For Christmas, I asked my mom for a composter. They didn't have them in stock at Lowe's, and she's not very Web-savvy, so she forgot to order it until after Christmas. Now, at the end of January, I finally have it in my hot little hands!
I've always really like the idea of composting items that would otherwise go in the garbage. So much is packed into landfills every day, that even biodegradable items take MUCH longer to decompose than they would under normal circumstances. I just want to do my part to eliminate as much waste as possible! (If you're interested in doing the same, check out the great blog My Zero Waste. It's got a lot of practical information on ways to recycle items you wouldn't think are recyclable and products that are green.)
So far I lurve my composter. In like three days, I've crammed it full of wilted produce, egg shells, coffee grounds and dead flowers. The unfortunate thing is ... in like three days, I've already crammed it full. Because it's small, it's supposed to be used primarily in the kitchen, and then the innards are supposed to be added to a larger, outdoor compost pile once it's full.
Now, I don't really have much of a yard, so I don't have a way of making a larger composting pile. (Even if we had the space, our neighbors take care of a lot of feral cats, and I don't want the kitty-boos hanging out in my trash.) But, I have a friend who gardens and has her own large composting pile, and she has volunteered to let me dump my scraps in their pile. Hooray!
Do you compost?