Compost bin/holder questions.

(4 Posts)
Methenyouplus4 Sun 20-Mar-16 07:38:29

I want to start composting but am unsure what to use for storage. We can buy the plastic bins gor reasonably cheap from the council or I could have a go at making my own- are there any advantages to either?

I had also read that it's best to have 3 (all at various stages)- is that worth the space it would take?

Finally, are they very smelly? Just thinking where to position it in the garden.

Thank you in advance for advice.

willfuckformichilenstarfood Sun 20-Mar-16 07:45:10

It's worth having at least 2 but if you have space for 3 that's even better.
They don't smell unless the lid is lifted, having said that I wouldn't have it on my patio.
Also, I would buy the council approved bins. I didn't and now I have rats.......

Methenyouplus4 Sun 20-Mar-16 07:47:23

Good point, thank you. Neighbours have chickens so we defo already have a fair number of rats lurking (and at times flaunting themselves quite obviously)!

Suzietwo Sun 20-Mar-16 07:47:49

It depends what you're composting. Garden waste is easier in a bigger open space while kitchen waste should be enclosed. I've had rats in my kitchen compost this winter but have since managed to get rid of he little fvckers

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