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December 01, 2015


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I have no idea what sort of critter issues have to be dealt with in the Sierra, but when I visited someone who lived in rural Illinois I recall how they used to bury the waste that would decompose. They dug small holes a short walk from the house and covered the hole in use with an old pot lid (I guess so they wouldn't step in it? I don't recall.) When one hole was mostly full, they'd top it off with soil and move on to the next one. Before winter they would dig several holes since they couldn't do so after the ground froze. I guess they found this better than an open compost pile. For non-compostable stuff they periodically hauled it to the county dump.

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