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littestvegan 01-31-2016 09:15 AM

Composting in an apartment, in the winter. Is it possible?
 
Okay so i live in apartments ( they are built more like townhouses, no one is underneath us and we have a garage.)
I do a lot of juicing and eat lots of bananas and other fruits. I hate just to throw them in our trashcan. Would it be possible to compost some how?
tips? ideas? suggestions?
Thanks!
-andy

Tom 02-03-2016 04:34 PM

Have you tried contacting your local Cooperative Extension, or maybe whatever government agency handles that kind of waste? The Department of Environmental Conservation in New York State has information about composting, but I don't know that it's a good idea to do it indoors. Do you have room anyplace outside? Most people compost outdoors year-round.

I'd suspect that if you have room in your garage, but noplace else outside to do it, that would be your best bet. I suppose you'd need some sort of container or bin that would not dribble stuff out onto the garage floor and cause stains.

David3 02-03-2016 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littestvegan (Post 3894185)
Okay so i live in apartments ( they are built more like townhouses, no one is underneath us and we have a garage.)
I do a lot of juicing and eat lots of bananas and other fruits. I hate just to throw them in our trashcan. Would it be possible to compost some how?
tips? ideas? suggestions?
Thanks!
-andy

Here are some options:

1. Find out where your local community garden is. Contact the person in charge, and ask if you can put your foods scraps into their communal compost pile.

2. Rent a space in your local community garden, and use it for composting.

3. Here is a list of places in Pennsylvania that will accept compost scraps: http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Waste/B...Facilities.pdf . Call first, to make sure they'll accept food scraps.

littestvegan 02-03-2016 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David3 (Post 3898697)
Here are some options:

1. Find out where your local community garden is. Contact the person in charge, and ask if you can put your foods scraps into their communal compost pile.

2. Rent a space in your local community garden, and use it for composting.

3. Here is a list of places in Pennsylvania that will accept compost scraps: http://files.dep.state.pa.us/Waste/B...Facilities.pdf . Call first, to make sure they'll accept food scraps.

This was very helpful, Thank you so much

UpperSpoon 02-15-2018 01:03 PM

I agree composting in winter is very difficult. I would usually keep it outside but at the moment it is just under my sink, not ideal.

Jabba 06-17-2020 11:21 AM

I've been thinking of composting inside an apartment as well. I don't live in a townhouse-type apartment though, and I'm not on the ground floor. I don't have a garage. I bought a bokashi composter but I haven't used it yet. It comes with a bag of accelerator. I was thinking of buying a Worm Factory 360 as well, and putting the bokashi end product into the worm composter (along with some soil). Would this work? I'm not knowledgeable about composting.

Big Foot Marty 06-24-2020 08:19 PM

Have you ever tried using some of the juicing remnants for cooking or soup/stews...Carrots after juicing make a great raw carrot cake....


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