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Wednesday 15th February 2023

This week's sustainable brand shout out is about COMPOSTING!

I've been getting a lot of questions about composting lately and I think a lot of people want to do it but they're not sure how to get started or they're hesitant because they think composting attracts rodents! (the way I do it, it does NOT)

This is how we compost:

1. You need a kitchen bin that sits on your benchtop so it's within easy reach. The one I have is similar to this one from The Compost Co (find it here

compost bin

So every time you cut up fruit, veggies, use eggs, coffee or tea you can put all those scraps in the compost bin. So eggshells can go in, coffee beans, tea bags (but take the paper tag off the tea bag) and vegetable and fruit scraps. I don't put much citrus in, so for things like oranges, the peel is ok but not the rest. I also don't put tomatoes or onion in. So once you fill the kitchen bin up you can take it out to your outdoor compost bin.

2. Outdoor composting bin. I recommend this one available from Bunnings. 

What I like about this bin is that it's got two compartments. So you put the fresh compost in one side and then once you want it to start breaking down you switch and put your fresh compost in the other compartment. That way you're not adding fresh scraps to the compost and you're allowing the older compost to break down properly. It will take around two months to turn into compost suitable for putting on the garden. 

So when you're ready to use the compost you just rotate the bin so the opening is facing the ground, put a bucket down down and slide open the lid and your fresh compost will be ready to use! This bin is awesome because you don't need to worry about rodents because it's off the ground. I've never had any problems with rodents and I've been using this bin for 7 years!

It's time to start composting! You'll be AMAZED at how much composting will reduce what you're sending to landfill each week.

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