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We've been composting for several years now. At first the thought of self-disposal was a little overwhelming. But after diving in head first we quickly found out its really not that hard at all. In fact just the opposite.
You of course need a few basic supplies to get started. A composting bin can be made out of anything that can breath a little and contain your food scraps. Here are some examples of DIY compost bins and some of our best tips!!
We're no expert but here are a few tips we've learned over the years.
- Try not to have the bin too close the the house. Bugs and small animals will be attracted to it.
- If possible have a 2-3 bin system. This way you can move the compost to different stages.
- Know what you can and can't compost. You'd be surprised the things you can throw in your compost. 99 Things You Probably Didn't Know You Can Compost
I love this Countertop Compost Crock!
- Have a counter-top bin. We have a small container with a lid that we can throw scraps into as we're prepping meals. Ever other day or so we take it out to the big bin and toss it in there.
- If you want organic compost don't add in grass clippings from a yard treated with chemicals or pesticides - weed and feed, etc.
- Start small.
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Composting Indoors or Out