Re: Suggestions for compost tumbler capacity??
Green waste in a compost rarely attracts vermin. NEVER put meat or fat into the compost, as this will attract them.
Originally Posted by thekarat
If you have to apply for permission to have a compost bin, then you definitely are going to want a tumbler or other fully captive enclosure, not for smells or anything like that, just because it's "unsightly" to those less inclined. You can probably start with the largest tumbler that you can find, until you can gauge how quickly you'll be filling the unit. If you need a second one, then pick up another at that time. Also, you can use the tumbler to get it started, when it is full and you need more space, empty the tumbler into another container, such as a wooden box, to finish, while you begin filling the tumbler again.
You will not be able to produce enough compost in your lifetime to amend the area you're talking about, you are going to have to find other compost sources. If your municipality has a green waste pick-up program, then you can usually get their composted material very inexpensively. It may also be available at local landscape suppliers. Be warned that with commercial compost materials, you do not know what you're getting, so if you plan to stay organic, make sure that your source is also organic. Municipal waste compost is full of yard chemicals and God knows what else, I would not use it in a vegetable garden, but I would use it to amend landscaping and lawn areas.
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