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What you need:
  • 4 pallets
  • Chicken wire
  • Utility wire
  • Staple gun
  • Wire cutters
  • Bungee cords or rope
This compost bin was constructed using four old pallets and some chicken wire. If you are composting large amounts of material, you may want to make an additional bin for finished compost.
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Lay the pallets on the ground, butting them snugly against one another.
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Using a staple gun, secure one end of the chicken wire to the first pallet. This will hold the chicken wire in place as you unroll it.
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Unroll the chicken wire over all four pallets. Staple the chicken wire to the pallets. The more staples you use, the sturdier your contraption will be.
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Fold each of the outer pallets onto the inner pallets. This will make it easy for you to stand the pallets upright.
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Stand the pallets up on end. Unfold the pallets so they form a box
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The only corner not connected with chicken wire should be lashed together with rope or bungee cords. This way, when you need to remove compost from the bin, the rope removes easily to make a door. The corner that serves as the hinge of your door should be loosely connected with utility wire.
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The two corners opposite the door should be lashed together tightly with utility wire to finish the bin.