We had three compost bins. One was very cheap as it didn't have a lid, one was a raffle prize and the best (and most expensive at £10.00) was subsidised by Bridgend County Borough Council. Even for our small gardens these were not nearly enough and I had an ongoing dilema over what to do with the compost and concern over the slow speed of composting. They were full to the top most of the year. I replaced them with a home-made wooden bin in August 2007 to increase the capacity and equally important, to make it more attractive to wildlife. It includes gaps between the boards to allow access for wildlife.