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Boring I know, but how do you dispose of chicken carcusses?

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ShinyAndNew Sun 27-Sep-09 14:36:09

DH has a thing about throwing out food because of maggots. Every thing else he blends and flushes <not sure what I think about this one>.

He has just whined at me and demanded that I clean the maggots up when they start feasting on the chicken.

southeastastra Sun 27-Sep-09 14:39:22

flushes it where?

CybilLiberty Sun 27-Sep-09 14:40:09

We put ours out with food waste which is collected weekly

Lonicera Sun 27-Sep-09 14:41:19

Our council runs a food recycling scheme so I wrap in newspaper and bin it

haven't had a problem with maggots yet

greensnail Sun 27-Sep-09 14:49:10

We wrap up any food waste and put it straight into outdoor bin. Can't believe he can be bothered to blend it all hmm And I have a huge maggot fear.

fatjac Sun 27-Sep-09 14:49:25

We have a Green Cone to recycle all cooked food waste.

bronze Sun 27-Sep-09 14:54:44

Not much left on a carcass by the time I've finished with it. Bag and bin it normally. Never had maggots

bronze Sun 27-Sep-09 14:56:13

fatjac are they good?

PfftTheMagicDragon Sun 27-Sep-09 15:03:28

He flushes it down the toilet?

ilovesprouts Sun 27-Sep-09 15:06:47

i put our waste food in a bio bag we get off our local council, and they collect it weekly from our food caddy out side

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 15:15:43

Wowser. Blends and flushes?

We wrap it in a bin bag, then put it in the bin bag with other rubbish which goes in the bin to be collected fortnightly.

If we've had maggots, they haven't escaped.

cheekysealion Sun 27-Sep-09 15:18:04

put it out for the foxes

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 27-Sep-09 15:19:45

Why not get a food composter for the garden? We've got a Green Joanna, it takes garden waste, kitchen roll, shredded paper, all food waste cooked and raw. I think it cost £15.

I cannot believe that he blends and flushes everything! What do you do with other bones from chops etc?

pinkthechaffinch Sun 27-Sep-09 15:37:02

I put it out for the foxes/rats/local moggies too. There is not normally anything left by the morning grin

bronze Sun 27-Sep-09 15:45:31

not really good to be encouraging rats or foxes though

southeastastra Sun 27-Sep-09 15:46:46

my mil used to leave food out for the fox hmm she then wondered why she got rats

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Sun 27-Sep-09 15:49:41

Surely you would only get maggots if you let flies get at it (after cooking) though? So if it goes straight into a bin with lid or a plastic bag (or anything else airtight really) I wouldn't think you would get maggots. We just bin leftovers except what we can compost ourselves and have never had trouble.

RumourOfAHurricane Sun 27-Sep-09 15:52:37

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TheFoosa Sun 27-Sep-09 16:23:07

you don't really flush food down the toilet? how mad is that?

CybilLiberty Sun 27-Sep-09 16:26:50

But if he pushed it through a waste disposal unit it would all end up in the same pipes, so there is no difference. But the loo pipes might get a bit gunked up with grease

CoffeeCrazedMama Sun 27-Sep-09 16:28:50

Whatever you do with it make sure you use it to make stock first! Is utterly delicious (just chuck in an onion, carrot, celery and bit of salt and boil for an hour or so).

greensnail Sun 27-Sep-09 17:05:37

then make risotto - delicious

OrmIrian Sun 27-Sep-09 17:07:02

Boil it up for stock and make soup.

Or alteratively forget about it and find the cat has disposed of it for me hmm

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 17:08:14

do you keep the carcass in your soup, orm? Something's gotta be done with dem bones, no?

ShinyAndNew Sun 27-Sep-09 18:05:44

Yes he flushes it down the loo. We have no food collection. Our bins are only emptied once a fortnight, we have had maggots before so he is concerned it will happen again.

That happened when we went away though and our bin didn't get put out so was there for a month.

I normally bag it and bin it, but doesn't like that. Most extra meat I pull off for the cats.

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