Here's a neat pallet compost bin we made in an hour. My pallet projects obsession continues, lately I've been looking way too much at pallets sitting on a sidewalk and thinking what can I make out of those?
Charlie Pup and I went out to dump kitchen compost in our pallet compost bin. She sat for a photo you can see at the end of this post. I wanted to follow up on how our compost bin has been doing.
So far so good is the verdict. While the wood has weathered well, we haven't filled it up completely, as this bin is mainly for food compost. I do drop stuff from the vegetable garden as well.
I have found that I can build one of these pallet compost bins without the metal brackets. With some care and long wood screws, you can align the pallets at the corners. Then you can sink in some screws between them to join it together. But if you have some spare brackets of some sort, by all means use them. Use what you got!
Keep an eye out for old pieces of pipe or metal fencing, because you can use these to drive down in between the pallet sides to keep anchor the bin. Two of these pipes seems to work well for me. I built one of these up at my friend's cabin to keep the Labradors from feasting on his food scraps. The bear has not torn through his compost bin yet it has kept the dogs out.
Build The Bin with photos and video
Here is the original pallet compost bin video with some other information if you want to check it out, below are photos of how to build the pallet compost bin.