Compost!

San Francisco has a composting program, but I could never tell the criteria for getting a compost bin set up in apartment buildings.

As of this week, to my utter delight, there's a compost collection bin in the garbage room and a fabulous little breadbox-sized box in the apartment.

The garbage company thoughtfully provided a starter box of biodegradable plastic bags to line it.

Composting is so satisfying to my personal quirks - I hate to throw anything away, and I like to do my bit to help the environment. I think both of those traits go back to grade school for me.

Now, I can donate my banana peels, tea leaves, and celery trimmings back to the earth - no waste, and less landfill. I'm delighted to know my scraps will help nurture organic produce.