US manufacturers rolling out gadgets for consumers to help make compost faster, more discreet and less messy…move comes as more cities mandate separation of household waste…next week San Francisco to implement rule requiring citizens to use green “composting ” carts as exist already in Toronto…

Last weekend, I fed my plants and vegetables some compost made from my kitchen scraps and yard waste. But I didn’t spend months outside mixing piles of the organic brew with a pitchfork. Instead, I whipped up a batch in 14 days, with the push of a button—in my laundry room.

Read the full article by Gwendolyn Bounds, “Quick and Not So Dirty: No-Sweat Composters” in the Wall Street Journal (Oct. 13, 2009)

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