Why I like using a compost bin instead of just a pile:
1. Compost bins are nicer looking. Neighbors and family members won’t complain about an ugly homemade compost pile or bin made of chicken wire or ugly wooden pallets.
2. Compost bins keep the pile hotter. Since the compost is all piled together inside the bin and kept close, it heats up and breaks down better. With a plain old pile, the compost tends to spread out and only heat up in the middle of the pile.
3. Compost bins are easier to deal with. It’s kind of like having a trash can instead of a trash heap. You have a specific spot where the compost goes, so you’re more likely to use it.
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