Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Composting in the Kitchen

I first saw these Naturemill composters on the Design Mom blog.  With so many cities offering food scrap recycling (yay Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability!) people are already saving their food scraps for curbside pick up. Why not put them to use and make your own compost right in your own kitchen?

They can be kept anywhere (garage, laundry room)...even outdoors in the snow, rain, or freezing temperatures.

They seem easy to use:
1. Add waste items-any time, any day
2. The upper chamber mixes, heats, and aerates. Compost later transfers to the lower chamber, so you can add fresh items.
3. Empty every 2 weeks, when the red light comes on.

No worms, bugs or trash odors. They use very little energy.

It looks like you may be able to find these at Home Depot, Target, Williams-Sonoma, Plow and Hearth other assorted locations.

What do you think of these?

1 comment:

  1. I Love these but they are a little out of my price range, do you know of a less expensive version?