Not long after we opened, we hooked up with someone who would take our vegetable waste and compostable utensils and containers. They dropped off a garbage can and then exchanged it once a week or so. By the end of the summer they stopped collecting, and by fall we were getting out of the habit of separating the compostable waste.
Well, with the warm weather we got motivated and we bought our own compost bin. It’s 102 gallons and cost about $100. We looked around for a while and saw many for considerably more money, but this one seems to have a good balance sturdy construction and cost. It feels good to be composting again, and plan on using the compost in our plot in the community garden next to the bank. We expect to have two or three of these bins if they work out as expected, eventually generating enough compost for a few plots. Next time you’re in, take a peek out the back window and take a look, it’s out by past the smoker by the wood pile.