From Comox Valley Echo, 2 October 2012 - Ask a Pro
Where should I set up my new composter? I just bought a Speedibin at South Country Feed.
Good bin choice, Deb! Make the location convenient. You are most likely going to have a few trips a week from your kitchen, even in the winter. Make it easy on yourself, set it up with easy access from the kitchen but not right beside your house. Leave some walking around space on all four sides so you can access it and pests can’t hide behind. It needs to be on earth so that worms, microbes and water can transfer. Worms can’t get through concrete! There needs to be good drainage underneath so that water can’t pool. Make sure that the ground is level with no rocks or sticks poking up the screen. Some insightful people set up their composter right in a raised bed. The soil under the composter will become luxuriously rich in life. After each batch of compost has finished its active stage and cooled down, you can turn out the compost onto the raised bed for final curing, move the bin to the next bed and fill ‘er up again. Brilliant!