:The bin should be where it's convenient on a cold, rainy night when
:you're debating whether it's close enough, or whether you'll just send
:the scraps down the garbage disposal instead. Put the bin on the far
:side of the yard, and those food scraps won't make it there all winter.
OTOH, some places don't have enough winter to deter anyone and
some people are able to let their scraps set until the rain stops.
My compost heap is in the far back of my lot behind an azalea
and a tangerine tree, out of sight of my neighbors' patios. It only
took a couple of reminders before my husband stopped using the
disposal for everything.
Wendy Chatley Green
My compost piles are on both sides of this year's garden. They will be the
extension of the garden for next year. Trips to the pile with kitchen
scraps are reduced by leaving them in a sealed coffee can till I feel like
making it to the pile. The lid keeps the smell out and other than getting
too full, trips can be done when I feel like it rather than daily.
Hey, that's a great idea. I will keep that in mind when I am done with the
LARGE coffee can that I am using. My pile is in the back corner of the
yard, and I do not feel like walking out there sometimes. I have been
getting HUGE garbage bags of coffee grinds from work. Man, does that make
the pile hot when I put them on. A girl and I at work, take turns talking
the bags home, works out nicely.
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