Cleaning your Compost Pail?
by Thom Woodard
(San Francisco, CA)
My wife and I have a stainless steel compost container with a filter. I dump food in there everyday and then take it to the garage occasionally to put it in the compost bin (San Francisco requires us to compost).
There is no odor when the lid is on; however, there are some juicy scraps that cling to the walls of it and they stink when it's open. I also noticed the inside bolt was rusting a little (probably because of all the moisture in there). I was wondering if I should be cleaning the pail after I use it. That sounds like a waste of time though.
Do other folks clean their compost containers, or do you just change the filters every once in a while? I think I'm just going to do what's easiest and see if I run into any problems.