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What you need:
  • Medium gauge galvanized wire fencing
  • Wire cutters
  • 20-gauge utility wire
This compost bin was constructed using medium gauge galvanized wire fencing. It holds roughly 1 cubic yard of material, which is about the minimum volume needed for efficient composting.
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Unroll the fencing on the ground, and measure an 11' length. It may be necessary to weight down the fencing to keep it from rolling up again. Use heavy-duty wire cutters to cut the fencing to the proper size.
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Stand the fencing up on end, and overlap 3"-4" of the material. Tie the ends of the fencing together with 20-gauge utility wire to finish the bin.