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How to use compost bags?

That is a stupid question, but I would like to know how do you use compost bags.

The compost bags start to degrade after one week with biodegradable trash, leaving the bottom of the bin sticky and smelly. Do you use normal plastic bags around the compost bags? Or, are there any tear-resistant, leakage-proof biodegradable bags?
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Re: How to use compost bags?

I am putting it either into another bin (if it has smelly content) or hold it in an old plate which is easy to wash in the dishwasher. Cleaning the bin is more complex, hence I do not prefer it.

If I run out of compostable bags I usually put them into another plastic one, empty the contents and the dispose of the bag in standard household garbage. Less messy for my taste.
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Old 31.03.2021, 13:36
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Re: How to use compost bags?

Toss them away before they start degrading?
10 (small) bags for like 3.50 Fr is not the end of the world even if you dont fill them to the absolut brim. And if you have like 1 Orange peel or so then just dump that separately. Not rocket science
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Old 31.03.2021, 13:51
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Re: How to use compost bags?

I typically put 2x compost bags, one inside the other.

Then, I just replace one bag every week. (the old outer bag becomes the new inner bag). The exception is when it leaks - then I toss both bags...

That way the bin stays clean (most of the time)...
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Re: How to use compost bags?

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That is a stupid question, but I would like to know how do you use compost bags.

The compost bags start to degrade after one week with biodegradable trash, leaving the bottom of the bin sticky and smelly. Do you use normal plastic bags around the compost bags? Or, are there any tear-resistant, leakage-proof biodegradable bags?
I fixed the same exact problem by taking out compost 2x week.

But it makes me less of a green fan, tbh. They should fix the #$*&% bags.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

I bought a fixture for compost bags to keep them hanging in the air, so they keep dry and do not degrade. Just do not overload a bag, it may break under pressure.

This one is the sturdies and is designed for huge bags: https://www.kruizinga.com/waste+and+...1/new/8256501/
For indoors use with smaller bags we have something like that: https://www.amazon.com/AYADA-Cabinet.../dp/B087Q91Q7L
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Re: How to use compost bags?

The comments posted on that site donít seem to inspire confidence in that product.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

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That is a stupid question, but I would like to know how do you use compost bags.

The compost bags start to degrade after one week with biodegradable trash, leaving the bottom of the bin sticky and smelly. Do you use normal plastic bags around the compost bags? Or, are there any tear-resistant, leakage-proof biodegradable bags?
The ones from Aldi degrade less in my experience
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Re: How to use compost bags?

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That is a stupid question, but I would like to know how do you use compost bags.

The compost bags start to degrade after one week with biodegradable trash, leaving the bottom of the bin sticky and smelly. Do you use normal plastic bags around the compost bags? Or, are there any tear-resistant, leakage-proof biodegradable bags?
It's not. Or if it is, we build a team. I didn't even know they existed.

So far it was tossing the stuff into a plastic pail, trott down to the green bin, empty it out and wahs the pail. Guess how often I bothered with that.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

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They certainly don't, and this fact has something to do with the quality and the poor design. I got a similar looking item from Manor, it is almost decent: still looks like foreign object, but at least it is sturdy and made of steel.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

Mkay, sooo....

Has anyone heard of the compost eating worms yet? The fertilising juice machine?

I am glad I do not need to eat anytime soon.
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Old 02.04.2021, 17:22
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Mkay, sooo....

Has anyone heard of the compost eating worms yet? The fertilising juice machine?

I am glad I do not need to eat anytime soon.
Nope but I went and checked it out.
Worms - the new pets?

<<Traditional compost must be done outside, but thatís limiting for those living in apartments or condos who either donít have space or have limitations on composting. Some HOAs prohibit composting because it can emit foul odors, encourage pests, and lead to unsanitary conditions.>>
No shit. Eeerm, I mean no kidding.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

They sell the whole shibang at Schilliger.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

I pour a little bit of baking powder on the bottom of the kitchen compost bucket - it neutralises the stink and 'juices' during summer months, then line it with a paper towel and only then place a compost bag.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

Just add it to the normal trash, problem solved!

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Re: How to use compost bags?

I gave up on the compost bags after a couple of %&*+ messes all over the kitchen floor.

Now I just use regular bags that fit in the green box. I like the roll of kitchen clear garbage bags from Lidl. Empty the full bags in the city compost container then toss the bag in the regular garbage.
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Re: How to use compost bags?

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I gave up on the compost bags after a couple of %&*+ messes all over the kitchen floor.

Now I just use regular bags that fit in the green box. I like the roll of kitchen clear garbage bags from Lidl. Empty the full bags in the city compost container then toss the bag in the regular garbage.
Not exactly environmentally-friendly though, is it?

Can't you just forgo the bag and rinse the green container after emptying it? (and don't let it get so smelly in the first place by emptying more often?)
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Re: How to use compost bags?

We use an old ice cream container. Just wash it every time.
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Not exactly environmentally-friendly though, is it?

Can't you just forgo the bag and rinse the green container after emptying it? (and don't let it get so smelly in the first place by emptying more often?)
Let's call it a reasoned compromise.
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We use an old ice cream container. Just wash it every time.
It seals so well! My Ikea compost trash can is useless, the lid is just so loose and stinks. We have so much organic waste since we eat mostly veggies and fruits, and really would have to go to the communal compost 2x a week, at least. It's annoying, it is cca 700m and we are extremely busy beings who are more outside than inside. I still want to recycle, I think I'll copy your ice-cream tub!
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