“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.