Stinky Slimy Mess
Here is my compost fail story...
Several years ago, I worked as the gardener on a large estate. We mowed five acres of grass around the house and the owner demanded that we collect the clippings. We generated a lot of them quickly.
Why remove clippings? Bagging grass has always been a pet peeve of mine - a waste of time and energy. It only makes sense to collect them on golf putting greens. They are full of nutrients and organic matter and break down quickly.
Anyway, I decide to "compost" the clippings instead of spreading them in one of the fields. So we stockpiled them in a spare mulch bin. It rained a lot that summer and we mowed and mowed and piled up clippings. It quickly turned into a stinky, slimy mess instead of sweet smelling compost.