How do I accelerate my compost pile?
Jumpstart Your Compost Size it right. Compost piles that are about 1 cubic yard (3 ft square by 3 ft high) get hotter quicker. Turn it over. Microbes need oxygen to do their work. Keep the combo right. For rapid decomposition, your compost pile should have a carbon to nitrogen ratio of about 20:1. Keep it moist. Shred it.