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Old 06-08-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I ordered from Garden Supply some BioBags which are completely degradable for my kitchen waste. I just put one in a large plastic pitcher on my kitchen counter and put all appropriate kitchen scraps in. When it is nearly full I just twist a knot in the top and toss it in the compost pile. Sometimes I even turn the yard waste on top of it and sometimes not.

They sure are handy and clean. I don't remember how much I paid but it is worth it. I actually bought them for a Christmas Party for my garden club but was unable to attend so I tried them for myself.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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That sounds great! I almost never take my kitchen scraps to the compost pile because I don't want to have to save them up in some kind of nasty-smelling container. I just use leaves, grass clippings, and the occasional cut-down plant in mine, and it has worked fine, but I'd like to add that extra "dimension" to it....diversify the nutrients, so to speak.

Critters don't tear the bags open when you leave them out on the top of the pile? That's another problem....don't want to have to take the time to bury the scraps, and even when I have taken the time, some critter digs through and gets them during the night!
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Luv, I don't think you'll have a problem if you keep meat, dairy - any animal by-product - out of your compost pile. Also, if you rotate and/or layer your pile, you should have any problems.
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