Hot compost is fast. It will be complete in perhaps 25 days.

The heat destroys pathogens, bugs, molds and weed seeds. Not much can survive 65 degree C for a few hours, It will burn your hand if you plunge your hand in.

Here are a few random links of which there are many.
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/homecompost/science.cfm
http://deepgreenpermaculture.com/diy-instructions/hot-compost-composting-in-18-days/

The trick is to have a good mix of dry and green waste. Just add water so it is wet but not boggy.
Then turn it over every three or four days. This may be difficult for some but a team can do it well.

Compost recycling is vital for a healthy garden.

About Michael D

Member of the Glenelg North Community Garden, Adelaide South Australia. Member of the Marion Writers Group and writing about the fascinating topic of our future. Member of SA Recreational Cycling Club. Interests in cycling for sport, socialising, health, transport and the frugal use of declining natural resources. Member of Beyond Oil South Australia. Particularly interested in the decline in world oil supplies (Peak Oil) and the effect this will have on economies based upon growth. B. Bus in Information Technology and Public Administration. A career in Information Technology.

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