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

Lisa Rollens rollens at fidnet.com
Mon Jul 31 12:34:34 EDT 2006

I have tried all kinds of systems with kitchen waste.  The problem seems to 
be getting lazy letting it sit around the house and start fruit flies, or 
even regular house flies in special compost containers.  Now, I just put the 
day's worth of compost in a bowl, a good bowl that I use, and take it out to 
the pile every night (or to the chickens).  Nothing in the house to attract 
insects and the bowl gets washed!

Lisa, in the MO Ozarks

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Noctaire" <noctaire at infobin.org>
To: "'permaculture'" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Dealing with one's own trash....

>> 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.
> It's less an outside issue than an INSIDE issue I'm fighting.  :)  I need 
> a
> way to convince the whole family to put the kitchen scraps somewhere OTHER
> than in the garbage can so I'm thinking something like a separate waste
> center with maybe biodegradable bags or something similar?
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