Composting maple leaves
I am researching a lot about composting. I recently started a worm bin, and I am loving it! However, this question pertains to a compost bin or heap. In the fall, we have a ton of maple leaves from 3 large, mature maple trees. We usually bag them in the brown paper bags, and our trash company hauls them away. Bad, I know. And I pay good money for compost to put in my gardens every year. I would like to compost all of the maple leaves. But it is a LOT of leaves, and I don't think I can come up with enough of the green stuff to put with the leaves to do a good job. I've read all about the layering, etc. and the percent brown to green. I can add food scraps, but I won't have nearly enough all at once. The leaves are raked pretty much all at once.
Any suggestions? I would love to compost all of the leaves this year instead of having them taken away.
Thanks a million for any advice. I'll continue my researching now....