Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Compost de Papa

Last year I bought two Daleks from the Council, squat black Dalek-shaped compost bins. Tucked away unobtrusively behind the shed,

for the last year they've swallowed all our household compostable waste + grass clippings, raked up leaves etc. Despite being full to the brim several times they've quietly gobbled it up and asked for more.

Today I emptied the first of them. I got six big bags of lovely brown well-rotted compost

and enough leftovers to top up the 2nd Dalek and start the first off again with this year's rations. I guess this means that next Spring I can look forward to even more lovely jubbly compost. And it's all free; it's all stuff that would otherwise have been thrown away and gone to landfill. What's not to like?

And in case you're wondering about "....de Papa" the shed they're tucked behind is known, indeed labelled, as La Cave de Papa.

I'll not show you what's in it but be assured it looks and feels like a cave!

9 comments:

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

That's good going from just two Darleks! I thought it was called Cave as in wine 'cave' where you stored your vintage plonk!

Tanya Walton said...

I have three daleks and put all the veg trimmings from the plot in them but as of yet I haven't had a look to see if I have any compost good to go...maybe I should!!

Woody Wilbury said...

Hi Sue. Wilma Wilbury made a very similar comment but I fear not (yet!)

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks Tanya; it's worth a look! It's all free goods after all.

Liz said...

Hi,

I'm thinking I'm going to have to buy a second or third this year now that the lovely council has decided to not only change our black bins to bi-weekly meaning no where to put grass clippings once dalek 1 has filled but also that we now have to pay for green bins.

Way to go, Sheffield CC. Let's totally ignore the government funding to bring waste removal back to weekly and go the complete opposite!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Nutty Gnome said...

All the Caves I've been in recently have held indecent amounts of wine and calvados - does yours?!

Woody Wilbury said...

Hi Nutty - no, sadly not. More of a collection of old ironmongery masquerading as a lawnmower, chained to an old dustbin and other bits of ironmongery to make it as hard as possible for light-fingered bar-stewards to pinch it.

Woody Wilbury said...

Hi Liz - defies belief, logic and common sense doesn't it. Still, there are local elections soon....!
(Mind you, we never had green bins anyway)

broken biro said...

I don't know where it all goes... I begin to wonder if there is some kind of matter-transportation device beaming my waste to a barren planet from inside the 'dalek'...