Composition without attracting animals

Asked May 8, 2020, 6:33 PM EDT

I’m just about to start composting for the first time and I want to make sure not to attract mice, rats, cats, coyotes, rabbits, etc. I won’t be composting any animal products at all. Do you have any suggestions for the type of composting bin or contents to be avoided to eliminate attracting animals? I live in a suburban area with these animals around. Thanks, David Frieder

Arapahoe County Colorado

1 Response

CSU has a Fact Sheet on composting:

It includes materials to use and avoid, location, structures, and how to compost effectively.

These other links are helpful to those who are beginners and also in understanding the C:N ratio for composting:

The large plastic compost containers are the most secure from rodents and other animals. If you Google "large plastic compost bins" and view images, you will see there are a lot of different types available. Most might be through mail order, but some you may be able to find locally.