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Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

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Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  Coelli on 6/16/2012, 5:07 pm

This was in the side yard when we moved in. Is this a compost bin? It opens on the top and front, and the back is mesh!



Here's the inside:



I can't imagine any other reason for the top-entry or mesh back. It seems impractical for storage.

If it's a compost bin... I assume you just throw everything in through the top and then access the compost through the front?

I'm a total noob but I'm hoping my hunch is right!

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Post  memart1 on 6/16/2012, 5:14 pm

Sorry, but it looks to me like a place to hide garbage cans or recyclable containers.

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Re: Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  Coelli on 6/16/2012, 5:15 pm

Aaaw man... I bet you're right Sad I was so excited!

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Re: Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  GWN on 6/16/2012, 9:05 pm

a compost bin can be whatever you want it to be.
It can be a large pile in the yard or a bucket.

Unless you have a burning need to hide your garbage cans, .... it IS a compost bin Very Happy

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Re: Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  Triciasgarden on 6/16/2012, 9:21 pm

Maybe you can make it into a compost bin by cutting holes in the sides or pulling off some of the boards and putting in narrower boards or some sort of mesh wire to hold the compost material in. The holes or slats or mesh wire would be to allow air into the pile. You could divide it up into sections where the first space is the beginning, the second is when you need to turn, then the last would be the final composting area for your compost to finish. I think that is the way it works.

I am so totally not very experienced in composting so someone else can give more advice. You can do a search on composting on this site also.

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Re: Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  malefacter on 6/16/2012, 9:50 pm

id divide it down the middle with chicken wire so you can turn it once a week with a pitch fork

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Re: Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  cheyannarach on 6/17/2012, 10:28 am

@GWN wrote:a compost bin can be whatever you want it to be.
It can be a large pile in the yard or a bucket.

Unless you have a burning need to hide your garbage cans, .... it IS a compost bin Very Happy

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Re: Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  GWN on 6/17/2012, 11:10 am

I really like the weathered look about it, very cool for anything really

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Re: Did I luck out? Is this a compost bin?

Post  gregrenee88 on 6/17/2012, 9:04 pm

@Coelli wrote:Aaaw man... I bet you're right Sad I was so excited!

Me too! I automatically thought, in a split second, can my husband build it and how much would it cost!
Renee lol!

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