I started composting my non-meat, non-oil kitchen scraps and am amazed at both how easy it is and how much less waste I'm putting into a landfill. Composting has literally cut my "garbage" in half, plus by the end of the fall, I'll have my first batch of nutritious fertilizer for next summer's garden.
I took a garbage can and drilled holes in the bottom for drainage, lined the bottom with a bunch of branches for air circulation, and then started filling it with fruit and vegetable waste along with coffee grounds and filters. Every now and then, I put layers of leaves or newspaper on as well.
-- Submitted by Tania Crawford
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