In my composting project, I've challenged the current understanding and design of the composting bin. My goal is to invent a user-friendly, portable, and sustainable composting system and bin that better reflects the needs of high school students and staff. I've researched into various composting methods, both innovative and traditional. Some include: Bokashi; tumbler; blender; anaerobic bacterial; and aerobic. I've also studied the design behind a foot pedal opening, as well as smell and pest reduction methods. Currently, my mock-ups display a wooden bin with wheels, a foot pedal, and a bioplastic interior liner partially constructed with pest-resistant vinegar. These bins would be made stack-able with flat lids. My next steps are to 1. begin prototyping, and 2. reach out to my school to find out more information about our outdoor composting initiatives and our school garden.