You might have heard that the City of Grand Rapids may legalize backyard composting.
Composting reduces household waste and provides a natural alternative to fertilizers, but it can be a messy process. If you’re hoping to begin backyard composting once regulations are lifted, the first thing you’ll need is a barrel. In response to a couple inquiries, here’s a couple of links to compost “tumblers”–special barrels that you roll to mix, no pitchfork needed!
- Compostbins.com has a large selection of tumblers.
- Woodlanddirect.com carries kitchen composters, tumblers, and bins
- Composters.com has a good selection of barrels and tumblers as well as other green gardening supplies.
- If you’d like to make one yourself, Treehugger.com has a good tutorial.