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    I've tried posting on Gumtree and Streetbank for people to take my food waste for composting, but haven't received any response so far. So I thought perhaps I could compost the waste myself and try giving that away. And if nothing else, I would sprinkle it in my community garden.

    If you have any suggestions on where I could give away my food waste, that would be great.

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    Why not start off a composter in your community garden?
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    Does your community garden have a compost bin? If not, why not ask for one?
    My mother lives in a block of flats with a shared garden. The residents share a big compost bin.

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    The community garden doesn't have a bin. But yes, I can surely speak to the manager here and ask for one. Thanks for the suggestion
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Most composting is done outdoors and, if you don't have a garden, you'd have to compost indoors. You could look at Bokashi bins but I know absolutely nothing about them! Bokashi - Composting | Bokashi Composting | Wiggly Wigglers
    Bokashi Composting isn't real composting. It pickles food waste so it doesn't go rancid allowing you to use meat and dairy waste as well. The resulting pickle looks the same as it did when it went in (perhaps with some white mould) smells strongly of cider vinegar and still needs to be composted properly.

    Food waste can attract rats, foxes and other vermin if put directly into a compost bin which is where I use bokashi - as an in between process that lets me compost the things I wouldn't normally put in. For some reason Bokashi is hyped as perfect if you live in a flat, it isn't. I keep my bokashi out of the house because you get the pickled smell whenever you open the lid to fill it up. And that can be a strong vinegar smell.
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    Sounds horrible! I don''t like that vinegary smell. Makes me think of gone-off wine

    What about a wormery? https://www.originalorganics.co.uk/s...r-wormery.html
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