Ta-da! I actually started my composting!
It’s not fancy or even terribly creative, but it was free, and I think it will work, and that works for me!
Preferably, I would like to get a "real" composter, made of metal, that does all of the mixing for me. 🙂 I wish I had a metal garbage can, and I definitely thought about setting up a wooden bin in the backyard, but decided against it as we are only renting right now and didn’t want to have to take it all down at some point.
In the end, the Rubbermaid won out because I already had several of them unused in the garage, and if it didn’t work, well then it would cost a grand total of $15 to replace the two that I ruined. You can’t really see it in the photos, but I had my brother-in-law drill small holes all throughout the bin and in the lid, to create a bit of air flow. I still need to add some dry yard material from the backyard, but it snowed yesterday, so I’ll have to wait for the snow to melt.
I’m keeping my kitchen waste in the large yogurt container on my counter, and then transporting it to the bin on my porch. I have a second bin as well, which I will use when the first is full, so that I can have one that is seriously composting, while the other is being added to daily.
I hope this works! Any tips or suggestions for me, the completely novice (but excited) composter?
And, my daughter and I have started collecting toilet paper rolls, for our spring project- seed starting! I found the idea at You Grow Girl, where there is a very simple photo tutorial for turning your toilet paper rolls into fantastic little seed starters!