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How to Keep Wild Animals Out of My Compost


October 20, 2015

I live in a rural area and have concerns about wild animals, bears included, getting into my compost pile. How do I best protect the wild animals from my compost pile?


Answer by JH: You could run electric or razor wire around your compost area or erect a high fence structure with strong latches. But perhaps most effective will be simply keeping all foodstuffs out of your outdoor compost pile. You can still compost food items - there are three methods available - indoor vermicomposting, the bokashi method, or what we term 'blend and bury' where you use a blender to puree the food and then bury it.

Other members of our organization may also respond with additional suggestions. And you will find more information about these methods on our website. We offer many free classes.

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