Often I get asked about composing and how to do it, so this is my method. I learned from my Grandmother on my Mom’s side, who always kept a little compost pile for kitchen scraps, covered with some black plastic. My current bins are weird shapes due to the constrained steep hillside that I’ve put them on, so they don’t need to be this shape! I’ve settled on a 3 bin solution over the years:
- Bin 1 & 2 are the same size, allowing for rotation of large amounts of compost. Or, when one gets full, you can start adding new green matter to the other one.
- Bin 3 is smaller, for finished compost. You can put a 1/2″ screen on top and shovel almost-finished compost into it and filter out the really coarse items to create compost that’s ready-to-use. The lower profile of this bin really helps to just sit the screened box on top and work it with my hands easily.