- Find a nice flat spot in your garden for your compost bin. The base should be bare soil. You may need to flatten an area using a spade/rake.
- Some pallets will be just the right size for your compost bin, but you may need to saw it to a smaller size. We recommend a minimum of 1 metre squared for your homemade compost bin. There is also the option of cutting one of the 4 pallets in half which will act as your gate, so it is easier to deposit compost without having to opening it.
- For the back and side pallets of your bin, put them where you'd like them one at a time and push a stake through the top gap and down into the soil below. You can bang them a little further into the ground using a sledgehammer. These stakes will hold each of the pallets in place.
- Secure the back and sides together tightly at the corners with strong wire.
- You're nearly there! You just need to place your fourth wall/gate. To keep it simple, we recommend using strong wire to tie just one side of your gate to one of the side pallets. This will then act as a gate. Or if you're feeling more confident you could add hinges instead.
- Optionally you can add a latch onto your fourth pallet (see picture below).
Keep your old carpet/blanket nearby, so that when you add compost you can lie it on top to keep it warm whilst also reducing the smell.