Diapers in my Composter

Posted: June 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

gdiaper composterYes, that is right people. I am testing compostable diapers in this high-temperature home composter along with the food scraps. We just had our first baby (a boy) 9 days ago and are trying out a variety of diaper options – one being compostable gDiapers.
Since the composter maintains a temperature of 65C-70C for at least 2 hours, any potential harmful pathogens should be killed, but I am only going to put wet diapers in there to be safe. However, I suspect this smaller composter will not be able to keep up with the sheer number of diapers this little guy is producing (about 10 a day) as they must be too dry. I am going to start with one and see how long it takes to disappear and then ramp it up from there. This should be interesting.

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Comments
  1. Rachael says:

    Please update us! We are expecting our first (a girl) in December and hoped to compost the compostable g diaper inserts, baby wipes, etc. along with normal kitchen waste. As I read more, I am seeing that there are concers about doing this. I would love to hear more about your experience. THANKS!

  2. Nicky says:

    That is funny!!! Good luck!!!! Wow 10 diapers a day!! That seems like a lot!!!! Hope it works!! Love ya all!!

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