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On 16 Jul 2013 at 12:46pm TDA wrote:
On no account put waste food in your newfangled small compost bin and then leave it outside for over a month during a heatwave.
Upon opening the bin there will be approximately 2 seconds to vacate the area before intoxicating, putrid fumes will overcome you and your family.
On 16 Jul 2013 at 1:20pm Dog in a Cape. wrote:
I fill it with ice and use it as a inconspicuous cooler for my champagne!
Its handy for an intoxicating picnic!
On 16 Jul 2013 at 3:52pm X wrote:
I am not participating in this ill-thought-out scheme any more. I am fed up with the small bin attracting dozens of little black flies to my kitchen, and am very sorry for the dustmen who have to deal with the smelly, decomposing bags.
On 16 Jul 2013 at 3:59pm Independent Thinker wrote:
TDA, you do know the food waste bins are emptied once a week with your regular rubbish? And you also know there are bags to line the small container you were given, which you can then tie up securely before putting into the larger bin outside? It's not like a compost bin where you empty your food waste directly into the one outside and leave it to break down. We also keep our small bin in a cupboard under the sink, with the lid closed. Not had any flies yet.
On 16 Jul 2013 at 5:43pm X wrote:
These bags you speak of so highly start to sweat and leak well before they are collected. And you are lucky if you have room under your sink; I haven't.
On 16 Jul 2013 at 11:59pm TDA wrote:
I know all those things Independent Thinker, but we have the box outside and I forgot about it. I am dim. Also, I think having to buy bags after the free ones run out is a rip-off.
On 17 Jul 2013 at 12:17am Independent Thinker wrote:
TDA, I was wondering what happens when the bags run out. Didn't know you had to buy more. Where do you buy them from? Do you know how much they are?

And X, I wasn't speaking highly of the bags, not a subject I'd really get that worked up about one way or the other. We just fill them up, tie them up, and put them in the other bin. Nothing has leaked or broken down for us yet, but haven't tried leaving them for longer than a week, so don't know how long they do last.
On 17 Jul 2013 at 10:03am TDA wrote:
IT - think there were details on the original wrapping (which I've obviously thrown away).
On 17 Jul 2013 at 12:22pm stevied wrote:
The leaflet that came with the bins said that you can either buy more bags or line the small bin with newspaper...

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