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    Default Compost bins, how many do you have?

    Ive got 3 atm and each is overflowing! I think I will need to get another one soon...
    How many do you have? I know on lotties you prob have heaps but my garden is not big enough to have one tucked away.
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    I have a 3 pallet bin setup & find that is 2 too many..............
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    Three at home and three at the allotment.
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    I've got erm three in the garden and one in pieces.
    Only got two pallet bays on the allotment.
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    3 active bins and 2 waiting. 1 pallet bin (mainly for storing manure)
    I filled one until it was at the top and then started a 2nd. When the 2nd was at the top i went back and filled the 1st where it had dropped. Now i will leave the 1st until it's ready to use on the garden, checking it occasionally to make sure it's not too dry or wet and spiking some air holes.
    I just repeated the process, filling one at a time with the correct green/brown balance and topping up the previous bin where it inevitably drops 6 inches or so.

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    I just have one. If I have a lot of prunings (neighbours ivy that loves to flourish over my side of the fence) I put all that in the council bin-neighbours stuff could have been sprayed with something,so I don't put any of that in my compost bin. Most of my prunings & annuals get chopped & dropped over the soil as a mulch around shrubs & rots down there. If space is limited for another bin,you could dig a trench in the ground & fill that with your compostable stuff,careful with potato peelings though. It will all rot down & add nutrients,pet hair & Hoover contents can be added too.
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