What do you need to home compost?

All you need to compost is enthusiasm, yard and/or food waste (except meat or dairy products), and a little space. Compost piles don’t need to be enclosed, although many people use a bin or similar enclosure. Bins can be purchased, or easily constructed with common materials such as chicken wire, snow fence, lumber or used pallets. Other tools that come in handy for composting are a garden hose, wheelbarrow and pitch fork.

Composting can begin any time of year, but many people start in the fall when leaves are abundant. Choose an easily accessible spot in the yard and get started. There is alot of information available on the web.