Overcoming Challenges Of Winter Composting
Test bins held a mixture of food scraps layered with leaves and a control bin with leaves only. The bin containing 38 percent more food had a dense saturated core (right) when it was excavated.

Bins and piles measuring one cubic yard or greater can sustain active composting temperatures independent of ambient temperatures, provided the initial recipe is optimal.
M. A. King, K. A. Matassa, G. MacDonald, M. S. Clark, A. Cariddi, M. Huitt and R. Burgess
BioCycle October 2012, Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 37

 

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