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DIY Trash Can Compost Bin

Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that goes into trash fills each day and it makes the highest quality of soil in which you can use to nourish your growing garden (no matter how big or small!). I put off starting a compost bin for 2 years because I thought it would be difficult and expensive.
Lo and behold, this DIY trash can compost bin is the total opposite! Using tools you most likely already have on hand, this DIY project takes 10 minutes... flat. Read on the link to see the complete tutorial and my secret to creating compost, fast. --> http://www.healthyrootshappysoul.com/diy-trash-can-compost-bin
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
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  • Libby Yuewhoo

    I have 2 large composters on the go, all thetime, but I like the idea of a round sealable garbage can that you canroll around. It would certainly speed upthe process.

  • Anthea Wood Close
    Anthea Wood Close Bradenton, FL

    this is such a great idea. Thank you.

  • Diane Howard
    Diane Howard Cordova, AL

    Thank you! I've told my husband this for a decade and since our garbage service changed and uses their own cans he through ours out. I was furious. I have a tin one from my Mom who passed away 3 years ago but I'm going to buy a new plastic one.

  • Healthy Roots, Happy Soul

    @dianehoward I hope this works for you!

  • Sherman0097
    Sherman0097 Woonsocket, RI

    does anyone know if cow manure speeds up e composting time?

    • Ellen
      Ellen Southington, CT

      It adds good bacteria to the compost, as long as you don't overdo it.
      You could add some earthworms. Keep it damp, but not wet, and keep it aerated (turned over) to keep your 'good bacteria' healthy. This way, the compost will keep breaking down.