|Project by mjdinsmore||posted 09-08-2008 02:44 AM||2495 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
I needed a simple compost bin to handle a lot of my daily yard waste and kitchen scraps. I didn’t want to fill the trash with this sort of thing when it can be so beneficial to the perennial garden beds. Plus, its a simple way to be Earth friendly and do my part to help the planet.
I decided to scale it to my needs (can easily be made larger) and yard. The front part has an inner board which creates a channel for the whole front face to ride in to take on or off. The top I used some screen material left over from redoing my screen door. I wanted it to be open at the top so water can get in. I fitted the top so it’d be rather tight so raccoons and other wildlife didn’t try to get mart and try to break in (and make a mess). Leftover banana peels and rotten fruit can drawn some wildlife to that sort of thing like kids to an ice cream truck.
I hope you like the finished compost bin and it inspires you to make something similar!