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I have 4 different compost piles. They are underneath some humongous spruce trees in my yard, so they are accessible to me, but not visible to the neighborhood. I use four different ones, and alternate to get better action. Also, I have a separate compost pile for pet waste. I compost most of my yard waste, and all our kitchen scraps (meatless of course).<br><br><br><br>
At my previous residence, the compost was in the sun. I thought I'd have trouble composting in shaded areas, but no problem. In the sun, I found that I had to water it more often, otherwise it attracted a lot of ants. We're in a pretty dry area, so even have to water the shaded compost.<br><br><br><br>
I've never purchased the composting worms. I have plenty of worms naturally, and the longer I compost, the more worms. If composting properly, you will have no odor problems. The problem most people have is that they either don't have enough space for the volume, or they're not mixing it well and occassionally turning it to infuse O2. It's the anaerobic action that tends to cause odors.
 

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There wasn't an option for me to vote.<br><br><br><br>
I don't have one, but I really want one. It's on our to-do list.
 

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We have a compost bin outside, but we don't use it as much as we should. It's pretty much neglected, nobody waters or turns it and occassionally we dump more stuff in.
 

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I do. But I'm moving to an apartment soon, so I may not have the option much longer.
 

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"none of the above"<br><br><br><br>
I use sheet composting, so I don't have a pile, more like a layer....
 

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I collect for the greenwaste of the city though. I don't have yard waste, but kitchen waste goes into a bin that I give to a friend that lives in the city where they do collect. As a renter I don't have the option of a compost. I wish I could afford the one that sits in your kitchen and takes care of itself. Yet it's too much money for now.
 

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I chose the "rent" option, although it's not accurate. I have a condo, so I don't really have a backyard.
 

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I have a compost pile for kitchen and yard waste.<br><br><br><br>
when I rented, I had a small ceramic crock for kitchen scraps that i would then use for my container garden and house plants.
 

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You can have a wormbin in your apartment.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.cityfarmer.org/wormcomp61.html" target="_blank">http://www.cityfarmer.org/wormcomp61.html</a>
 

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We have two compost bins in our little 18x20 ft. backyard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> We compost absolutely everything that we can that is compostable,
 

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Thanks for the reminder on composting. I've been letting my compost pile go and this spring, I am going to redo it. Got some good ideas from the earlier posts. I think I need to move mine because it's in a sunny spot and it does get really dry.<br><br>
We have a flat yard and room to do it.
 

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fo sho!<br><br><br><br>
i built a 2-stage compost bin as soon as i bought a house...2 rot rooms measuring 4x4x4 feet each! woot i have alot! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
my primary motive was tomatoes, and man does this stuff grow tomatoes!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Ludi</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You can have a wormbin in your apartment.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.cityfarmer.org/wormcomp61.html" target="_blank">http://www.cityfarmer.org/wormcomp61.html</a></div>
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As long as the cat doesn't tip it over.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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I've got a pile behind my shed that I throw all of my kitchen scraps and some yardwaste in. I've kind of got a second pile for yardwaste (pretty much I just pile up all of my leaves under one of my trees. I see my neighbors fill bags and bags of yard waste and ship it out every month. I just leave mine in a pile over the winter, and by spring, it's mostly gone.<br><br><br><br>
I should maintain my food pile better, but I'm lazy. I just keep throwing scraps in and as long as it doesn't smell or attract too many critters (I've got chicken wire around it, then I'm happy.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>meatless</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
We have two compost bins in our little 18x20 ft. backyard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> We compost absolutely everything that we can that is compostable,</div>
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<br><b>Every</b>thing? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/naughty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":naughty:"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://weblife.org/humanure/default.html" target="_blank">http://weblife.org/humanure/default.html</a><br><br><br><br>
I really want to compost, and I've considered a worm composter for my apartment patio. I just haven't done it yet.
 

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I used to have one, but haven't had one in quite a few years. We do throw all of the yard waste behind our garage, though. Just not any food scraps.
 

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I have to join the "I want one but I haven't gotten to it yet" side. I hope to start a worm bin in our basement soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
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What is sheet composting?<br><br><br><br>
I compost kitchen waste, the herbivore animal waste, and probably 85-95% of the yard waste (the rest, that doesn't fit goes to the community compost in the park.)
 
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