“Rotline” Question of the Week: How can I make my own compost bin?

Making your own compost bin at home can be easy and rewarding, it it doesn’t take a lot of material or know-how. Here are a couple of designs we recommend:

  • Stackable wood bin: minimal carpentry skills needed, can use recycled lumber (as long as it is not treated)
  • Wooden pallet bin: all you need are four wooden pallets, bolts, and latches and you’re on your way
  • Wire mesh bin: easy to make and inexpensive Homemade designs often do not include lids which is not a problem as long as you are burying your food correctly.

In dry climates, it is recommended to line these designs with plastic or thick cardboard to retain moisture.