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Hi there!<br><br>
Does anyone have a special set up for chopping up matter for the compost bin? Im looking for an easy set up to use so I can try and put smaller pieces in the bin. I do chop the kitchen scraps inside, I just cant see bringing out the cutting board and ruining a good knife to use on the outdoor stuff.<br><br>
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The only things I chop are grapefruit rinds. I just can't see chopping food for the compost! People who are really into it grind it in the food processor. This blows my mind! It's enough of a pain to get out the food processor and clean it when it's something I'm going to eat - but to do it for compost is crazy to me! I turn my pile frequently and the food seems to degrade plenty fast.
 

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Ya know, I thought about this and if I ever do it...<br><br>
I will just plug in an old blender in a shed near the pile. Use the blender top/jar as my scrap container. Then stick it on the base and blend for a bit. Dump contents in pile and go about my business.<br><br>
I think the trick is having a designated blender in a convenient spot.<br><br>
Let me know hwo this goes, i have thought about it several times. It will really speed up your composting process!
 

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I can't imagine having the time to do this. I can hardly get my compost outside. It seems like my stuff breaks down pretty quickly (okay, the whole pumpkin took awhile) as it is.<br><br>
I assume the purpose is to make compost really fast, but is it worth the time that it takes to grind everything?
 

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Oh and for chopping leaves, if you don't have a leaf shredder, I read that you can chop them up with a mulching mower, or even put the leaves in a garbage can and run the weedwacker in there to chop them up. I am too lazy to do this so I either just put my leaves right in, or else I let them sit somewhere in a dry place and get all dead and crumbly and then stomp on them and they crumble to bits. If you have a paper shredder you can shred your used computer printouts (black ink only). This is next on my list!
 

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Hahahahaha.<br><br>
Yeah, my avocado pits havent broken down yet, either. : )
 
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