The sheer panic and disgust when an old, cold, wet teabag falls out of the bag onto your bare foot
It’s hard work experimenting with bag thicknesses to get the right one for your bin, mainly because the consequences of getting it wrong can be so disasterous.
Never a truer thing said. I’m always surprised at how expensive premium bin bags are.
Expensive but necessary. I have two designated brands of bin bags that have to be bought for our bins. As I am always the one putting the bins out I don’t want to have to deal with bin juice ever.
Food bin users: put some shredded paper in there after each time you empty it.
I know that game
Hang on… aren’t people using those compostable food bags in their food bins/caddies?
should, I guess
just you and top gear’s own there
Yup, but somehow some juice still gets through
Yeah we change ours twice a week even if there’s minimal waste in there. Seems to keep the juice at bay but yeah once a month or so there’ll be a puddle of green in the bottom which requires immediate attention.
Also we don’t eat a lot of saucy stuff so that probably helps.
I think it’s the not-quite-dry coffee grounds in our case, or at least I hope it is
Yeah if they’re still a bit warm too that’ll compromise the bag.
It’s all starting to make sense
Yeah I don’t drink coffee any more either. So never have any grounds in there. Might be worth lobbing coffee straight into a separate composting bag rather than the main one.
Don’t know about anyone else, but I use mine to store carrots.
I remember going to athens after the olympics had been announced and there’d clearly been a lot of investment and everywhere had had the toilets done up (a few years earlier those hole in the floor ones had still been fairly common). At least a couple of restaurants we went to had loos with foot pedal operated flushes. These are clearly the way to go imo.
We put a sheet of folded up newspaper at the bottom of the biobags, which seems to stop the bags falling apart.
I wash my kitchen bin out probably once a month or so. I don’t know if this is less than average, more than average or quite normal.
My local council tells us we can use regular plastic bags for food waste so i use the cheapest shittest bags for it.