Posted: 25/10/2015 at 11:48
Agree with pansyface.....compost heaps should not really smell.
I have 2 ....one a small bought one. The other a home made large one that makes much better compost. I emptied smaller one this morning and used it on veg patch.
it is very difficult to properly heat a heap unless it is turned regularly and mixed now and then but I rarely do that. The other downside is that rats can be encouraged unless a tight fitting lid is added. And rats can and do home in on compost heaps....for the food and for the warmth.
There is nothing wrong in not having a compost heap if your garden is small but if you can it's a good thing. Remember though....it IS work if you want a clean, effective compost bin
I intend to add another heap but siting it is a poser.