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How to Build a Compost Bin

How to Build a Compost Bin

This how-to build a compost bin guide will help you on your way to making your own homemade compost in any size space. There are numerous ways to build a compost bin from different materials and various sizes for different spaces. Choices will depend on what you may want to recycle, what you can get hold of, your budget, and even style. So get ready to start building and making your own homemade compost for your garden.

Recycled Pallets Are One Way to Build a Compost Bin

One of the most popular ways to build a compost bin is using pallets. It’s a cheap, fun, and relatively simple way to create containers to make stored compost piles. If you have a delivery on a pallet, they can be re-used, or you can collect some from construction yards, or even find them free to gather in online forums. There are a few different ways to build a pallet bin, from ones with open tops, lids, and wooden slats at the front, which can be removed for easy access. If you also want to keep rats out of the compost pile, you could surround the inside and bottom with chicken wire. So get your screws, drill, and safety goggles ready to start building. 

How to Build a Compost Bin With Dalek

If you’ve seen the green or black Dalek-shaped compost bins, they are a great way to make compost in any size space and they are easy to find and particularly easy to build. Just situate them and secure the lid at the top and the access door at the front. There are alternatives to the Dalek shape, you will find them in a square shape too. 

How to Build a Compost Bin With a Collapsable Idea for Small Spaces 

Making compost doesn’t mean you need ample space. Try a collapsable bin if you have a balcony or patio and would like to make enough compost for your pots and containers. Easy to pop open, with a zip lid, fill with your compost and take from the bottom when it’s ready to be used. 

Ready-made Bins Are the Easiest Way to Build a Compost Bin 

Pallet bins are perhaps the trickiest to make, but in comparison, ready-made bins mean you won’t need to do half of the DIY work to put them together. There are options for wooden or pallet-made bins already measured to fit, which simply require assembling plastic bins that slot together easily. So you will need some DIY skills, but they will come with instructions and shouldn’t involve as much as building your own pallet bins. 

Using homemade compost is a great way to replenish your soil. For tools and other composting options, visit us in store and ask our friendly team for advice.