I'd been saving fruit and vegetable scraps (and egg shells!) for a couple of weeks, so I was seriously ready to get this thing started! Then I had to wait until I could get my hands on some leaves or other yard waste! Thankfully, a friend brought me a bag of leaves on Saturday (possibly the best housewarming gift ever!).
I tossed in a layer of frozen fruit & vegetable waste.
Then there was another layer of leaves, how many pics do you want??
It was at this point that I latched the lid onto the bin (secured with bungee cords) and set it aside to water in a bit. Then I realized I'd forgotten something...
I covered those with one more layer of crushed leaves.
Here is how full my "final" first bin is:
In a couple of weeks I'll start rolling the bin around to mix up the contents. Its been cool out. The can is black and sitting in the sun. I don't know if any of that is going to matter, but I'm enjoying getting it started.
Tell me about your compost bin!