Restarting failed compost
I have a tiny back garden where the last tenant had left a black plastic standing up barrel compost bin. I tried to use it, turning it, putting in veg scraps and grass cuttings, sometimes layering with compost starter granules. However it has never really worked properly. Should I start again - empty it and bin the contents? Or can it be saved? I left it for the winter and it's mouldy at the top. I could even get rid of it altogether and just use the small kitchen waste bin that the council collects. What plus sides there are trying to get it working? Grateful for any advice!