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Typical home composting can involve a rotten-smelling, dripping container that must be ferried outside multiple times a week. Mill’s deodorizing electronic trash can fixes that, automatically heating food waste overnight—even meat, cheese, and bones, which typically aren’t composted—then grinds the dehydrated scraps to take up less space. When the bin is finally full, usually after a few weeks, USPS retrieves the content as part of your Mill subscription and the company recycles the waste into food for chickens, a more efficient use of resources compared to composting.

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