Today I constructed my first compost bin on the homestead. It was fast, simple and cheap (free). I highly recommend that anyone who can spare the space (16 square feet approx.) builds a basic beginner compost bin like this on their homestead. Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint by making use of many things that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Also, free fertilizer for your garden and plants. Who doesn’t like free, organic and chemical free fertilizer?
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This beginner compost bin was made by standing up 4 pallets to create a square and then using baling wire to secure them together. That’s it! I did add a couple old hinges to the front pallet, making it easier to access the compost pile for turning, but that is 100% optional. The important thing is you get started right away.