I am getting my worms on Saturday, finally! I am so looking forward to start composting!
At work I have requested to establish a "Reuse" area, where staff can drop off/pick up unwanted office supplies.
I am creating a business that will collect food waste from businesses that want to be more sustainable and stop dumping food waste into landfills.
I am looking for businesses (and people) interested on changing this so if anyone wants more information on how this would work contact BlackGold Food Waste & Compost Services at email@example.com -
Treating food as garbage is one of the reasons we have to import food and create space to dump more garbage. Landfill usage promotes anaerobic decomposition of the material we put there. In the case of organic material, even food waste that is easily compostable takes years if not decades to decompose using valuable land space that could be used for truly unusable materials.
I am using a blue Rubbermaid Roughneck bin in which I have made ventilation holes with a nail and hammer. For bedding I tear newspaper into strips about 5cm by 15cm, soak them in water briefly, then squeeze most of the water out.
I keep vegetable scraps in a plastic bucket with a ventilated. Once a week bury them under the bedding in the compost bin. That's it. The worms do the rest. It takes them about a week to get through what I feed them, with some things (orange peels, onions) taking longer. My worm bin has been going for about a month now.