DIY project. With all the fallen leaves on our property, I became obsessed with trying to keep all the leaves for composting. My little obsession with saving leaf bags got me in a bit of trouble with one of my neighbors though. So that lead us to build this bin out of recycled wooden pallets. This week, I cleaned out the strawberry beds, and all the leaves went here, on top of the existing leaf pile. The bottom of the bin, I saw was already breaking down. I layer soil in between the leaves to get the composting going.
crazy squirrels that love to eat vegetables. They blatantly steal tomatoes and eggplants off the vines, and apparently, one squirrel chewed a hole in the can's lid trying to get inside our bin. See the hole? Thank goodness the lid was fastened tight and thus the stupid squirrel didn't get in. We also drilled holes all over the body of the can to allow air in. Air is an integral part of composting, to help prevent mold which leads to a foul odor.
As if 1 interim garbage bin wasn't enough, we added a 2nd one this past winter. LOL. Sound a bit overboard, well, not really. The compost bins are all in different stages of composting. The other garbage bin is already half way in the process of composting, while this newer garbage bin will start collecting the newer kitchen scraps. Once the "official" composter above finishes with the composting process, Garbage bin #1's contents gets thrown into the "real" composter to finish processing. The garbage bins mainly act as "storage" for the organic material until it can go into the fancy composter bin.