Much of what I do as an organizer is help people to part with the things that they no longer love, need or want. Many people view these things as trash, but not me. Keeping things out of the landfill and moving them on to their new home, is one of the foundations of my business.
This core principle is also applied... to my kitchen! Composting is nature's original form of recycling. San Francisco has had curbside composting for over 15 years and at some point it becomes second nature.
A few years ago I decided to take my home composting up a notch and purchased a Worm Factory 360. The Worm Factory is a compact, super-easy vermicomposting bin. Yes worms! It still thrills me that I can toss a bunch of wilted greens, veggie scraps, egg crates and coffee grounds in and a few months those little guys have turned it all into rich organic fertilizer for my plants. Trash into treasure!
Think how much we could keep out of the landfill if every city had curbside composting? If you want to learn more check out the Global Compost Project web site.
Erin Becker is the owner of PICK IT UP, a