I have a confession to make: Although I work for Gardener’s Supply, I don’t have a backyard composter. Startling, but true.
All yard waste—and there’s a lot of it—is thrown directly into the bed of my truck. From there, I bring it to the Intervale Center, which is just down the road. It’s a huge, compost-making facility that accepts yard waste from the region. The only problem is, what to do with our kitchen waste? That’s where the Biobags come in.
When I start making dinner, I put a Biobag on the counter, rolling the edges a bit to make it stay open. You can even use it to line a mixing bowl. All the trimmings go into the bag. After the prep is done, I tie off the bag and place it by the front door. In the morning, I take the bag to the restaurant that my partner owns, where it gets tossed into the compost dumpster. Eventually, it ends up at the same location as my yard waste: Intervale Compost. The bag is 100 percent biodegradable, so there’s nothing left to rinse out or clean. It’s just gone. For me, the key to being a diligent composter is finding a way to fit it into the flow of daily life, and the Biobag makes it easy.
I’ve even found that the Biobag can be tucked into a standard kitchen garbage can, where it covers just half of the opening. That way, I can toss regular garbage and collect compostable material at the same time. Another great use for the bags: dog poo. Responsible dog owners are diligent about picking up after their pets, but plastic bags are usually the tool of choice. Biobags are a better option, because they are 100% biodegradable.