This is an easy way to compost kitchen scraps without using a kitchen compost pail.
Don’t get me wrong, I am an advocate of compost pails in the kitchen but maybe you want to try your hand at this before investing in a proper compost pail.
Follow these steps
- Wrap kitchen scraps in newspaper
- Put wrapped scraps in the freezer
- When convenient, maybe on the weekend, put scraps in a compost bin or bury in the garden
Notes: Kitchen scraps means vegetable or fruit scraps, not meat or dairy (there’s tons more info about this here). When you put the scraps in the compost bin, pile, or bury them, just put in as is, paper and all, the paper will decompose just fine. Once again, more info here, this time about composting paper.
Freezing the scraps means no smell, plus the act of freezing actually helps in the breaking down process. All in all, pretty useful.
If you are thinking about composting scraps this is a really easy method to try.