How To Build Your Own Organic Waste System


Want to take your kitchen to a new level of “green?” Tried a compost pile in your backyard and had to hide from your neighbors due to the smell? Tired of finding your compost items brought out to your front yard by the neighborhood animals?

Well, there is an alternative. Make a backyard food waste system and you can green up your kitchen by not throwing your food scraps into the trash and you won’t be stinking up the neighborhood either. This is the supply list you will need:

  • 20 gallon galvanized trash can, with lid. Be sure to look for a can with handles on 2 sides as well as a handle on the lid.
  • Bungee cord
  • Power drill with approx ¼” drill bit, suitable


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3 Responses to How To Build Your Own Organic Waste System

  1. Jeremy says:

    This is a good idea, and something I’ve been meaning to do. But for now, I just stink up the neighborhood with my steaming pile of decomposing organic waste behind the garage 😀

    Thankfully we live in a fairly rural setting so I don’t think anyone really notices.

  2. livingplanet says:

    to address odor and to capture the energy in compost, try out effective microorganisms (EM).

    i speak from experience.

  3. SYLVIA says:

    This is a totally awesome idea. I have a somewhat similar system going now, but this offers an improvement. I am immediately going to start on this project. Thanks.

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