One of the enjoyable parts in the house where you can freely express yourself is in the kitchen. You can create wonderful dishes here and further improve your cooking and baking skills. But the flexible functions of the kitchen also have limitations since it is a place used for preparing the food. Two basic rules must be observed in the kitchen: maintain the area clean, and dispose of materials that are not useful or will bring harm to the household.
- Biodegradable materials. Kitchen waste items are mostly biodegradables or those items that naturally decompose. The quick disposal of these materials is essential since they can generate a large amount of microbial flora. These microbes are known to cause many communicable diseases in plants, animals, and humans. They also produce bad odor due to the release of certain gases that is why it is not advisable to burn them. The process of composting is the best and proper way to dispose of and maximize the use of this junk. But before proceeding to this method, it is crucial to make a collection container for organic waste separate from the trash can. This technique will make the composting plan easier to execute.
- Vegetable and fruit peelings. It is natural to see peelings of fruits and vegetables in the kitchen since they are commonly used in preparing and cooking food. Some cooks practice a clean-as-you-go habit when using the kitchen. The problem comes when it is time to throw these items away. The disposal of these waste items is easier especially for those who have a backyard garden. They are nutrient-rich materials which will convert into compost that is useful to increase the productivity of the soil.
- Food scraps. It is common to have leftovers or discarded edibles after preparing or eating food. To prevent this from happening, it is still best to prepare or cook what the family can consume at the moment. But sometimes it is hard to calculate the amount of food to prepare. Leftovers always end up in the fridge, and worse, they stay there until they are no longer healthy to eat. The disposal of this waste is a little different from the fresh peelings but they share a common risk to the household. Food waste contain substances that may harm the soil and affect the waterways underneath if thrown directly into the garden. Some dried-up food scraps should be combined with other organic waste in the compost bin.
- Wet packaging stuff. Plastic and paper are the usual materials used in packaging kitchen goods. They are usually damp because of the liquid ingredients they hold or get wet in the process of preparing and cooking food. Although these packaging items are recyclables, being wet can reduce their quality to the point where they are no longer usable at all. The proper disposal of these kitchen waste items involves washing and drying of the materials before junk haulers collect all household scraps. These processes help to avoid the mixture of reusable items with biodegradables.
A kitchen free from waste is an assurance of safe and healthy food preparation, cooking and eating of food. Another matter is the quick yet proper disposal of this junk to avoid any harm it can inflict on the household.