23 Ingenious DIY Compost Bin Ideas

23 DIY Compost Bin IdeasWanna see some really cool DIY compost bin ideas?

We picked out 23 of our favorite compost bin ideas for you to try out. We have everything from building a compost bin from pallets, building a DIY compost tumbler, to building a garbage can compost bin.

There are some really, really cool ideas on this page but…

First things first…

You have to make sure you really understand how composting works. Watch this video, it contradicts the common composting practices. Take a look:

 

Did you watch that video? Okay, good… Lets get to the good stuff!

Here are 23 Ingenious DIY Compost Bin Ideas:

1. Build a Compost Bin from Pallets

How to Build a Compost Bin from Pallets

How to Build a Compost Bin from Pallets

This could very well be the most inexpensive compost bin you could ever build yourself. If you don’t know someone who has a few extra pallets laying around, try looking on Craigslist or check with a local grocery store.

Here are the full instructions on how to build a compost bin from pallets.

2. DIY Compost Tumbler

DIY Compost Tumbler

DIY Compost Tumbler

Here are the step-by-step instructions for this really cool, and inexpensive, DIY Compost Tumbler.

3. Simple, Cheap Storage Container Compost Bin

Storage Container Compost Bin

Storage Container Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions for this Simple, Cheap Storage Container Compost Bin.

4. Garbage Can Compost Bin

Garbage Can Compost Bin

Garbage Can Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step instructions for the Garbage Can Compost Bin.

5. The Ultimate 3-Bin Compost Bin

3-Bin Compost Bin

3-Bin Compost Bin

Here are the plans for this really well built 3-Bin Compost Bin.

6. Vertically Stacked Milkcrate Composter

Vertically Stacked Milkcrate Composter

Vertically Stacked Milkcrate Composter

Here are the full instructions to build this Vertically Stacked Milkcrate Composter.

7. Odor-Free Indoor Compost Bin

Odor-Free Indoor Compost Bin

Odor-Free Indoor Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step plans for this Odor-Free Indoor Compost Bin.

8. Weave Your Own Compost Bin

Weave Your Own Compost Bin

Weave Your Own Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to Weave Your Own Compost Bin.

9. Wire Fence Compost Bin

Wire Fence Compost Bin

Wire Fence Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to build this Wire Fence Compost Bin.

10. Angled Compost Bin to Keep Critters Out

Angled Compost Bin

Angled Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions on how to build this Angled Compost Bin.

11. Shower Door Compost Bin

Shower Door Compost Bin

Shower Door Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step plans on how to build this Shower Door Compost Bin.

12. Two-Bin Compost Bin

2-Bin Compost Bin

2-Bin Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step instructions for the 2-Bin Compost Bin.

13. Wine Barrel Compost Bins

Wine Barrel Compost Bins

Wine Barrel Compost Bins

Here are the full instructions on how to make these Wine Barrel Compost Bins.

14. Drum-Style Compost Bin

Drum-Style Compost Bin

Drum-Style Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions for the Drum-Style Compost Bin.

15. Cedar Lattice Compost Bin

Cedar Lattice Compost Bin

Cedar Lattice Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to build this Cedar Lattice Compost Bin.

16. Straw Bale Compost Bin

Straw Bale Compost Bin

Straw Bale Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions on how to build a Straw Bale Compost Bin.

17. Landscape Timber Compost Bin

Landscape Timber Compost Bin

Landscape Timber Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions for the Landscape Timber Compost Bin.

18. Wheelbarrow Compost Tumbler

Wheelbarrow Compost Tumbler

Wheelbarrow Compost Tumbler

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to build this Wheelbarrow Compost Tumbler.

19. Easy Construction Square Compost Bin

Easy Construction Square Compost Bin

Easy Construction Square Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions for this Easy Construction Square Compost Bin.

20. Neatly Contained Compost Bin

Neatly Contained Compost Bin

Neatly Contained Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step plans for this Neatly Contained Compost Bin.

21. X Marks the Spot Compost Bin

X Marks the Spot Compost Bin

X Marks the Spot Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions on how to build the X Marks the Spot Compost Bin.

22. Cinder Block Compost Bin

Cinder Block Compost Bin

Cinder Block Compost Bin

Here are the step-by-step instructions for the Cinder Block Compost Bin.

23. Kitchen Counter Compost Bin

Kitchen Counter Compost Bin

Kitchen Counter Compost Bin

Here are the full instructions on how to make a Kitchen Counter Compost Bin.

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