These are the types of bins I use in my yard. I did a hole in a garden bed and set it down in the ground a bit, keeps vermin out. When it's full, I just lift it out and cover the compost with straw. Mother Nature takes over the rest! Here's a cute idea to decorate and utalize the ugly top!
For you folks that have the box type compost bins, how about decorating the front? Here's a cute idea, a Faux Bee Hive.