Put the right stuff in
Good things to compost include vegetable peelings, fruit waste, teabags, plant prunings and grass cuttings.
These are fast to break down and provide important nitrogen as well as moisture.
It’s also good to include things such as cardboard egg boxes, scrunched up paper and fallen leaves.
How do you start an indoor compost bin?
Method 1 Composting with an Indoor Bin
- Find a container for your compost.
- Drill holes in the bottom of your container.
- Put the container on a tray.
- Store your composter.
- Add a layer of soil to your composter.
- Put shredded newspaper on top of the soil.
- Save your food scraps.
- Mix the scraps with shredded newspaper.
How Can I Keep compost in my kitchen without it smelling?
- Start the bottom of your container with a thin layer of browns (I like to use a few twigs and leaves, or shredded newspaper).
- Then add a layer of greens.
- Pour a thin layer (¼-½ inch deep) of soil across the compost.
- Continue adding these lasagna-like layers (browns, greens, soil) until your container is full!
How do I store kitchen scraps for compost?
How to Store Compostable Food Scraps
- Scraps can be stored in plastic bags in your refrigerator until used in your compost bin.
- Scraps can take up less space if you chop or shred them first during meal preparation.
- Scraps can be stored in a Kitchen Compost Pail until taken to your compost bin.