Usually, bins like these are kept in the kitchen, since that's the room that produces most biodegradable waste. In our house, though, we don't have one, because the compost bin is right outside the kitchen door, so vegetable scraps can simply be tossed in a bowl and dumped after the meal. Good thing, too, since counter space in our kitchen is scarce enough as it is. But in our case, most of the waste generated in the bathroom is also compostable material, such as:
- the tangles of hair we scrupulously scoop out of the drain after showering
- swept-up cat hair and wheat-based litter
- scraps of toilet paper used for wiping up dust, sweeping up hair after shaving, applying medicine, and so on
- cotton swabs (the kind with cardboard rather than plastic centers)
The more I think about this cockamamie idea, the more I think it might actually be practical. Maybe not worth paying 30 bucks for a fancy compost pail like this, but definitely worth keeping an eye out at our upcoming town-wide yard sale for a container that might be suitable.