Plastic Container Bin
Additional comments for Plastic Container Bin method:
If shade is not available, the bin may be covered with two layers of shade fabric or cardboard.
Maintain a moisture level in the organic materials that it is similar to the moisture content of freshly brewed coffee grounds, saturated but not dripping.
In order to harvest finished compost from this bin, after about six months of decomposition, dump the contents on a tarp. Separate out the undecomposed organics and return them to the bin and continue the process. Finished compost may be added to garden soil.
Please see Desert Composting Recommendations.
If you have questions, see Ask A Master.
To see other styles of homemade compost bins see Homemade Compost Bins for the Desert.
Instructions by John Zarola, photos by Mike Stoy.