I’ve had a few people ask about how to make a compost bin.
I have to admit that I had my bin bought for me as a birthday present! I guess I could have made one, but why make life harder than it has to be!
Anyway, after scouring the web for an hour or so, I came up with the information below. I’ve got flu at the moment so heading outdoors is the last thing on my mind!
Hope you find the info useful.
Here are a few articles on building and making the most of a compost bin:
And besides, what better way to spend an afternoon than building a compost bin, which is what you’ll need to get your composting process underway. It’ll keep pests under control, give you somewhere to throw all that garden waste.
Love the design of this compost bin! Would get great use in our Brooklyn apartment and save us the daily trips on Saturdays up to the Grand Army Plaza to drop off our week’s compost!!
Compost bins can be constructed out of everything from salvaged bricks & concrete blocks to old wooden pallets headed for a grinder. If you’re really serious about wanting to make a difference in the world, you can help reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfills by learning how to build a compost bin and start composting your daily organic wastes.
We’ve been wanting to build a compost bin so there is no better time than now and our pumpkins will make the perfect first ingredient for our do-it-yourself compost bin. This bin can be made with easy to find materials aerating the bin is easy as you or your kids can just place it on its side and roll it over a couple of times to mix the heap.
I have to say that once you start composting it gets VERY addictive!
My bin is absolutely full to the brim and is breaking down nicely (I have to turn it each week) and next year it will help to enrich my vegetable garden and, hopefully, yield an even bigger and tastier crop!
Related how to compost articles
- Contemporary Compost Carriers – The Compost.it Bin Speeds Along the Compost Process (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- How To: Build a Compost Bin (groundtoground.org)
- Compostin’ Pumpkins (barntalkblog.wordpress.com)
- Adding seafood to the compost (militaryzerowaste.wordpress.com)
- Building a Compost Bin (trafalga21.wordpress.com)