Turning Kitchen Waste into Compost
One easy way to turn kitchen waste into compost is a wormer. These are made of plastic, wood or metal and vary in shape and size. In summer they can be kept outside, and in winter they prefer a more sheltered area or even to be bought indoors.
If you have a compost bin, you can keep a small caddy in the kitchen for waste food. Keeping a balance is necessary though. For instance, the microbes need enough oxygen and water for the decomposition to take place. Substances such as vegetable peelings, grass clippings, chopped pruning and shredded paper. These are all included in the much-needed balance.
|Kitchen waste||Standard compost bin||Wormer|
|Raw vegetable peelings||Yes, mixed well into comp||In small quantities|
|Citrus peel||No, too much moisture||Yes- in small quantities|
|Dairy products, fat/ grease||No- attract pests and vermin||No- unwanted vermin and flies|
|Tea bags/ coffee||Yes, mix into heap||Yes, small amounts|
|Newspaper/ cardboard etc||Yes, mix into heap avoid large amounts||Yes, small amounts|
We hope that this article has helped you to know what food waste can go in you compost or wormer. These are both great ways in which to recycle you food waste. If you have any questions regarding how to compost then please feel free to contact us.