Waste Composting Tips
Stink-free Kitchen Waste Composting
your kitchen waste can be tricky. It is wet,
mostly nitrogen and continually filling your compost bin.
With the right kitchen waste composting tips, you can speed up your
kitchen waste composting and keep your compost bin smelling fresh.
Kitchen Waste Composting Tips
- When possible, cut the
kitchen compost into small
- Make sure that foods with
rinds, skins or hard
outside covers are cut open. You want the bacteria to get
- Drain any extra water if you
are throwing the kitchen
compost into a worm bin or other container which doesn't drain easily.
- Add equal parts "brown"
matter--one kitchen crock of
kitchen compost and one kitchen crock of newspaper, cardboard, dried
garden clippings, twigs, leaves, sawdust... Whatever
carbonous matter you have.
- Keep kitchen waste compost
protected from pest
invasion. Put a screen on top if the location would not be
good for flies. Put a fence around it if dogs, rats or
raccoons can get to it.
- Bury the kitchen waste
compost at least 6" below
surface of a regular outdoor compost pile to prevent pests from
- Plan on managing your
kitchen waste compost which has
accumulated over the winter right after the spring thaw. Add
carbon, turn it and make sure the food is well
buried. When a large mass of organic waste thaws, it may
become a stinky mess quickly. After the spring thaw, your
pile will balance out and become less "crisis" prone.
If all else fails, try either the NaturePro
Mill or the Bokashi