Using a countertop compost pail in the kitchen is both a handy and attractive way to keep up with collecting kitchen scraps.
A day full of good food and drink can accumulate a lot of great compost material, and this week we celebrate composting! From coffee grounds to vegetable peels and orange rinds, once composted, can divert over 30% of garbage away from the garbage can.
Composting also introduces beneficial nutrients to the soil by introducing microscopic organisms which aerate the soil, break down plant material, and create natural fertilizers and ward off plant disease.
Just remember that the average household discards about 474 pounds of food waste a year. This is equivalent to about 1.5 pounds of food waste per person a day, so don't waste it...compost it!