In case you didn’t see it, here is how I manage and run a continuous composting pile for my house:
I am rebuilding a large three-bin compost system for a client right now in which all the scraps of a restaurant and a lot of yard waste will be managed. A home system doesn’t need to be that big. In our case, we had a big galvanized bin and just loaded it up with scraps over time, then dumped it out and harvested the compost now and again.
You can throw all the kitchen scraps in there. Meat, paper towels, bones, eggshells, vegetable peelings, lasagna… it doesn’t matter. If it’s organic, compost it.
It’s also a good place to Compost Your Enemies.
Shannon definitely models the shirt better than me.
These days I don’t even “compost” anymore. Everything (except for certain veggie scraps that I give the rabbits) just goes into the chicken yard, which has a nice thick bed of wood chips and hay. They either eat it or it eventually gets broken down and incorporated into the continuous compost that is the chicken yard.
This produces the most beautiful compost/soil in the world.