Image showing discarded vegetables and fruit in a compost bin.

How to make your own compost bin

Make your own compost, it’s really not that difficult.

First you need something to make your compost in. The main purpose of a container is to hold the compost in a shape that’s conducive to microbial growth and make it easier to turn the contents.

You can buy plastic compost bins from hardware stores and nurseries, but they’re quite expensive. It’s not that hard to build your own one.

There are different kinds of bins – usually made from wood or wire mesh. I based my compost heap on the New Zealand box. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide to building this three-bay compost bin from the UK’s Quickcrop. Or watch the video below.






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