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The compost pile should be located close to where it will be used and where it will not interfere with activities in the yard or offend neighbors. Good locations for the pile are near the garden or kitchen, or between the garage and house. The pile will do best where it is protected from drying winds and is in partial sunlight to help heat the pile. The more wind and sun the pile is exposed to, the more water you will need to add to the pile during the composting process.

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