Old habits die hard, but it’s possible to change for the better if you try hard enough. Adopting safe waste-disposal practices is the primary responsibility of every household. As homemakers, we pay a lot in plumbing repairs that can be saved if we take care of our drains. Disposing solid waste or food remains down the kitchen drains often causes clogging.
Using waste to make kitchen compose can relieve your drains. It means less load on the drains to flush out all the waste dumped into them. And it can also be used as an effective fertilizer for your garden or backyard!
But first, let’s look at types of solid waste that clogs drains and how to use it to make kitchen compost instead.
- Fruit peels and rinds
- Greasy liquids
- Tea leaves/coffee grounds
- Bread and fibrous foods
Draining this sold waste blocks the channel and promotes bacterial growth. The layer of bacteria forms an additional layer on the sides of the drainpipes and shrinks the path left for the waste to drain. Collecting them to make kitchen compost is an effective alternative to decompose them and using it for an alternative purpose.
How To Make Kitchen Compose
· Blend it All
You can go down the traditional route and wait for days for the food to decompose naturally in the heat. You can also speed up the process by blending the food scraps to increase the surface area and make the process faster. The slurry can be collected in an outdoor container until it decays completely into compost. However, don’t put solids or hard waste items into your blender.
· Countertop Pails
Attaching pails to your countertops makes it easier to get rid of peels and other food waste after chopping or peeling. All you need to do is fix a tumbler under your counter and slide the scraps into it when you’re done prepping a meal. Empty it into an outdoor bin every day to prevent smells of rotting from circulating inside the house.
· Worm Farm
Known as vermiculture, worm farms cultivate kitchen compost with the help of earthworms. By adding worms to your kitchen waste, you allow these natural organisms to decompose the remains while also aerating the soil. They churn out rich, nutritious worm castings as they feast on the scraps, to create compost. You can adopt this practice on a small scale by adding worms to your kitchen dump to accelerate the process and dispose of waste safely.
All these methods deliver a steady supply of humus that prevents sewer drain choking with food remains.
If you’re still dumping kitchen waste into your drains directly, you might be in big trouble. Avoid doing that and switch to safer ways of utilizing food waste.
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