Easy Homemade Food Scrap Composter
Properly composted food scraps can be turned into excellent fertilizer for gardens. Unfortunately, composting in open piles or mixed into yard waste can attract unwanted pests into your yard. You can make an easy pest-proof food waste digester that will avoid unwanted pests.
One of the easiest ways to compost food scraps is in a sunken galvanized metal garage can. Punch or drill 20 holes in the sides (bottom third only) and 20 in the bottom, no larger than 1/4 to 3/8 ths inch. Lid must be tight and secured with a bungee cord if you live around critters.
Dig a hole 15 inches deep in a well drained spot and set the can in the hole. Push the soil back around the sides.
I started mine last summer and it is doing super, no work on my part. I added worms to mine since the area I 'planted' my composter is not in a good worm producing area. But in the right area, worms will seek out your garbage and munch away. It is suggested that you might want to use two cans as the first gets full.
Check out this website http://www.seattle.gov/util/stellent/groups/public/@spu/@csb/documents/webcontent/spu01_001992.pdf it has great instructions. Thank you, Rene' Groom from http://www.maryjanesfarm.com/ for posting this last year. I love it!
You can also purchase some really cute counter top food scrap containers in many materials and colors over the Internet or at your favorite kitchen store.