Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:53
Mandicore, so sorry to hear that you have health problems. I think you are a star to even think of composting.
If you can manage it, 2 bins are better than one; so one is cooking while you fill the other.
You need fine but HEAVY duty wire mesh, or a solid base; some bins do have them I believe, but access to earth is better. If you can get one of the compost turning devices and are able to use it that would also deter any vermin.
Hope this helps