Compost Piles

Compost Piles

Whether you’re interested in just the most basic composting methods or would like to try your hand at something that requires a little more attention, our Compost Piles articles can help. Learn all you need to know about starting and maintaining slow/cold and fast/hot compost piles in your backyard.

How to Build a Basic Compost Pile

How to Build a Basic Compost Pile

Building a basic compost pile, also known as a cold compost pile, is simple but slow. For fast compost you may instead opt for the hot compost pile alternative.

How to Build a HOT Batch in a Rotating Compost Tumbler

How to Build a HOT Batch in a Rotating Compost Tumbler

Learn how to build a hot batch in a rotating compost tumbler, including ideal location, organic waste contents, moisture level and turning frequency.

Understanding the Elements of HOT Composting

Understanding the Elements of HOT Composting

Your hot compost pile depends on four crucial elements for optimal production of aerobic bacteria in what is otherwise known as fast compost or a batch pile.