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I spent some time looking online for some simple, inexpensive, and fool-proof methods of doing compost. Many different people all recommended this method. It simply requires taking a basic plastic trashcan with a secure lid, and drilling the sides, bottom, and lid with a number of holes using a power drill.
These are supposed to make great containers for compost. They make it easier to regulate heat and moisture while keeping most animals out. The many holes promote air circulation, which is crucial to getting the compost to break down. Putting it up on simple cinder blocks further improves circulation.
Like most compost techniques, I add alternating layers of "green" matter - like weeds, grass clippings, green leafy trimmings, and kitchen scraps - with brown matter - like straw, leaves, sawdust, or even paper; really anything that seems woody. Purported experts all have have their own notions of the the "correct" ratio of brown to green. I a trying about half and half.
Three things in particular attracted me to the trashcan technique:
- It doesn't require a large amount of compost material to make it work quickly, unlike open-air piles
- It is cheaper than buying purpose-made compost boxes
- These round cans with firm lids can be easily turned over and rolled around as a simple way to turn the compost periodically.
I am hoping it works out! I will keep you posted!