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Ron was excited to show his wife Debbie
he had bought at the home improvement store.
, however, was not impressed when she saw the
, black plastic bin. She thought it was a
can. "We have a garbage can already. Why
you get another one?" Debbie asked. She seemed
Ron explained that it was not a garbage
. It was a compost bin. Ron explained that
compost bin was a place where they could
any organic waste, like fallen leaves, grass clippings,
fruit and vegetable peels. "Why can't we just
that in the trash?" Debbie asked. She really
't want extra work for herself.` Ron explained that
was good for the environment. About 30% of
the garbage in the United States is made
of waste from food and yards. Not only
they produce less garbage, they would also make
, which was rich soil. It would help Debbie's
. She could have the beautiful garden she always
of. Ron explained that little by little inside
bin, the food scraps and green waste would
a pile. The pile would naturally break down.
are we keeping this pile?" Debbie asked. Ron
the bin would go in the back yard.
wasn't convinced. She was worried about rats and
. Ron explained that as long as they didn't
any meat scraps or oily items in the
bin, then rats wouldn't be a problem. Roaches,
, were a natural part of the materials breaking
Ron was especially excited about what he bought
put in the compost bin. He pulled out
small box and gave it to Debbie. She
it and screamed before dropping the box on
floor. The box was filled with worms.