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Bro, Do You Even Compost?

This is an excerpt from Caleb’s Full Blog on the Austin EcoNetwork.

Sure, you’re green, drive a hybrid, eat vegan, and solar power your learning thermostat, but do you compost? Vermi, static, or tumbler? OK maybe you compost, but do you biogas?

I recently learned about the HomeBiogas 2.0 as an improvement to my at-home composting. We Texans are always looking for better ways to do things; innovation is a Texan core value, and I had to learn more.

There are two, maybe three, main types of composting for those of us that do not have curbside collection by the city – static pile, tumblers, and worms. The most common of these in local urban areas is the fast-acting, small footprint, low-maintenance tumbler, the urban composting workhorse, which serves as the entry point to composting for the masses. I, like many others, have done this successfully for years. The City of Austin even offers a rebate so that the tumbler is practically free!

I hear the cries of “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” so what’s broken about composting? Specifically urban composting, is broken a little, or at least, there’s certainly room for improvement that the HomeBiogas 2.0 solves.

If you compost, you are familiar with the basic list of pitfalls:

  • Composting is dirty
  • Attracts the buggies
  • Excludes bones and other important items related to my Texan diet
  • and Decomp in a landfill produces Methane to the atmosphere

HomeBiogas 2.0 is an improvement over traditional composting. I’ve been testing it out, and you can transition your at-home composting to upcycling in a biogas digester that’s clean, doesn’t require tumbling, keeps the bugs at bay, and supplies natural gas.

Whether you’re just getting started or an experienced composter, the HomeBiogas 2.0 is a quick, simple upgrade. And then, when someone asks, do you even compost? You can confidently respond – I do better than compost… I make biogas.