You can see photographs of my former compost bins in an old 2014 post
I just updated the introduction as follows ‘5 years ago our council provided a brown bin for garden waste. Shortly after they introduced a charge to have the bin emptied. Larger branches, gnarled roots and diseased wood now goes in this bin’.
Improved Bins for Better Compost
- Keeping the heat of decomposition within the pile speeds up my composting.
- A large bin helps me keep the garden tidier.
- I am encouraged to make more compost and tip far less.
- Green household waste also goes in the new bins.
- The bins content tends to get a bit dry despite the rain drops you see. So I add water and comfrey leaves/juice.
- The lower openings intended for shoveling out the compost tend to get a bit clogged and thus I empty by opening the whole side.
- The black bin is smaller and was bought for slow to rot rubbish and composting/rotting down leaves. This years luxuriant growth has taken over and the more I spread compost the more compost I generate (Thanks Les Barker)