Personal Size Incinerator

Last night this was: four slices of fish past their eat-by date, a banana peel, three used teabags, two handfuls of soybean pods, an eggshell, and various don’t-look-too-close flotsam caught by the kitchen sink strainer. This morning: dry, crumbly compost, suitable for feeding to your plants or storing until next week when the day rolls around for Food Scrap Garbage collection. It’s not pretty, but it doesn’t SMELL.

In a country where there are no in-sink garbage disposals, no yards where you can keep a heap of compost fermenting, and you have to keep all your trash in your apartment until it’s time to put it out for collection, the Garbage Dehydrator is a key appliance. You really only have to run it once or twice a week if you’re careful about not making a lot more food than you eat – I wait until it’s pretty full before turning it on.

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for
Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

3 thoughts on “Personal Size Incinerator

  1. Yeah, I wonder why they don’t have these in the US. I bet a lot more people would compost if they didn’t have to deal with piles of food scraps sitting around, worms, etc.

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