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Our compost heap at home, is huge, we chuck everything in there (i'm sure that broken monitor is half broken down into fertiliser by now)
My idea is for people to start taking more responsibility for their own waste. Instead of putting rubbish out for the garbo's, i suggest burying it in our own back
yards, going one better, and putting your bags into a machine (which at this stage, i call 'the-g00r') which will did a small hole in your backyard, drop the bag in, and replace the dirt on top.. I reckon that if this machine were to do a full lap of your backyard (depending on size/amount of trash you throw out) then by the time it gets back to its original position, the original hole would be ready for another load. And to those who dont want their backyard all dug up, you could even buy the shovel accessory, which would slice the top layer of grass off, before it did the digging, and replace it afterwoulds..
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[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
||I think that your machine would have to
do some sorting as well as burying.
Some items that form part of household
waste can easily be recycled but will not
easily decompose, and therefore are not
suited to burying.
||Many items that decompose may
produce a quantity of toxic chemicals or
explosive gases, especially during the
early stages. Burying rubbish may
contaminate ground-water and soil or,
in extreme circumstances, create a risk
||I'm with toejam in believing that the
best thing you can do is consume
responsibly. That which you cannot deal
with effectively is best recycled by/
disposed of by experts rather than
buried under your back lawn, no
matter how fancy a machine you design
for doing so.
||Finely shredded and sifted trash that is spread evenly across some vacant land or lawns will scarce be noticed. Oh, and what [toejam] said.