Good for recycling most types of food and garden waste. Ideally requires a space of 1m cubed in a warm and sheltered spot. Start with coarsely chopped twigs and then alternate layers of green matter (food waste, grass clippings) and brown matter (dry leaves, twigs, torn newspaper/cardboard). Avoid animal waste, meat, fish, bones, oil and invasive weeds. A well maintained compost bin will normally produce compost in 3-4 months in summer and up to 6 months in winter.
A good option if you have mostly food waste and live somewhere with little or no garden waste. The system needs to be kept cool, in a shady area in summer, to keep the