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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

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