First time poster here....Whoot!!
We are the owners of a busy little cafe here in Western Australia and we're attempting to compost as much waste as we can from this venture for use around the cafe and home.
Our biggest dilemma is the amount of citrus peel and pulp produced when making cold pressed orange juice. In the summer months we're producing around 30kg of citrus waste per week. I don't expect to be able to compost all of this amount however would like to save am much as possible from the general waste bin.
I'm wondering if anyone might have some citrus specific tips for composting as my initial attempts turned my compost very fruity (and wet) which has taken a bit of effort to get it balanced again. At this stage I'm just using large compost bins which is steadily supplied with paper, garden dry material, garden and kitchen green material, pea straw and aerated every couple of days. Dry material is tricky for me to obtain as my garden doesn't produce much...hence the purchase of straw.
I'm wondering if drying the peel and pulp out in the sun (it gets hot here) would help?
Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide with this tricky problem.