I threw out a cup of chopped celery. It was getting brownish and no one who looked at it would eat it. I cut up vegetables to have ready for meals,and to get rid of any rot-producing soft spots. They are stored in glass or plastic containers in the refrigerator, and I do try to use it all up in a week. Celery isn’t really popular here, but we still use some. I wish I could buy it by the half package instead of the full.
I regret that we can’t compost here yet. Most of our waste is compostable, except for a few disposable diapers (almost to toilet training for Patience, and we all hope it is soon) and some overwrap. Our trash has been one small kitchen bin full for a couple of weeks, with an occasional large item that couldn’t be recycled.
Now I need to know what to do with the solar powered yard lights that have met an untimely demise in the snow. Must they go to a toxic waste site? I assume that they are the equivalent of batteries (and they have replaceable batteries in them; I’m not sure how “green” this solar product is!)
My goal in the next two years is to get to zero waste, preferably with almost no recycling! It is possible – between composting, reusable containers and homegrown/homemade products, why couldn’t we get close? If it means keeping chickens, goats, sheep and a good sized garden, count me in!