To date, we haven't done any composting at home, predominantly because we didn't have the space to do so. A couple of weeks ago, I dismantled my daughters old trampoline (it was knackered, and she is at that age where trampolines are no longer 'cool' or whatever the word is nowadays), which has given me back a huge area (larger than my shed!) tucked away in a corner of the patio. We were considering getting one of the council bins for grass clippings etc, but they want £77 for the first year, and then £52 (bound to rise) for every year thereafter, for fortnightly collections between February and December (so we would probably only use it March to October). However, for £27 I can get two 330-litre composters and make my own, and put the good stuff back on my garden. So, I am considering getting a couple of composters, and sticking them in the corner alongside our wheelie bins. Alternatively, I might place them at the other end of the garden (away from the house) in the gap created by the removal of the 'dead' conifer - would this be better in case of smells etc? I know I can compost things like grass, leaves, etc but I also assume that there are some dos and don'ts? Things like branches wouldn't be a problem as I would simply make them into firewood for the chimnea, but what about the likes of conifer leaves? I know that uncooked veg, peelings etc can be put in, but is there any that shouldn't be put in? And finally, would it be best to start one, fill it and then start the other or start both together?