Hey, new member and first time poster. Apologies if this question has been answered but I couldn't find it.
I have a good open compost pile in my partly shaded driveway. It has created really great compost. That is not the problem.
I also have older compost that was forgotten about (I'm not proud of it) and it has been sitting in these two restaurant size (5 gallons) plastic soy sauce containers for almost a year. It smells bad and is very moist. The tops were off at times and it was closed at other times. Is this dangerous to use due to the anaerobic pathogens? Can it be dried out on a tarp and then used later?
Many thanks for any and all advice!