Check with your local municipality as they can often connect you with local education and gardening centres that may carry compost bins. If you are in Victoria, we sell various composters here at our centre (see contact information for opening times). Many garden and hardware stores also sell composters and they vary greatly in efficiency and price. Make sure that the one you purchase is effective for your region and download our fact sheet on Backyard Composting for helpful tips (Fact Sheet #1). You also have the option to build your own and many designs are available on-line. A little research is needed on your part to ensure the best success with your home composting choice! You can always email us for further guidance at: email@example.com
Aeration + Correct Components + Balanced Moisture = Trouble-Free Composting!
A well maintained, well-managed compost pile will not smell, if anything it will smell slightly sweet. Most backyard home composters require a 50/50 ratio of greens-nitrogen rich waste such as fruit and veggie scraps, teabags, coffee grinds and green garden waste mixed with browns-carbon rich waste such as dead leaves, shredded newspaper and dried-out garden waste. Aeration (air flow) is very important so stirring the compost pile at least weekly is essential as well as having the right moisture; the contents of a compost pile should be as moist as a wrung-out sponge.