Composting Methods For Small Scale

by | Nov 19, 2020

Much of our kitchen waste is suitable for composting, but it doesn’t always seem practical to do so if that’s the only waste we have to compost. It’s a shame for it to end up in a landfill when nature can pretty much process it for us, and provide something useful at the same time.


Can you share ideas, DIY methods or products that you’ve had success with for small scale composting?

  • What food types can go in to your system?
  • Can it be set up and used indoors?
  • How frequently does it need adding to?

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  1. Helen

    Any solutions are worth discussing here, whether that’s building a specific device, or experiences of how you’ve set up a larger system that many neighbors have arranged to use together.
    If it makes it practical for the daily peelings and scraps from a household to make their way to being composted, then please do share!

  2. Erik Gjørup K

    Our municipality just started giving us all two containers; each is divided again into two; one is for food scraps and general waste, the other for plastic / small metallic parts (cans etc) and paper. Now, the leftover food is the one I use the least, as I am fortunate to live on my own land, and I bought a small extra container for whatever is compostable, and throw that in my own compost. What I am getting at is that it is really a great thing that we are now able as a community to sort our waste at the source, And in the process they are inspiring many to do as I do – make your own compost. Great stuff.

    • Helen Fisher

      Hi Erik, thanks for this! It does seem like a fantastic, and probably the simplest solution, to offer a separate food waste collection. For the vast majority of people this would be the most practical option and I hear of various locations where it’s in place. Perhaps it’ll become more more wide spread in the future.


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