Hoops are easy and fairly inexpensive to build, and help to keep your yard-waste compost pile tidy. Secure the hoop with hooks or twists of wire. To speed composting, undo the hoop, set it up next to the pile, and turn the pile back into the cage in its new location.
Bins hold yard waste compost, and when made rodent proof, work well for food waste. Build with recycled wood, wire or other materials for an inexpensive and attractive structure. Many styles are commercially available.
Buckets are the apartment-dweller’s answer to composting food waste indoors or out. Compact 5-gallon buckets with sealable lids can be obtained from many grocery stores and restaurants. Stir the compost-soil mixture to aerate it once or twice a week, or when adding new material.