Creating a Place to Compost Meat and Poo
Conventional wisdom tells us not to compost meat scraps, dairy products, or poop from omnivorous animals like dogs. There are good reasons for this advice, like avoiding bad smells, harmful bacteria, and unwanted attention from animals.
But throwing those biodegradable items in the trash clashes with the conventional wisdom that advises us to reduce, re-use, and recycle. So I did some research and learned how to safely recycle these items back into our own soil rather than sending them to a landfill.
The directions are quite simple: cut holes in a plastic trash can, dig a hole somewhere other than where you grow food, then bury the trash can so only the lid is accessible. The holes allow worms and the rest of the underground workforce to access the contents.
The project cost eight euros and a couple hours of my time. I'm quite curious to find out if this will actually work. It just seems too easy.