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Post  sanderson on 1/6/2016, 2:36 am

I snagged this of the Foundation's FB
http://diytotry.com/diy-compost-bins/

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Post  Zmoore on 1/6/2016, 8:04 am

I like.
Thanks for the info.
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Post  trolleydriver on 1/6/2016, 10:55 am

One of my compost bins is ultra simple. It's just a few stakes pushed into the ground with some left-over plastic hardware cloth tie-wrapped to the stakes to make a circle. It's about three feet high and three feet across. One portion can be opened to gain access for turning the pile. The whole thing has the remains of small blow-up swimming pool on top to protect the contents from the rain. It's only been in place for a few months so it will be interesting to see how long it will last. But the cost was right ... zero dollars for the re-purposed stuff.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/6/2016, 6:39 pm

Interesting ideas! My pile...is....well, a pile.
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Post  littlesapphire on 1/7/2016, 8:21 pm

Cool ideas, Sanderson!  I LOVE the wine barrel idea.  Looks like they're mounted so you can turn them.  Awesome.  The cardboard box idea is pretty clever too.  I wonder if the little ones would really work well(the milk crates and the plastic tote). 

My very first compost bin was a garbage can.  I had plans to roll it around the yard to mix up the contents, but believe it or not that gets pretty hard when it's heavy.  Now I have a simple hardware cloth circle with wood nailed on the ends and attached with hook and eye closures.
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