Saving the planet inch by inch

April 22, 2008 8:30am CST
Do you have a compost heap or bin in your garden? It's amazing what can be composted. Our local council had a big push on this and supplied big black compost bins for just £10. Now a lot of the stuff we would have put out for garbage collection goes into the compost bin. Vegetable peels, fruit cores, grass clippings, and even cardboard and eggshells. The eggshells don't compost down but crushed up they add minerals to the mix. Ours has been going about six months and it's full of rich black compost at the bottom and heaving with earthworms. Apparently that's a good sign. Do you think this is a good ay to replenish the garden soil and flower pots and help cut don garbage collections?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
22 Apr 08
We have not got one of those, I have not heard of it either. We just have a brown bin for all our food waste and the council takes it away once a fortnight. Yes I do think that it is a good way to help the environment, and our gardens!!
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22 Apr 08
we have a 'brown' bin too into which we're supposed to put the no compostable items such as woody tree clippings and the like. Just lately we seem to have more bins than rubbish to put in it! Long live the council tax!
@gemini_rose (16194)
22 Apr 08
I know its ridiculous!
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@rexiemay (402)
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
we dont have compost heap in our garden. i guess we are not much open to that here in our area. but we do have garbage collectors who want us to segregate our waste products into papers, plastics, biodegradable etc. here at home, we do our share of saving the planet by saving our electricity by turning off appliances that we are not using. we sell our old newspapers so the junk shops could recycle it. i guess simple things could go a long way.
• Australia
29 Apr 08
We are going to have a compost bin put in. Right under one of our fruit trees. I think every household should have one if they have a yard. Why through out perfectly good nutrients for your garden only to buy the comercial product? Doesn't make sense to me.