Video: The Compost is Saved

Posted on May 9 2009 - 9:52am by Mike Lieberman

It’s been two days since I attempted to get rid of the smell of the indoor compost pile.


There is no more leakage out of the bottom and the smell gone. The takeaway from this is not to take it easy on the food scraps.

Now I can take that and use it when building and maintaining my home composting bins at my parents and grandmothers. They’d be less willing to deal with the smell than my roommate.

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jessica Braun August 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm -

    I don’t know how scientific this is but someone once told me your compost should have 10% green and 90% brown material.  So eat less and read more newspapers!

  2. Mike Lieberman August 4, 2011 at 12:35 am -

    I’ve heard 50/50 with no more than 10% of one particular item.

  3. Littlemissmutch May 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm -

    Ya I have heard the same, Mike. Brown material is the carbon and green material is nitrogen. To match the microbes c:n ratio (which is generally 30:1) lots of people recommend a bit more brown but the 50:50 works well I’ve found 🙂

    Glad you got the smell fixed!

    Lol, love that “eat less, read more”

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