I am going to make a simple one with cedar boards. I'm going to make it even if it's too late to start using it. Or can I use it this time of year? I eat a LOT of vegetables and always have lots of peelings, etc. There are also a lot of leaves & stuff that I am getting from dethatching the lawn.
Can a compost bin be started this time of year in Michigan?
I'm fairly certain you can use - as in add material to - a compost bin any time you can get to it. The materials may not decompose very rapidly at lower temperatures, but that's no reason to skip the accumulation.
I also wanted to compliment the excellent choice of screen name...