Did you know that the city of San Francisco composts?
My objection to composting had been simple: Compost is messy and it smells.
Since my green bin is outside, I either have to take the compost out every night before it smells up the house or I need to find a container that does not stink and that I don’t need to clean. And if I do need to clean it, it is dishwasher safe.
Compost pail, charcoal filters and compostable trash bags on Amazon.com:
|Stainless Steel Compost Pail 11×7.25-in.||$36.43 (+S/H)|
|Pack of Two Charcoal Filters (each filter lasts 6-12 months)||$5.93 (+S/H)|
|BioBag Biodegradable 3 Gallon Trash Bags (150 count)||$19.91 (+S/H)|
With shipping to SF it costs less than $0.60 per month to conveniently recycle my food scraps and not smell up my kitchen. I reduced my costs to less than $0.50 per month by purchasing Biosak 125 Compostable Bags from Costco South San Francisco (10th St. SF was out when I checked) for $13.99 (+tax).
- All Food: fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, bones, rice, beans, pasta, bread, cheese, and eggshells
- Food-soiled Paper: waxed cardboard, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, paper milk cartons, tea bags, coffee grounds/filters, wooden crates, and sawdust
- Plants: floral trimmings, tree trimmings, leaves, grass, brush, and weeds
The following items are NOT accepted in the green cart:
- plastic bags
- plastic flower pots or trays
- kitty litter or animal feces
- rocks, stones, or dirt