BUILD A COMPOST BIN FOR FREE

You can make a strong, functional bin using a few pallet planks and four pieces of reclaimed wood, such as old fence posts. Wherever you live (rural or urban), these materials are easy to source and often given away for free.

HOW TO BUILD

There are a variety of places to source pallets for free. You’ll need two to three pallets to make a 3ft (1m) tall bin like this one. Try to source them well ahead of time so that you can leave them out in heavy rain for a few hours. This will soak the wood and make them easier to dismantle. I used screws I had lying around to build this bin. If you can’t find any, you could use the reclaimed nails from breaking down your pallet instead ...

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