Now that our trash diet is well underway, I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned about composting. This is the part of the program I was most excited about because I figured it would be an easy way to immediately start reducing our waste. But before I get ahead of myself, let me give you a quick primer on how exactly it works.
See below for a visual step-by step guide:
In the first week of composting (and being better about recycling) our kitchen trash was reduced significantly – from our norm of at least 2 bags a week to just a little over 1 bag. The majority of that change was probably due to our recycling efforts because the only food we used to throw away were things we couldn’t put down the disposal, like chicken bones. What I noticed even more than our smaller trash pile was how much less water we were using by cutting back on the garbage disposal.
|photo via Sunny side up mama|