Building A Compost Bin


Building A Compost Bin

Organic materials need composting for producing a form of useful end product called compost. Although composting might happen naturally but humans intervention will make the overall process quick. There are naturally five methods for composting a material which are heaps, turning units, soil incorporation, worm compositing and holding units. The contents that are placed in the container may differ from organic materials like leaves to disposables like food waste. In fact, the basic rule is to cut the materials into small pieces and also prevent the smell from filling the home by addition of ammonia to the compound. It is important to select a compositing method so that you an appropriate compost container can be built. It is easy to build such container.

Following are some basic and simple steps for building a compost bin. Different materials can be used for building the bin. The popular choices among builders are wire mesh, wood, concrete block or a combination of more than two materials. Most suitable items to compost large amounts of garden, kitchen and yard wastes are wire and wood three bin turning unit. This is a strong structure that will last for a long time, although the building cost may be lightly high as compared to others. The basic materials and tools needed for this task are hardware cloth, lumber, bolts and nuts, galvanized nails, hand saw, hammer, drill and tape measure.

First, frames have to be built using 2×4 lumber by creating a 36 inch by 35 inch ‘square’. The pieces of hardware cloth have to be stretched across each frame. It has to be ensured that the corners of the cloth are tightly stapled to the frame. The wood frames and wires will function as dividers. Next, two dividers have to be set by approximately 9 feet apart and parallel to each other. Then, a 9 foot piece has to be cut from the lumber and two treated boards have to be positioned on top of the dividers. The 9 foot boards have to be marked on the center of inside divider. Then, a half inch hole has to be drilled at approximately one inch from the edge. Now the boards can be secured without tightening with bolts. The step has to be repeating by attaching board to the back of top part. A hardware cloth is to be attached to the back of the bin. Then, a one inch vertical slot is to be created on the inside of each divider by nailing a 34 inch strip to the inside of the divider. It has to be ensured that they are one inch away from the front boards. Horizontal slats can be now inserted into the vertical slots which are in between the dividers. Lastly, all untreated wood are to be stained for keeping it long lasting.

These were detailed steps to build a compost bin, it is fairly easy to build one for recycling waste and producing compost.

You might want to learn how to build a compost bin and also how to build a fire escape


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