How to make my compost bin from smelling really bad?

Is there any way to stop your compost bin from smelling bad when using it?

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  • Axiom
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    You have to 'turn it over' with a spade on a regular basis,in order to get air in to it for it to break down properly and not just rot, which is causing the smell.

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  • 6 months ago

    I make red worm compost. No need to turn it. Make it in layers of soil/ manure, hay/straw, shredded leaves, weeds/ preferably w/o seeds, food scraps (no citrus or onions, some sand, Keep damp, add greens to feed worms. put in worms on each layer.

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Learn to make compost properly. For every part of high-nitrogen material (like grass), you want two parts of high-carbon material (like dead leaves or sawdust). Also, do not try to compost animal matter (it CAN be done but not by you), fats, oils, or manure from carnivores or omnivores. Keep the pile no smaller than 3'x3'x3' and no larger than 5'x5'x5'.

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  • 6 months ago

    Stop putting trash in the bin ?

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  • 6 months ago

    Compost that has too little aeration will smell putrid or like rotting eggs. Turn the compost pile to help get air into the compost and stop the bad smell. You may also want to add some “fluffy” materials like dry leaves or dry grass to help keep the pile from over-compacting again.

    • Kevin6 months agoReport

      Thanks for the advice

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  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Dead bodies. Try embalming them, first.

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