Begin a New Routine This Holiday Season: Composting

The holidays are a perfect time to begin composting—with all of the holiday meals prepared and parties thrown, there's bound to be pounds of compostable material produced! Okay, so maybe beginning a compost during the warm months is more pleasant, but I've got a large white bin that's filled with scraps from Thanksgiving. So, why not now?

Beginning an indoor compost with worms can be done at any time, but I'm determined to start one outside. The compromise is this: my husband approves, but only if the bin stays out of sight. Since we live in a village where you can see your neighbors' yard (unless you've heavily invested in shrubbery), I also wanted to keep it tucked away for them as well.

So, I researched and researched—I read dozens of product guides and unhelpful reviews (people love to rant)—and finally settled on a compact tumbler from Envirocycle. The unit arrives today, so more to come on my composting adventure as it unfolds.

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(Image: Landis Carey)