Introduction: Pallet Compost Bin- Hill Helps Emptying

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most compost bins are on flat ground. our yard is hilly and we have a small (.25acre) yard. not much room. 

by cutting the sides at an angle to match the hill,  the compost bin is set into the hill, and level w the top of the hill.
it is anchored with metal stakes, and pieces of rebar driven into the ground. it is held together with coat hangers. 

you can roll a wheelbarrow up to the top / back side of it from the uphill side to fill it easily with yard waste.

 the lowest 2 boards in front come off so the oldest stuff at the bottom can be used in a small amount, or just dug out and thrown on top to turn or aerate it. to empty it, the whole front comes off, and it is easy to park a wheelbarrow edge just below it to load w compost.

sorry only 2 pics to show it, but i hope you dont need a step-by-step to build.  this just shows the overall design idea, as displayed by my very proud helper.


Corndog39 (author)2012-05-19

Looks good!

jessyratfink (author)2012-03-29

This is such a good idea. Simple but effective. :D

(And seriously, how cute is she?!)

Corndog39 (author)jessyratfink2012-03-30

Yeah, just right for the hill. and the plan is to have the ivy grow on the sides to help it blend into the yard. And yes she is not only a cutie but a good helper. How many 2 1/2 yr olds know the word "rebar" and the phrase "compost bin".?

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