Answer: Technically, most home piles do not get hot enough as you have noticed. But as long as you are not adding diseased material or weed seeds to the pile, it should be fine to use the resulting compost. Partially decomposed or partially finished compost can be used as a soil amendment or even as a mulch since the material will continue to break down after it is applied. The main intent is to keep adding more organic matter to the soil on a regular basis, with composting being a convenient way to do this.
Q&A Library Searching Tips