As a compromise to having worms as pets, I’ve been saving my scraps in the freezer to take to one of the compost drop off sites (see previous post on Compost with a link to sites). Having just missed my local one that unexpectedly closed early, I hopped on the train to Union Square where I knew they would be open until the end of the day. The heat outside did start the condensation process of my frozen bag, but once inside the train the air conditioning helped keep it from melting. Perhaps it’s a bit over the top, but I was determined! Our landfills are running out of room. And it feels good to know my little effort is helping to make nutrient rich compost that will nurture plants and trees. There’s a small but increasing movement of people joining in to keep food out of the landfill. Now that I’m in the habit of keeping a bag in the freezer, I can see how much of my waste products will be diverted from the landfill in a week. You can purchase a bag of compost at the Union Square stand, and a few times a year there are giveaways of compost through the department of sanitation to nurture your house plants and garden. Or you can opt for pet worms to do the job for you for free.