Composting Meat, Citrus, Coffee Grounds and Pet Waste

greencone.jpg

The “bardmatic” composter manufactured out of recycled plastic by the Ottawa-based company Envirocurb can compost all those items the standard backyard composter can’t handle: citrus, cooked foods, meat, bones, coffee grounds and even dog and cat poop. The plastic body of the bardmatic is placed over a hole in the ground (12″ deep) and then is anchored in place by backfilling the soil around it and tamping it down. Many, many years ago the city sold a similar product called the “green cone.” The only difference between the two products is that the greencone had a basket that had to be dug into the ground, whereas the bardmatic unit is solely above ground.

I purchased my unit directly from Envirocurb at the Green Energy and Transportation Fair this past weekend, however I’ve been informed that they are being sold at local Rona Stores.

Envirocurb, 333 Catherine Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5T4, (613)233-3854, 1-800-655-0827

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Composting Meat, Citrus, Coffee Grounds and Pet Waste

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s