Choosing a Compost

Choosing a compost depends on the amount of space you have available, the materials you want to compost, your budget and the amount of time you want to spend tending your pile.

1) Holding Units


They can only be used for lawn trimmings, and not kitchen scraps, because they wont keep rodents out.

2) Enclosed Bins

Picture of enclosed bin

These enclosed bins can handle yard waste and kitchen scraps. You can purchase one at our store (Shop Store) or you can make your own. You can take a garbage can (with a lid) and drill ventilation holes and drainage holes in the lid, sides and bottom. If you’re building your own, pay close attention that it’s rodent-proof!

3) Tumblers

composter tumbleweed

Tumblers are nice because they make it easy to turn your mixture. However, a little closer attention needs to be paid to what you’re putting in.. They are more sensitive to Carbon/Nitrogen ratios, and they can be pricey. On the plus side, they are clean, contained and easy to maneuver.

4) Natures Mill Composter

Compost Natures Mill

We use the NatureMill Composter. I initially though it would be nice because it seemed more manageable than the larger units, but what do you know? It’s not large enough!

It’s convenient because we can keep it in the garage, which is great in the winter.

I will still use it for some food scraps, and small amounts of meat, cheese and fish.

But now we use the Exaco Trading Feelgood Jumbo Bin. you can find it at on our Shop Store page.

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