What Size Bags Does Compost Come In?
When you're planning to start composting, you may wonder what size bags you should get. There are two main options, smaller, and the bigger, heavyweight Oggi bags. However, before you buy, be sure to check the certifications on the packaging. Also, don't forget to tie off the bag before putting it in the bin.


Smaller bags

There are a plethora of options when it comes to composting your food scraps. Some companies manufacture them while others sell them at your local home improvement or gardening store. A few even come in larger sizes for professionals.

The most obvious way to use a Compost Bag is to place it in a bin with your food scraps. While the worms will probably be happy enough to munch on your garbage, they won't be excited about the bags themselves. If you're in a pinch, you can plop a paper towel in with your compost. But remember to leave the bag in for at least a week or two before tossing it into the trash. This will ensure your worms are well fed and ready to go when you're ready to dump the contents of your bin.

For smaller budgets, there are compostable sacks available at many retail outlets. These may not be as impressive as their larger counterparts, but they'll do the trick. And you can even order them online. Many retailers, like Home Depot, offer the option to pay via credit card, so you don't have to sift through the store shelves.

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Certifications available

Compostable bags are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, but you'll want to make sure they're certified. There are several certifications you can choose from, and you should find one that suits your specific needs.

Some of the most common certifications are the BPI, Biodegradable Products Institute, and the ISO. These organizations have strict criteria for compostability. They also provide education and advocacy in the biodegradable/compostable space.

The BPI is a certification that is primarily used in the United States. It's designed to certify packaging products that will compost in municipal and commercial composting operations.

In Europe, there are two main certifications. One is Vincotte, which is based on the European standard EN 13432. This standard requires that the product will disintegrate within 180 days.

There is also the German company, DIN Certco, which provides a wide range of products with certification. The certification includes testing for toxicity, chemical composition, and quality of compost.

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Tie off the bag before you put it in the bin

One of the simplest ways to recoup your waste disposal expenses is to get a compost bin of your own. While it may seem like a nutty task at first blush, the rewards can be well worth the effort. It's also a nice way to show off your green creds to friends and family, without the drudgery associated with throwing your kitchen scraps out into the wild. To get the most out of your bin, make sure to divvy up your compost into manageable sized batches, rather than chucking them all in at once. The most effective way to do this is to divvy up your waste based on color and type. Alternatively, you can create separate bins for each category of waste, with a corresponding waste cart. This is particularly useful if you are a city dweller with little or no yard space for composting your food scraps. On a more serious note, it can be a good idea to make a point of acknowledging your compost bin each time you go out for lunch or dinner.

Oggi bags are heavier in weight

When shopping for compostable bags, there are several options that are available. One popular option is the Oggi brand. These are made from 100% compostable materials and can be used in worm bins. However, they are heavier in weight and not as easy to break down as thinner ones. This makes them perfect for municipal compost collection systems.

Another option is the BioBags brand. These are reliable and come in a variety of sizes. They are proven to work and are made of biodegradable materials such as biodegradable bags, so they are a good choice. It's also important to note that the weight of the bag depends on how wet the compost is. If the bin is dry, the bag will break down quickly, but if it's wet, it will take a long time for it to break down.