[Noisebridge-discuss] Subject: Re: Proposal: filtered exhaust fan for compost bin

Jean-Luc Picard atari2600a at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 01:00:09 UTC 2013


Yeah but the big problem with that is it implies NB members are eager to 
do the 'hard' labour such as cleaning the kitchen in an active rather 
than passive manner. Besides, the flies are finding their way in from 
the front (supposedly unsanitary conditions in the grocery store next 
door; don't get anything towards the ground there?)  so we'd still need 
something a bit more sophisticated to deal w/ the airflow, except w/ a 
seal.  If NB's gonna be heated this winter, this can actually be done 
passively by simply cracking a kitchen window by a centimeter & placing 
the bucket below it.

I'm totally up for the biocompostable bag thing though.

On 10/12/2013 02:05 PM, cynthia lee wrote:
> The most practical solution to this problem is to use bio (compostable 
> bags) in the 5 gallon white plastic pail already in the kitchen and 
> put compostable materials in these only. These bags would be tied up 
> when full and placed into the green bin. Fly problem and odor resolved 
> OK as long as trash is taken out twice a week? The white pails are 
> very easy to clean if there is a leak. rebag any leaky bags before 
> placing into green bin. Cheap and no moving parts or nonhuman energy 
> needed.
> This plan requires a working elevator to prevent back injuries.
>
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> Cynthia Jeanne Lee MD
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