Compost Basket

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Does anyone keep a small bin or basket in the kitchen for the compost, emptying it outside in the big bin every couple of days or so? I wanted to cut down the amount of trash that I throw away, and thought that if there was a more convenient basket in the kitchen, I may be able to do so.

    Does anyone else do this? Are there any problems associated with it?
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I use a plastic bucket & empty it every couple of days, more often in the summer.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Compost? Every scrap from my kitchen goes to feed an animal at my house.
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Most of my apple peelings, fruit cores w/o seeds, etc. go to my chickens or the wild birds but when I let something get WAY bad (like the bag of frozen corn I was defrosting for the inside birds before we went out of town, and it got pushed to the back of the frig & soured before we got back b/c my niece didn't see it), it goes in the compost heap. If something is soured or smells weird, I figure if it's not good for me, it might not be good for them. The only problem with the scrap bucket is that sometimes in the VERY warm weather it may need to be emptied & rinse at least a couple of times daily to prevent gnats from gathering.
     
  5. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Back in the olden days, 100 years bc (before chickens), when my kids still lived here I kept a scrap bucket under my sink. In fact I believe my Mom still does. Anyway, I used an empty ice cream bucket with the lid. It worked great, even in summer, and bugs were not a problem. Now I just leave a bowl on the side of the sink and take scraps out to the chickens every time it gets full enough.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If your chickens get to the compost pile they won't care if it sour or past a date when you would not eat it. LOL
     
  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Quote:Ditto that and I don't have a 1/3 the menagerie Prissy does! My compost tumbler is full of yard stuff and as it breaks down it goes into my garden.
     
  8. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use one of those plastic coffee cans with a lid. At the very least, it gets all the coffee grounds, but I do put other stuff in there, too. Onion peels and such. Very handy. Easy to rinse out after I dump it, too.
     
  9. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Quote:Thanks, I had a metal coffee can with lid laying around, and, I decided to use that.

    One step closer to cutting down the amount of trash I throw away. [​IMG]
     
  10. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Glad I could help.

    I like the plastic cans because they have a little handle on them. You can use them for all sorts of things. I have 2 of them out in the chicken run. They are poop cans. I clean the poop out from under the roosts every morning, with a garden trowel and cat litter pooper scooper, dump it into the poop cans, and carry them to composter. Our garden soil is really improving since we got the chickens!

    I guess I just revealed myself as slightly obsessive about the chicken poop! It barely hits the ground before I scoop it up! [​IMG]
     

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