We live in the city. My wife has two horses that she boards about 8 miles away. She brings home 3 or 4 five gallon buckets (with lids on them) in her VW Beetle everytime she visits her horses. I prefer green, not aged manure. I use a layer of shredded leaves then a layer of the manure, alternating until the bin is full. I wet it down as I layer it. In about 3 days, the pile is steaming and extremely hot. After 5-6 weeks, I haul it to the garden (all but the outside edge which is not broken down) It makes great compost.