April 17, 2011 in Flotilla
THOSE of our members who live in real houses no doubt have their own compost systems. But those who inhabit apartments or condos: what do they do with that luvly kitchen waste? Chuck it over the balcony rail? Toronto, at the moment, has a few (but an increasing number) of such comfort stations. Some are at the St. Lawrence Market — useful in winter when it’s difficult to get down to the club.
If it’s just occurred to you that those banana skins, orange peels and broccoli bits are a useful recyclable commodity, and you wonder how to go about it, pack the stuff in a plastic bag and shove it in the freezer. Keep it there, fruz solid, until it interferes with the preservation of less important items like ice cream and sides of beef, then hoist it down to the club where there are four (and a half) compost boxes all ready and waiting for your eco-contribution.
There’s one at the end of the double gate roadway, another at the angle of the lockers, and the others just to the east of the washroom trailer. You may have to throw out the garbage with which those precious boxes have been sullied during the previous days: paint cans, duct tape, bottles, coffee cups and so on. That’s par for the course; just press ahead and keep our old planet alive for a few more minutes.