Compost Zodiac

What kind of composter are you?

By Scott Meyer and Beth Huxta


compostingThe Hoarder

Profile: You grab plastic bags full of leaves set by the curb. When the circus comes to town, you're excited to snag a load of elephant flops for your pile.

Advice: To store materials until you want to use them, make a cylinder with a 10-foot length of 3-foot-tall wire mesh fencing. Freeze kitchen scraps until you are ready to put them in your pile.

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