There are many ways to make a compost pile in your home, but if you want to keep it organized you can use these instructions for a DIY composting bin for home composting. It is easy to make and doesn’t take much space. It is a perfect size for any backyard garden where you want to do home composting to enrich your soil.
How to Build a DIY Composting Bin for Home Composting
Welded Hardware Cloth, Galvanized, 19 Gauge 1/2″ Mesh, 36″ by 10′;
Cost about $23
Two 1×4 boards each 6′ long
Cost about $7
Two 3″ Hook & Eye Gate Clasps
Costs about $3
Total cost of these materials in about $33
You will also need about 20 1-1/2″ wood screws to hold the wood pieces together.
Wear gloves and eye protection.
Cut the two 1×4’s into 3′ lengths.
Roll out the Welded Hardware Cloth (WHC) onto a flat surface.
Attach the 1×4’s to either end of the WHC like a sandwich with the WHC in the middle.
I like to staple the WHC to one 1×4 to hold it in place.
Insert 5 wood screws on each side of the 1×4 sandwich.
Repeat this step at the opposite end of the WHC.
Install the two hook & eye’s 7″ to 8″ from the top and bottom of the 1×4’s.