I got 2 of these types of spin bins last year: http://www.spinbincomposter.com/product/spin-bin-compost-tumbler/
Over the year, we’ve filled both to the brim and spun a few times every time we added kitchen scraps (everyday almost). I also added moisture if it looked too dry until it started raining in November. It’s mostly kitchen scraps with shredded newspaper/paper. However, to the best of my knowledge, it never really heated it like it should have and hasn’t become compost. there is some in the center of the bin but most of the rest has not broken down.
Now this year, I need to add 2 more compost bins because we apparently produce that many kitchen scraps (Vegetable/fruit skins/center and egg shells). What can I do to ensure proper composting this year? What is a good ratio for these types of compost bins?
I have read that I should shred my kitchen scraps and that might be a losing battle with my family. So I have half orange rinds going in there unshredded. I need to call the fact that it’s ending up in the compost rather than trash a win in this situation.
One idea I’ve had is to try the bokashi method with one of the new compost bins to help it move along faster.
Any ideas or ways that I can improve?