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  • Megan Wood

    I just printed out the black and white instructions to hang above my compost bin! I'd love to see a follow-up to this on restaurants that compost.

  • Nicole Rogers

    The compost bins shouldn't smell at all if you take good care of them by giving them the right kinds of scraps, rotating them, etc. They should smell, if anything, like fresh soil. However, if you are the kind of person who, say, habitually kills houseplants, this brand of composting may not be right for you. It does take a little care and maintenance.

    You can also look into Bokashi, which doesn't use worms and is another indoor, odor-free method of composting. Bokashi is odorless and pest free because it works with an airtight anaerobic process of fermentation. I'm posting something on Bokashi Friday, so I'll make sure to post it here too!

  • thegreenpages

    This is definitely good and can be applied to us over here in Canada!

  • Diana Ahrens

    ok i love this but step #7 (Find it a home) needs a LITTLE more explanation...or at least i want someone to weigh in here - is this meant to imply that i should find a place for it inside? what about the smell?

    • Nicole Rogers

      I had the same response at first! You can see my mass reply to this question above, but long story short, yes it is meant to happen indoors, and no it shouldn't smell *if* you do it right. But it's easy once you get the hang of it. If you're skeptical about the worm composting process, Bokashi is a worm-free, odor-free way of indoor composting. I will post about Bokashi in a couple of days! Thanks!

  • Jen Chiou

    Managing worms in my apartment is not going to happen, so I've used these approaches:
    (1) Bought an indoor composting kit, which uses bokashi (a sawdust kind of material that uses anaerobic fermentation and I think reduces the stink factor) :
    Only challenge with this is I don't have a backyard to actually use my compost, so I'm now using....
    (2) Vokashi ( A nice lady comes to pick up my compost bucket (also with bokashi in it) every month and takes it to be used in local community gardens around NYC

  • Yasha Wallin

    This is amazing and as soon as I get over my fear of worms I'm in.