melpopp wrote:We fill our counter-top bin every day or two, and my husband takes it out to our composter then. No problem adding new stuff--be sure to spin it around after adding (spin the composter that is).
We use the same method of taking stuff out every day or two. Yes, whenever you empty it, some stuff will not be composted, even if you're good about rolling it around (we are not). However, we're trying the "lasagna gardening" method, which means that I've just made layers of newspaper, peat moss, compost/stuff from the composter, and leaves, and I'm letting the snow cover them. We'll see how much more has decomposed by the time spring rolls around. I know someone who regularly puts rotten produce discarded by the grocery store directly on her garden to enrich the soil, so I figure some more stuff will decay, at least. It's got to be better than the rocks and thin soil we have now.