Select a location for your composting pile. It will do best where it is protected from drying winds and is in partial sunlight to help heat the pile.
You will need a location that is convenient, has access to water and space to turn the pile.
Determine which type of bin you plan to us or if you plan to make one.
When is my compost ready?
Your compost should fit through a 1/2″ screen, should be dark and crumbly, smell earthy and sweet, consist of 25-30% organic material, and when it no longer reaches temperatures above 75 degrees by active composting.