Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Homemade Compost Box

Since today is Earth Day I thought I would share with you our way of composting. My husband and I started composting our food scraps a couple months ago.

Just recently by request, we acquired some pallets from a friend of ours so that we could make a compost bin. It is very simple, but I think it will work out perfectly for our needs. We made 2 sides. We used 7 pallets and my hubby just nailed the sides, back and middle together. For the front we are using bungee cords to hold the pallets in place that way we can just open them up as needed to toss it from one side to the other. We dump all of our food scraps into an old coffee can that sits on our counter. Each night I have one of the boys go out and dump the can into one side of the box.

Prior to this we would just throw our scraps into a pile in the woods and cover them with leaves. This process also works. I just like having an official location to through everything. And it will all stay in one place.

To learn more about composting, you can read another article I wrote here.

This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday at We are That Family.


  1. We just began our first compost bin- with a very similar design! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea.......we are moving our compost pile this weekend and I am gonna see if we can grab some free pallets too.

  3. Hubby and I are getting ready to something along these sorts using some old fencing... thanks for the reminder :)

  4. very cool and so crafty of an idea.

  5. I have to say, those pallets are fancy. :-)

  6. great idea for reusing the pallets!

    Great Blog. Keep up the good work!