Cost-Benefit Analysis of Suburban Composting

Back in April, I panic-purchased a composter. You know, one of those big black plastic barrels on a stand. Irrational, I know. But I’d been looking at getting one for a while then the prices started doubling as lockdowns initiated across the country.

Picture by Ben_Kerckx on Pixabay

At the time, the math seemed to make sense. Throw veggie peels into the compost, turn it into dirt, stop buying fertilizer. Now that I’m a…