Yes as already guessed, I would ask if you can have an open compost detached. Because our neighbors have a compost heap for some time. And shortly after it was created, we suffer logically to a rat infestation. One, as you can imagine, not very nice condition! The "compost owners" understand not why this might be the open composter. Of course, that does not lie on the vegetables, the egg residues or other household waste. But then again the question: Is it possible to have an open compost in detached and if not, what to wear the neighbors of consequences?