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Green Your Kitchen: Forget the Garbage Disposal

Posted Oct 18 2010 3:23pm

Kitchen Compost The kitchen is at the heart of many American households. But waste there can be a real problem. This week's tips, then, are about how to green your food-prep space.

Tip #2: Compost Biodegradable Waste

Many people just let the in-sink garbage disposal take care of their food waste. Convenient though that may be, the practice overburdens water-treatment facilities with viscous sludge, which in turn requires additional water to treat. Instead, do your own treatment: Collect your organic kitchen waste in a bin or bucket. When it's full, tote it to your backyard compost bin, or start a compost-exchange program with your neighbors.

Tell us: What do you do with organic kitchen waste?

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