Question

What is the best way to keep animals out of/away from my compost bin?

Asked by Allyn
Rochester, NY

I have a pyramid compost bin at the back of my yard, near woods. within an hour of putting fresh scraps, the access doors are pulled off and scraps are partially pulled out. Would a barrel type composter that is a bit off the ground be better?

Answer

Scott Grieves, CPM, CEA

Answered by Scott Grieves, CPM, CEA

Kissimmee, FL

Kissimmee Utility Authority

July 12, 2013

I've heard human hair works if you put it around your bin or around your garden. Stop by a beauty salon and pick some up to try it.

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