When Justin and I started thinking about buying our first home I read somewhere that renting in general was better for the environment than home ownership. What a buzzkill! So, being the contrary type and the earth-loving type, I have been on a mission to be the exception to that generalization.
Our first act of defiance has recently become my favorite. We purchased an Earth Monster brand compost bin with a green subsidy from our town (way to go Salem!) and have been waste-reducing and good-soil-making ever since. Well, truthfully, the bin did get off to a smelly/fly-infested start. We were making lots of rookie mistakes (not stirring the bin & adding too many veggies and not enough dry material) and I had just about decided to quit composting.
Our compost stopped distressing us when I realized that Hodge and Yoshimi's used bunny litter could be just what the bin needed to balance itself! This was a huge revelation. Bunnies are one of the few pets that makes waste which can be composted because they are herbivores and their poop is nutrient rich for plants! The Carefresh recycled paper pulp and hay we use as litter is perfect for composting too! Contrary to what one would expect, adding the litter to the bin has made it smell so much less and I can't tell you how happy we are about that. The compost bin is located outside our bedroom window and you can well imagine what a rank stank like that can do to seduction attempts. This is especially true when you mistakenly suspect your mate is the source of the stink. Oops!
In conclusion, if you have a bunny... compost it's waste and save your marriage!