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  • nico morrisnico morris

    The usual urban MYTH No meat bones or dairy is repeated here
    other than that it's a great program.
    where are you supposed to put them down the toilet? ridiculous

    if there's a problem in landfill its meat ,dairy and heavy protein.

    a good worm bin can handle your dead cat just fine,Don't be fooled by old
    Waste Management's tales, they are bs.

    Nico

  • Megan WoodMegan Wood

    I just printed out the black and white instructions to hang above my compost bin! I'd love to see a follow-up to this on restaurants that compost.

  • Nicole RogersNicole Rogers

    The compost bins shouldn't smell at all if you take good care of them by giving them the right kinds of scraps, rotating them, etc. They should smell, if anything, like fresh soil. However, if you are the kind of person who, say, habitually kills houseplants, this brand of composting may not be right for you. It does take a little care and maintenance.

    You can also look into Bokashi, which doesn't use worms and is another indoor, odor-free method of composting. Bokashi is odorless and pest free because it works with an airtight anaerobic process of fermentation. I'm posting something on Bokashi Friday, so I'll make sure to post it here too!

  • thegreenpagesthegreenpages

    This is definitely good and can be applied to us over here in Canada!

  • Diana AhrensDiana Ahrens

    ok i love this but step #7 (Find it a home) needs a LITTLE more explanation...or at least i want someone to weigh in here - is this meant to imply that i should find a place for it inside? what about the smell?

    • nico morrisnico morris

      If you keep a GOOD layer of mulch over the compost,you will only smell it when you give it a bit of a stir and add new food, Meats and cheeses need to be cut in reasonable size pieces A garage is best worm bins LOVE and THRIVE on Bugs! (vegans should love this)when you turn it ,you kill most of the bugs and the worms eat them as well. a porch or backyard in SHADE ONLY is good

    • Nicole RogersNicole Rogers

      I had the same response at first! You can see my mass reply to this question above, but long story short, yes it is meant to happen indoors, and no it shouldn't smell *if* you do it right. But it's easy once you get the hang of it. If you're skeptical about the worm composting process, Bokashi is a worm-free, odor-free way of indoor composting. I will post about Bokashi in a couple of days! Thanks!

  • Jen ChiouJen Chiou

    Managing worms in my apartment is not going to happen, so I've used these approaches:
    (1) Bought an indoor composting kit, which uses bokashi (a sawdust kind of material that uses anaerobic fermentation and I think reduces the stink factor) : http://www.amazon.com/SCD-Probiotics-K101-Seasons-Composter/dp/B004X5KB0W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1348007243&sr=8-3&keywords=bokashi
    Only challenge with this is I don't have a backyard to actually use my compost, so I'm now using....
    (2) Vokashi (http://www.vokashi.com/): A nice lady comes to pick up my compost bucket (also with bokashi in it) every month and takes it to be used in local community gardens around NYC

  • Yasha WallinYasha Wallin

    This is amazing and as soon as I get over my fear of worms I'm in.

    • Cynthia CorlissCynthia Corliss

      Rea the book "Diary of a Worm"! Nothing to fear, they do so much good for our earth!