I would absolutely LOVE to start composting but don't really know the first thing about it! I live in an apartment complex but have a really big patio. Does anyone else compost in an apartment building? And how do you do it?
I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and composting is mandatory here. We have the green bins that get collected every 2 weeks. So, I live an apartment and compost. Recycling is also really strict here. We have to sort pretty much everything, and even have a clear bag for garbage! I had quite a shock when I went to Florida on vacation. I am so used to our system.
For composting food scraps indoors check out www.compokeeper.com. This is a great tool for people who have access to curbside compost recycling like Kelly in Nova Scotia. It also works for people with outdoor compost piles. I know what you mean Kelly, I moved from Boulder, CO (where curbside composting is set up) to St. Pete, Florida where they only just started curbside recycling for plastic bottles and such. It was a shock and somewhat disheartening, but it has almost made me more passionate about recycling because I have to work harder to do it by biking all my recyclables to a parking lot with dumpsters for recyclable materials. I've also started a compost pile in the courtyard of my apartment building (with approval from my landlord). I use my CompoKeeper with biodegradable bags and transfer full bags to the outdoor compost pile once a week or so. I have some neighbors who like to garden so I'm encouraging them to compost with me and utilize the black gold we create. One of my neighbors works at a local starbucks and adds coffee grounds from the store to the pile. It's worked out really well so far and is a great way to create community.
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