I realized this week that while Zero Waste Home is considered by many the "Bible for the zero waste pursuer" (per Book Riot)📖 and in it, I provide a chart 📋matching your personal needs to the right composting system, I completely overlooked 🤭composting systems for people living tiny and on the road!
When camping🏕 for long periods of time, we had used trench; for shorter ones, municipal curbside composting. While both options are still viable during our yearlong road trip in a trailer, they're not always possible. So when preparing for #zerowastehometour 🎤 I considered all additional options. I looked🔎 at compact worm 🐛bins, electrical systems, Bokashi... But tight spaces and instability of a moving trailer had me eliminate them -plus Bokashi needs to be added to compost so it's not a solution for us. I was also told about ShareWaste app which points to locations accepting compostables, but 1-They're scattered all over the US and rarely available where we go, 2- pulling a 27 footer limits accessibility.
While I chose a trailer model with an integrated and convenient counter bin that I use as a compost receptacle, I would have also liked to be able to compost🍂ourselves but we ultimately decided that "winging it as we go" was the best option for us. We've now been doing so for 3 weeks, and not regrettably so, as it's been fun to discover composting options along our route 🇺🇸🇨🇦. For example, I spent last week on a farm🐂🐐🐣🐄🐑, and while I was surprised to learn that they do not compost, the owner pointed me to her pigs🐷 instead.
Needless to say, the less you peel 🔪, the more manageable composting becomes 🥔🍐🍏(one of the reasons I only peel what needs to be peeled). I also typically make use of dry bread, but made an exception here: feeding it to the pigs🐖 that day was more entertaining than making croutons 😁
What's you're go-to composting system?
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