Kitchen Compost Containers for the counter to store household compost easily before collection day.
Distribute conveniently-sized Kitchen Compost Containers made of recycled materials to Vancouver households to allow for easy and odourless storage of egg shells, uncooked fruit, veggies scraps, coffee grounds, filters and tea bags. A convenient storage place until collection day when compost materials can be dumped in the green bin!
It's easy to get your own container and put it under the sink with your garbage, and use newpaper to wrap scarps in. Get one with a lid and you won't have an odour problem. This requires re-thinking how your habits are at home (IE NOT the way you grew up). Demanding a product to be "made" for the "purpose" is just another sign of the disease of selfishness consumerism--that's what got us into this mess in the first place.
Janine Brossard commented
Don't forget the City is going to be collecting ALL food scraps early next year (I thought it was supposed to be this fall). I expect most of us will need to have an additional container for this. It should be optional for Vancouverites to receive the container though and not distributed to all households. (I already have a stainless steel one).
My sense is that people would like to have a ready-made system for handling food waste in the kitchen. I don't think it's molly coddling for the world to come up with a neat tidy system for handling food waste -- this is going to be a basic function in every household, not just here in Vancouver but across North AMerica and beyond. What I'd like to see is a purpose-made paper bag similar to the Bag to Earth (http://www.bagtoearth.com/) that some clever Ontarians came up with. Can we do even better? Here's a product we could produce locally, creating jobs in production -- as well as a market for recycled paper right here at home. I spoke to Bulldog Bags in Richmond about this -- but they referred me to someone on a cellphone in California.... surely the Greenest City can come up with a made-in-BC solution.
Abby Greene-Bull commented
I think this is brilliant.
I actually bought an indoor composter thinking it would fit under my sink - which it doesn't :( however it's great for indoors. It creates a "tea" which you can use for your plants and/or to pour down the drain (definitely better than Draino for the environment) If would be absolutely excellent if this were just provided.
Just store the stuff in the freezer if you do not want a stink in your green bin. But layering stuff in the yard trimming bin, leaves, twiggs and other stuff on the bottom then some grass clippings. Then your household greens will keep things organic. Summer is over now too.
at least it's something commented
You need the city to supply this for you... what about a ice cream bucket or pick one up at a shop?