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Food Scrap Holder

Not one of my better images, but this milk carton (and others like it) served me very well! Before switching over to an “official” food scrap hold (a plastic jobby that holds “official” BioBag inserts! haha), I always used to … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 27th, 2010 with no comments.
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Pig Waste Composting

This set of images definitely represents a “blast from the past”. I took them while I was working on my (ill-fated) masters program at the University of Guelph (04/05). My project involved composting liquid pig waste mixed with straw, using … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 15th, 2010 with 1 comment.
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Pet Waste Composting

If you’ve read a fair bit about backyard composting you will likely know by now that one of the cardinal rules is “don’t add pet waste to your compost bin”. This advice certainly has merit, at least as far as … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on May 7th, 2008 with 18 comments.
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Fun With Biodegradable Bags

For quite some time I’ve been meaning to buy some compostable plastic bags so I can see how quickly they will breakdown in a composting system. I’ve always been really fascinated with the idea of biodegradable plastic in general, and … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on May 4th, 2008 with no comments.
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International Compost Awareness Week 2008

For a guy who is mega-passionate about composting I can certainly be a dunce sometimes! Until just a couple of hours ago, I had no clue that ‘International Compost Awareness Week’ (May 4-10) was about to begin. Thankfully, I at … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on May 4th, 2008 with 1 comment.
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Continuous vs Batch Composting

An e-mail question from one of my readers yesterday reminded me that it might not be a bad idea to write a quick post about the difference between ‘batch’ and ‘continuous’ composting.


A continuous composting system is one that receives … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 29th, 2008 with no comments.
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Spring Compost Bin Tune-Up

Now that yard and garden season is here again, I’m sure many people are interested in getting their backyard compost bins and heaps up and running once more. If you piled up lots of organic matter in the fall you … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 28th, 2008 with no comments.
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My Naked Compost Bin

Last weekend I finally got myself out to the backyard to dismantle my winter composting insulation wall. It was funny to see the composter reduced back to its original dimensions – it looked so small and naked. I’m definitely glad … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 25th, 2008 with no comments.
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Composting Is My Destiny

True story…and it relates to the importance of composting (among other things) in my life.

My wedding ring has always been a little too big for my finger. I guess it didn’t seem that way when we first purchased our … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 9th, 2008 with 9 comments.
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Spring Has Sprung!

Well, after what seemed like a very long winter, spring finally arrived in fine style last week with lots of sunshine and temperatures much closer to (and even higher than) seasonal norms. Virtually all the snow is gone, and the … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 8th, 2008 with no comments.
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