Almost everything picked up with my broom or vacuum cleaner is compostable.
Whether it’s the mountain of food accumulated under the dinner table after feeding my young kids or the popcorn crumbs in the living room after movie night, or the dirt tracked in on a rainy day or the “magical” mess that appears every day. It’s almost all compostable.
That said, I’m going to pick out the stray plastic item off my dustpan and dump the remainder in the compost bin. And I’m going to empty my vacuum cleaner’s canister over the compost pile! (No more dust storm inside the house!)
(I’m never going back to a vacuum cleaner that requires a bag.)
It’s actually amazing that I didn’t even consider this before my aha! moment. But all these scraps previously went in my garbage.
How About You?
Does the idea of composting your floor waste strike you as odd? Or is it already a part of your routine? And if it is something you already do, was it going zero waste that made you do it? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time, keep that talk walking!