going off of JimPB’s post on used coffee grounds… i’d love to compost, but i live in a condo. i have no outdoor space to keep a compost pile, or a place to use it. i’ve spoken to my condo association about creating a pile for our community garden, but received a lukewarm response. anyone know of a place or service that will accept kitchen scraps?
there was a program session on NPR once about curbside composting. I responded to inquire about curbside-composting in the Arlington area. The response i received was that if anyone in the DC-metro area would do it, it’d be Arlington. I know that the Potomac Heritage park has a garden where they have compost bins and accept compostable items. Above all, I still have not found any service for communcal composting. Good luck and please let me know if you happen to stumble upon one. sorry if not too helpful.
Look to what Bloomberg is proposing in NYC. Hope you have no rats, can’t imagine what NYC will be like if they implement it.
Unless the garden rules prohibit one, buy a compost drum and stick it in your section of the garden. problem solved.
thanks, emc2. i’ve heard about composting services too, but have yet to find one that services ARL. closest i got was Compost Cab, which either doesn’t serve ARL, or doesn’t serve my part of ARL (Ballston). after a bit more googling, i found the ARL arm of the Virginia Cooperative Extension … they’ve got information on how to compost, so i figured it’d be worth asking them about a place to bring scraps. i’ll post back what i hear.
Get one of those bins for your building?
Rent space at one of the community gardens. The one on four mile run?
It’s admirable, but I would not bother . There IS an indoor system called bokashi, but the results then need to go into a worm bin (something you could potentially do inside), and then you’d have to take the finished compost.
I have a compost pile in my yard and no rats. One day, we’ll all have waste bins for food waste that will be composted by the local govt, and it will be no big deal.
@No: that’s exactly what i was looking for. thanks much!
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