The Ultimate Compost Bin

How to make and use your own ultra-efficient composting system.

By Beth Huxta


How to make the ultimate composting systemPutting it all together

Step 6.

Staple wire netting to insides of each bin.

Step 7.

Replace removable planks and you’re done!


How to work the three-bin system:

Fill bin #1, then turn the contents from the full to the empty bin (#2) every few days (the more often, the faster the decomposition). Begin filling the other empty bin (#3) with fresh materials. When bin #3 is full, bin #2 is “finished,” and you have an empty bin (#1) to start the process over.

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Photos: Thomas MacDonald