Basic composting is dead-simple (Read:7 Things You Need to Know to Finally Start Composting). You can do it by doing nothing more than digging a hole in the ground, if you really want to. But composting bins—which help keep your pile tidy, animal-proof, and efficient— are a good investment. To help figure out which system is best for your needs, read on.
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