Countertop Compost Bin for the Office

Start an office compost bin to bring home loads of used coffee grounds, fruit peels and other compostable items.

| August/September 2015

Compost Bin

You can collect lots of coffee grinds, fruit peels and more by keeping a compost bin in the office break room.

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At my office, I’ve placed an empty coffee container on the counter near the coffeepots in the kitchen. I encourage all of my co-workers to empty their brewed coffee grounds into the container instead of throwing them away. I also remind them to put their banana peels, apple cores and other compostable items in the container after lunch. When the countertop compost bin is full, I take it home and empty it onto my compost pile.

Some co-workers have even started bringing in their overripe fruits and vegetables from home! I share the bounty from my garden because their compost contributions help me grow delicious produce.

Lisa Platschorre
Cedar Springs, Michigan

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