weird use for diaper genie?

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  1. Nessa's Nannies

    Nessa's Nannies Well-Known Member

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    i have had this though for a while but i do not know if it would work. :nerd: How about using a diaper genie type of device to store peels, egg shells etc. to add on to the compost once a week? good/bad idea? would it prevent smell/flies? i have never used a diaper genie before so i do not know how well it would work. thoughts? :shrug:
     
  2. VALENT

    VALENT Well-Known Member

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    I think it probably would work pretty well. Never thought about it though.
     

  3. swamp man

    swamp man Well-Known Member

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    I dunno.Bein as how most kitchen wast tends to be high on nitrogen,without air exchange,you might end up with something real stinky,real fast.A week is a pretty long time between trips to the compost heap.
     
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    lgslgs Well-Known Member

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    If you are concerned with smells & flies, a small rubbermaid bin in the freezer will prevent both - handy as well.

    We keep two bins in the freezer - one for soup stock trimmings, the other for the eggshells, coffee grounds and similar stuff that we don't want in the soup.

    Lynda
     
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    Maura Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If your kitchen produces a lot of compost filling, go ahead and try the genie. I don't like to keep compost in my kitchen for more than three days, so I just use a coffee can.
     
  6. Pony

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    I probably wouldn't use it because of the plastic bags. Unless they break down? Anaerobic decomposition does get mighty stinky... Ugh! Nothing like a bag of slime to turn inside out over the pile... ;)

    I keep 5 gallon buckets by the back door, because I generate lots of stuff for the compost during harvest. I like the idea of popping stuff in the freezer the rest of the year, though.

    Me, I NEED to walk to the compost bins, especially in the Winter. Keeps me from despairing of ever seeing Spring again...

    Pony!