I will use our new bin to take to our livestock. The hens and ducks and pigs and donkeys, pony... Al love the vegetable peelings and the dogs and cats get any leftover meat or fat. We give the wild birds food waste too especially in winter.
My self sufficiency guru and hero John Seymour said the dustbin man should never visit the smallholding.
I think he wrote that when everything was natural or organic unlike the plastics world we live in today. I knew what he meant though. Anything natural will decompose and can be used for fertilisers in the fields or on the allotment or veg plot. Even wood ash makes great potash which onions adore.
My favourite rant seems to be why do we have so much packaging on food and drink and most importantly how much do we pay for it?
Oh to go back to string shopping bags and food like sausages and beef wrapped in paper and tied up with string. At least living in the countryside next to the sea you can burn some paper in the stove.
Do you recycle your food waste or does it go into the wheelie bin and ends up in landfill?