How do you start a rotating compost bin?
- Locate your compost tumbler in a shady spot (see References 1), then choose your location based on convenience.
- Chop or break up any large pieces you intend to add to the compost unit.
- Add "brown" ingredients to the tumbler.
- Add an equal amount of "green" ingredients to the unit.
Considering this, are rotating compost bins any good?
Both bins and tumblers do a pretty good job of keeping pests out of the compost. Compost bins keep out raccoons and dogs, but rodents can burrow under the base and even nest inside where the ground temperature is warm and food is close by. We had mice in the base of our compost bin, but they weren't really a problem.
Beside above, can I put bread in compost? Yes, stale or moldy bread can be used in compost piles. Bread would be considered a green compost matter (source of nitrogen). Bread can attract pests and rodents so make sure the bread is well mixed into the compost pile. You can also speed up the composting process by tearing the bread into smaller pieces.
Thereof, what should you not compost?
What NOT to Compost And Why
- Meat, fish, egg or poultry scraps (odor problems and pests)
- Dairy products (odor problems and pests)
- Fats, grease, lard or oils (odor problems and pests)
- Coal or charcoal ash (contains substances harmful to plants)
- Diseased or insect-ridden plants (diseases or insects might spread)
How often should I turn my compost?
How often you should turn compost depends on a number of factors including size of the pile, green to brown ratio and amount of moisture in the pile. That being said, a good rule of thumb is to turn a compost tumbler every three to four days and the compost pile every three to seven days.