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It looks like we're going to need to get rid of our lazy man's compost pile. Our new puppy is utterly fascinated with it. A mostly white dog and a rotting pile just don't mix real well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'm not that handy but saw <a href="http://www.css.cornell.edu/compost/garbagecans.html" target="_blank">this bioreactor</a>and thought it looks easy enough. Just drill holes. It seems thrifty enough to me too as I'm not spending $$$. Just the cost of two trash cans from the hardware store.<br><br>
Anyone have or use one?
 

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Anyone? This is really just compost in a trash bin with holes for ventilation. Am I scaring you with the word, bioreactor<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">?
 

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Are you planning on using it indoors? I've never had good luck with indoor composting alone but I do have a worm bin.<br><br>
I would recommend the vermiculture route for indoor compost <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
If you're going to use it outside I doubt that it will offer enough protection to keep a do out. I've tried every kind of pre-fab and homemade compost contraption out there and the neighborhood dogs have broken almost every one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
The only things that have helped are keeping the bin off the ground (on tall legs) and building a very secure fence around the "lazy-man's" compost pile.<br><br><br>
You should know that I am generally a lazy composer so this might not be helpful, maybe some people would have good luck with this technique. I have found that small holes generally don't offer enough ventilation, but honestly, that is probably something that I'm doing.
 

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I've seen better designs for compost bins... We've never really had much luck composting inside either and have had best luck with the worm bin. If you're just letting the compost rot in an open pile you can maybe try one of these <a href="http://www.bluegrassgardens.com/how-to-build-a-compost-bin.htm" target="_blank">compost bin ideas</a> to contain the compost better & keep the puppy out of it.
 
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