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Copper Composting With Sertodo Copper

Looking for a sustainable solution to composting your household waste and kitchens scraps? Our new Copper Kitchen Composting Canisters is the stylish and sustainable composting solution you need right now!

A copper kitchen composting canister is an attractive option because it will look good in your kitchen, but also has some other benefits that other types of bins don't have.

Composting with copper not only helps you eliminate the use of plastic in your home, copper also an inherently clean material with antibacterial properties that helps speed up the process of composting.

In addition, composting is a great way to make sure that your food scraps don't end up in a landfill and benefit your home garden. 

How This Homestead Blogger Uses Copper For Composting 

According to Amy Mings of Maison de Mings, composting with copper is also part of her family's goal of making their homestead more self sufficient.

Here is what she has to say about how she incorporates copper as part of the composting process for organic waste from her farm animals, as well as composting food scraps in her kitchen:

Since starting our hobby farm, we have been working towards making our homestead more self sufficient. We have natural compost readily available from our farm animals, but we loved the idea of recycling food and other organic waste into compost as well.

Farm animals copper composting

Photo credits: maisondemings.com

As part of my graduate assistantship, I've been doing a lot of research on food waste, waste management, and organic farming. I love how compost provides a range of environmental benefits, including improving soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, recycling nutrients, and mitigating the impacting of droughts. 

After I received this beautiful copper compost canister from Sertodo Copper,I knew it was time to build our outdoor compost bin!

 

Composting corn in copper composting bins

Photo credits: maisondemings.com

Indoor Composting: Copper Composting Bins In The Kitchen

This Copper Composting Canister is such an attractive option for a farmhouse kitchen! It is easy to clean and it doesn't take up much counter space which is an added bonus.

Farmhouse kitchen with copper kitchen composting canisters

Photo credits: maisondemings.com

Sweet corn is a favorite summer treat here in Southern Illinois and in the photos below you can see how much the canister holds. The lid is air tight so there is no smell.

Composting sweet corn in Coper Kitchen Composting Canisters

Photo credits: maisondemings.com

Here are a few other benefits of copper:

  • Copper has natural antibacterial qualities and has been used for composting and drinking water for millennia.
  • Composting is a natural process of decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms and invertebrates.

Outdoor Copper Composting

Turning our yard debris and kitchen waste into compost will help us reduce our carbon footprint by developing our own nutrient-rich soil amendments for our garden and flower beds. Compost also helps to reduce the amount of garbage that goes into landfills.

Copper Composting Outdoors

Photo credits: maisondemings.com

We put together a DIY style compost bin made from wood pallets we already had on hand. I recommend checking with your local tractor supply stores to find free pallets available in your area. Ours is currently a simple three sided design, but we may add a front gate as time goes on. 

Photo credits: maisondemings.com

The process of composting is really simple! Once we dump scraps and coffee grounds from our copper compost canister into our bin, we will mix the material, add water, and as the materials heat up they will begin to breakdown into rich soil. 

As you can see, I had a special helper while assembling the compost area!

Photo credits: maisondemings.com

Did you know that pig manure is an excellent fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other nutrients? It also adds organic matter to the soil which may improve soil structure, aeration, soil moisture-holding capacity, and water infiltration!

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Ready to start composting in your kitchen with us? Grab our Copper Kitchen Composting Canisters here to get started!!

 

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