Composting in a Plastic Bin

Why do you cut the bottom out of a plastic bin when using it for compost?

Hardiness Zone: 7b

By Larry from Belfast, UK

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April 4, 20110 found this helpful

The organic material that is to become compost needs the bacteria that is in the ground to start making the compost. So if you have plastic between the vegetation and the ground you will not have compost.

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April 12, 20110 found this helpful

Another point, moisture must be allowed to drain through composting material into the ground. Otherwise you will end up with unwanted smelly mould/mildew in your compost material.

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