Monday, October 15, 2007

Pallet Compost Bin and Instructions on How to Make Your Own

Three sides up and a couple branches in the bottom so far. I secured the three sides so far with one bungee cord across the back.
All my twigs in the bottom for good airflow. This helps make your bin an aerobic composter (also known as non-stinky bin you need air for this).
Close-up of twigs in the bottom. I have a couple trees above my bin that have some dead branches. I just pulled a couple down to line my bin.
Putting the final pallet on the front. This keeps the dogs and kid out of the compost bin. You can see the bungee cord stretched across the front. It's not going anywhere.

4 comments:

Lanna said...

Spiffy! Wanna come make some of those for me? ;)

Cathy said...

Would love too! I wish you lived closer. :-(

LannaM said...

Hey, does the compost need to be in a sunny spot or can it be in a shady spot? I'd love nothing more than to stick at least one compost heap nearish the kitchen/backyard patio door to make composting easier on me, but it's like 90% shade there...

Cathy said...

Mine's in mostly shade. I think as long as it gets warm from the temp outside it should do fine. If you lived on the coast next to the ocean it probably wouldn't do much in the shade.