Its not pretty by all means but hey it helps with the amount of junk you toss out in your trash bins! Begining of spring SAMS CLUB had these awesome compost bins! And i got one, it lives out behind my back fence by a mullberry bush that never gives any fruit...and its over run with morning glory....i use to just toss stuff out there now and then...until i got the bin that is...well as things got more and more over run....with vines and other crap... what kind of other crap u ask? POISION IVY!! UGH! I personally have never had the stuff we dont have it in australia and up until this summer i really didnt know what the stuff looked like.....apparently our backyard is a great place to grow the stuff! In my flower bed by the "good" mullberry bush i have a bunch of it growing there....its growning by my cucumber out by my fence...and its quickly surrounding the compost bin! Oh and i reccenty found some growing in my bamboo garden! YAY!..... Anyway back to composting... u dont "need" a special bin to compost your house hold veggie scraps! In fact if i had more land i would just have a compost pile... its amazing what grows in those piles! When we first moved here we had a corner that was ugly in the back yard the previous owners used it as a junk pile i guess? I at the time had no plans for the backyard so when i needed to throw some rotting potatoes out...or a mushy tomato out i just threw it on the pile...b4 fall came i had 3 tomato plants grown and some kind of squash i think but not knowing the history of the pile we did not eat any of it and my husband fed the stff to the guinea pigs we had at the time! I read a really awesome book a few months ago it talked about all the different kinds of compost piles u can do and what not, heres a picture of the book check it out next time your at your local library or when your browsing in the book store next!