Easy ways to build a compost bin for your garden

Lauren Blunt

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Easy ways to build a compost bin for your garden

1. The Pallet Bin

Composting is one of the best things you can do for your garden. Not only does it provide your soil with essential nutrients, but it also helps to reduce the amount of waste you produce. And the best part? You can easily make your own compost bin! Here are some easy ways to get started:

2. The Garbage Can Bin

One of the easiest compost bin designs is the pallet bin. All you need for this is a few wooden pallets (around three to four) and some zip-ties. Simply zip-tie the pallets together, in a square or rectangular shape, leaving enough room to add and turn the compost. Remember to leave a section open for easy access. Once your pallet bin is complete, add your kitchen and garden waste, give it a turn every couple of weeks, and you'll have nutrient-rich compost in no time!

3. The Wire Mesh Bin

Another great option for a compost bin is a garbage can. For this, you'll need a plastic or metal garbage can with a lid, a drill with a drill bit, and a bungee cord. Drill several holes all over the bin, including the bottom and sides. This will help with aeration and drainage. Then, add your kitchen waste, grass clippings, and garden debris. When it's full, shut the lid, and secure it with a bungee cord to keep the critters out. Give it a good shake every few days, and you'll have compost within a couple of months.


For a more budget-friendly option, you can create a compost bin using galvanized wire mesh. Cut a piece of wire mesh to your desired size and form it into a cylindrical shape to create a bin. Use wire ties or twist ties to secure the edges together. Then, place your wire mesh bin in a sunny spot in your garden. Add your compost materials and give it a turn every few days. In no time, you'll have beautiful compost to use in your garden.

Making your own compost bin is a great way to reduce waste and improve your garden's soil health. Whether you choose to create a pallet bin, garbage can bin, or a wire mesh bin, the process is simple and budget-friendly. So, start composting today, and you'll be amazed at the beautiful, nutrient-rich soil your garden will produce. Happy composting!

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