[permaculture] Dealing with one's own trash....

yarrow at sfo.com yarrow at sfo.com
Mon Jul 31 03:20:31 EDT 2006

In my compost bins, I found that whenever I saw lots of fruit flies 
hovering, it was easy to move them along by burying the compostables 
deeper in the pile, covering them with a layer of shredded newspaper, 
or adding a layer of coffee grounds.

To avoid smell and insects in something like a 5-gallon bucket with a 
lid, you can get some coffee grounds (free from most coffee shops) 
and cover each day's compostables with them.

noctaire at infobin.org wrote:
.... I need to come up with a tidy way of
>gathering kitchen scraps to toss in the compost tumblers (something like a
>container that won't attract insects or give off unpleasant smells).  There
>just seems to be so many other things though that don't go so nicely.

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