Proper trash disposal was a lifestyle change for Our LEED AP, and a needed goal for everyone
Okay. I’ll admit it. I never really thought too much about where my trash ended up until I moved to Cincinnati and drove past the local landfill. It is massive and is said to be the highest point in the county! As an adult, I always tried to recycle, but now I was really motivated to keep MY trash from going to THAT landfill.
Did you know that the rotting food in our landfills creates methane gas? Most landfills use this for energy, but I decided that I could put that food waste to better use. Obviously, we should all try to eat the food that we buy, but it is sometimes impossible, and composting can ease a guilty conscience by making something out of the wasted food.
My first composter was a tumbler. It worked pretty well, but it took a while to understand the proportions of food waste to nitrogen-rich matter like leaves. Read the rest of this entry »
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