Why does my compose pile smell? Last summer I mixed shredded newspapper along with a bag of cow munure, shredded leaves, coffee grounds, tea bags, kitchen scrap, and grass. This is the first time I added shredded newspaper and the compost is not ready to use this spring. Yes, I have turned my compost twice this year.
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To prevent smells in the compost pile, you need a good balance of greens and browns. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/browns-greens-compost.htm This article will help fix the problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/compost-smells-bad.htm