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How to build a compost bin from reclaimed wood

The old bin

Photo: Vincent Standley

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The old bin

Our DIY reclaimed-wood project began at the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary at Allen's Pond in Massachusetts. The existing compost bin was conspicuously ill-suited for their needs, not to mention being overgrown with grass and weeds. What should it be replaced with? We settled on a flexible design capable of producing high-quality compost, which can be used as the basis for any backyard composter.

This article was reprinted with permission from SimpleSteps.org.