My wife, Traci, and I began composting at home last year. If I remember correctly, we picked up the bin at Costco.
One of the big benefits to our recycling efforts at home is that I can go more than two weeks without needing to push my garbage container to the curb. (I guess I'm saving the garbage truck driver a few seconds and myself some extra exhaust fumes.)
At work, one of my goals is to reduce the need for the janitor to visit the newsroom each night.
Last night, I took my soaked bag of Stash green tea and the core from an organic Honeycrisp apple and fed them to the wormy friends under my desk.
And if I avoid doctoring up the drink in my handy and dandy REI Double Shot Press Mug, I give the red wigglers a real treat -- the coffee grounds. According to a friend of mine, "It's like candy to them."
My thanks again to uber-recycler Gail Everett — the City of Richland's environmental education coordinator — for adopting out these little buggers.
That reminds me, I need to give them some fresh newsprint.