Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday

tip-o-day

We haven't even started to compost yet - but I was so pleased with this tip I decided to publish it even before we put it into practice.

When my environmentally conscience wife and I started discussing composting last week - she explained frankly that she was not thrilled about schlepping kitchen waste out to the pile in the dead of winter every day
(keeping in mind that we plan to compost in a wooded patch over 300 feet away from the house).

I told her about those nifty little buckets that sit on your counter which are purported to be odor free for days - she wrinkled her nose.

Then a friend at work gave me this fabulous idea.
Use the freezer.

Perfect!
We can simply toss our daily kitchen wastes (non-meat) into a tupper' or baggie or some such thing then pop them into the freezer.
It can be added to and stay there as long as needed, and the schlepping can be done at our convenience.

7 comments:

Maria said...

This would be a great idea except we have no room whatsoever in our fridge. I mean, none....

sporksforall said...

The problem, for me, with freezing stuff is that it reminds me of Teresa's mother, who likes to freeze stuff and then throw it away. I'm going to try and readjust my thinking to this as a green idea. We'll see how it goes...

WenWhit said...

Right now, all I can do is laugh... but I'll TRY to give it serious consideration later. ;p

eb said...

but where will you keep the weed?

SassyFemme said...

You must have a much larger freezer than we do, or do you have a deep freeze in the basement?

WordsRock said...

I'm not so sure it will be easy or convenient to wrestle scraps into containers in the freezer. I'll look forward to hearing the results of this experiment.

Zoe said...

Thanks for the freezer tip. It's such a simple solution that I want to smack myself in the forhead and say, "doh!" Why didn't think of that.