Do You Need to Use a Compost Bin?
You could just start a compost heap at the back of your property, but using a compost bin helps to retain heat and moisture, which will help with decomposition. It will also keep critters away from your food scraps. Compost bins vary widely in size, material and cost. You can purchase or build a permanent holding unit -or if you’re just getting started, drilling holes 4 to 6 inches apart around a simple garbage can will suffice. Place your bin in a low-traffic area of your lawn where it will be protected from high winds.