Compost Container

Compost Container
Compost Container - Soilsaver Classic Container

As mentioned in an earlier article, getting started in composting can be as simple as creating a freestanding compost heap or burying your organic waste underground.

Both are inexpensive (ok, free) methods to familiarize yourself with the composting process, but you may opt for using a compost container to keep things under more control.

Advantages of a Compost Container

Putting your organic waste into a compost pile is really just a way for you to help Mother Nature speed along what she does quite well on her own.

A freestanding compost pile or underground composting work quite well, but there are several reasons why composting in some type of container may be the better option for you.

Here are a few examples:

As you can see, using a container for your composting will give you much more control over the entire process. It's simply much easier to maintain and manipulate the conditions for creating compost out of your organic waste materials if they are contained rather than sitting out in the open, exposed to variable weather conditions and animal pests.

If you've decided to keep your compost in a container, the question now is, what kind of container? There are lots to choose from, and what you choose will depend on how much organic material you'll be composting, how much money you want to spend, how much space you have, and simple aesthetics (visual appearance).

We'll take a look at several types of compost containers, from bins to tumblers to kitchen composters, in separate articles.

Interested In More On Composting?

We offer a lot of information on composting and some great composting product reviews. If you really want to get your feet wet in the composting business, be sure to read these additional articles of interest:

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Soil Saver Classic Composter Product Review
GeoBin Composting Container Product Review
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