While I know I can keep dumping stuff in the black bin, the snow makes it a
bit more of a PITA and we're out of the fresh stuff season now anyway. I'm
trying hard to do more locally grown fresh stuff and those just are not
available now. I'll still dump the big stuff, potato peels and such, but for
now the coffee and tea bags are just hitting the trash can.
Why can't you place the coffee, tea, etc. in a small covered pail
outdoors near your house where it will freeze solid this time of year
(NH is a free natural freezer for like 1/3 the year), then walk it out
to your composter whenever weather permits. During winter I make use
of a five gallon covered plastic contractor's bucket in my attached
unheated garage... winters are long and cold in upstare NY too... and
I probably generate more kitchen scraps during winter than summer.
Seems silly to negate a major portion of your kitchen scraps for
really no good reason whatsoever. Those rectangular plastic cat
litter buckets with the integrel hinged lids work very well too. The
tight fitting lids are important or mice will get in and they won't be
able to climb out... I drill a few small holes in the lid for
evaporation but mostly it stays frozen solid all winter so ther eis no
odor. I wouldn't bother saving kitchen scraps at all if I didn't save
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