A very common question: What are the best compost containers? I am referring to bins here. My answer as a worm farmer is always " A Worm bin". But the idea of using worms, does not appeal to everyone, even though I think it should! This article will discuss many bin options.
Of course I start with
, it would be neglegent of me not too. You can make a bin out of an 18 gallon tote, a 5 gallon bucket, an old fridge or whatever. Small or large, you decide. 2 pounds of worms will digest the scraps of a family of 2-3, odor free. Browse this site for lots of info on vermicomposting.
Pallet bins: many people make bins out of old pallets. Go on Craigslist or your local Freecycle group, people are constantly giving them away. All you need is a bin with 3 sides and a front to load your compost. This "framing" will help to maintain moisture and keep critters out.here is a video on one:
Barrel Bins/ Tumblers: you can buy them ready made or you can make one yourself. Again visit craigslist to find a food grade barrel if you are going to make one yourself, do not use one that had pesticides, chemicals or petroleum in it, YUCK. These tumblers are said to make compost in half the time of a pile.Here is a video on how to make a tumbler:
Retail bins: your local hardware store or gardening center is likely to carry ready-made composters. They run anywhere from $15 to $300 depending on the size/variety. In the spirit of reducing consumer waste, I far prefer a homemade (repurposed) version over retail.
The choice is yours, I would love for you to post your photos of your composters here, so it may help give others ideas.
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