It has been my first full year of composting, or really, my first full year of saving food scraps and keeping them in a bucket on my fire escape until it gets picked up to be made into compost.
Each month before I set my bucket out on the front step, I used my hanging scale to weigh it, diligently tracking my results in a spreadsheet.
And now, here we are, twelve months later, and we have successfully diverted a total of 215 pounds (plus some here or there) from the landfill!
It is pretty impressive and I am very proud of myself for this accomplishment!
Here’s the month by month breakdown of our food waste poundage.
- January 15.5 lbs
- February 17.22 lbs
- March 12 lbs
- April 18.71 lbs
- May 8.8 lbs
- June 20.44 lbs
- July 22.84 lbs
- August 25.4 lbs
- September 19.74 lbs
- October 21.61 lbs
- November 18.5 lbs
- December 14.58 lbs
That’s 287 pounds of organic matter going back into our soil and helping plants thrive. Wahoo!