Okay. This is the way we deal with the grubs.
We have a trash system that’s foolproof. It starts with a trashcan that’s divided into four compartments: one for plastic, one for aluminum and cans, one for paper and cardboard and the last one for trash in general. For plastic and aluminum, we rinse them out and let them dry before putting them in the bin so they don’t smell while they are collecting.
From here, everything goes to the “recycling room,” which is just a bunch of empty wine boxes in our garage where we pile the material that is later going to be taken to the recycling center.
We save the clippings from our mesquite tree for barbecues…
This is the recycling center in our neighborhood in Jurica.
This is where all of the recycling is received,
then formed into pallets.
There’s even a library with eco-friendly titles for the community to consult…
Christmas trees are turned into mulch.
They even collect used car oil…
Our kitchen waste goes into a little aluminum pail with a carbon filter on the lid for bad odors where we collect all the scraps from cooking, mainly fruit and vegetables peels and egg shells. We fill it and empty it out once a day, and then take it to our compost heaps in the backyard.
The compost containers are very inexpensive and easy to make, we just used normal everyday plastic trashcans and made some perforations for oxygen, light and draining. We rotate the waste between the three of them and get a full load of hummus every four to five months depending on how warm it is. Then, we use the brown gold for our vegetable garden and fruit trees.