Frugal Family

We Love Compost

Our black waste bin is never full on collection day, because we recycle so much!
Anything that can go to the recycling centre is put in our green bin, any garden waste goes in out green sacks to be collected in bin day and any good waste (not that there is much of it) goes into the food waste compost bags.
At the moment we don’t have a space for a personal compost bin (we are mid move) but we do hope to have one set up soon. In the mean time we send all if our food waste to the recycling centre too. We are given green biodegradable bags that we fill and place into a brown bin that is emptied weekly. I don’t know if this is just Central Bedfordshire that do this or if is a country wide thing.
The green bags are to be placed into a smaller brown bin, which quite frankly, looks mega ugly. It’s big, bulky and brown. In my pretty kitchen it doesn’t look that great if I’m honest.
So, I decided that I needed an alternative. The DotComGiftShop sell this beautiful little retro compost bin.

It’s big but not too big. It perfectly holds the green bag, has lovely carry handles and has a lid that fits with a nice seal to keep any odours from sneaking out and making the kitchen smell gross!
The bin has an extra little bin inside that you easily lift in and out to change the liner and the whole bin can be taken apart and washed and bleached.

I think it adds a perfect little retro touch to my kitchen, us stylish and practical. So much better than that old brown box that looked ugly!!

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Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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