I'm not above bragging to you that I put out less than half in trash of what I recycle. I'm totally anal about it now, putting things in the trash in their rightful recycling place if need be, but I am still consumed by eco-guilt. . . Over composting.
My teeny tiny kitchen is already jammed and I have space for a container on the counter, and what I'm really concerned about is the smell. My kitchen takes any smell left in there from cooking or what have you and runs with it.
I think NatureMill is the answer to my problem AND a new gadget for my wish list. It fits under the counter or can go outside, holds up to 120 lbs. of food waste, and its low-energy motor processes the food into usable compost (so none of that wormy sifting my dad did back in the day that I still have nightmares about). When it's ready to be used as fertilizer — after about two weeks — the light turns red and you haul it out. And if it really is odor-free? I'm sold.