Composting Systems

There are many different ways to make compost. Systems vary in cost, speed, suitable materials, space needed and effort to operate. Before you start composting, it’s a good idea to think about which system would suit you best.

Consider the space you have, how much time you want to spend composting, how much money (if any) you are willing to spend, what type of material you want to compost and what you want to get from the system. Some of the most common composting systems are described in this section.

Although composting isn’t very complicated, it does require some effort to do it well. The best system is the one that you will actually use!

For a summary on choosing the right compost system for you, check out our Compost System Poster