Question by  Mal (35)

How do I make a compost box?


Answer by  joeinphilly (388)

Depending on the volume of compost you desire you can use a trash can with a lid as the box. Important thing to remember is movement of the material while composting, container is somewhat secondary.


Answer by  geonebular (53)

The ideal compost box will have an open bottom with strong walls and possibly a removable covering. Depending on the area where you wish to build your compost box it can be open chicken wire and a few stakes or a wooden walled box with space between the slats for venting.


Answer by  Alisa (903)

You can make one made out of solid wood with a lid. Some people prefer one that is partly wire mesh. Some people just make a pile in the yard.


Answer by  harwoodkp (376)

Start with a two-bin box. Have removeable doors on the front and a lid for the top. Wire mesh should be on the sides and top to allow air flow.


Answer by  Hysong (71)

A simple compost box can be made from 2x4's and MDF. Choose your dimensions and build a bottomless box. You can choose to leave the top open or put a hinged lid on.

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