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actually a little lime or lye will help with the smell ... you are likely not getting composting but rotting... to properly compost the temperature of the compost pile has to be slightly exothermic (releasing heat) also most of the time that compost bins smell it is from decomposition of meat and high fat waste that cause the wrong kinds of bacteria to grow, resulting in the "What died" smell that I am guessing you are getting... seperate high fat, high protien waste for a a seperate bin, which will handle very high nitrogen watse (meat, excrement etc... this should be treated with lye or lime and monitored regularly ) also you will want to add as well lots of sawdust and grass to this bin to keep it from getting too "Hot"
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