Asked on Jun 18, 2016

I no longer want my compost bin but don't know what to do with it.

by Louise
I've posted it on various sites to see if an avid gardener might want it but so far, no one does. I haven't taken good care of it. I used to turn it a bit but haven't in AGES but I'd bet the container is at least half full of good compost. I just want it gone. If anyone in the Atlanta area sees this and wants it, it's yours.
q i no longer want my compost bin but don t know what to do with it , composting, go green
  18 answers
  • Connie Mar Connie Mar on Jun 18, 2016
    Every large city has a Freecycle website ... look up Atlanta freecycle and select the right one based on where you live. It's free, you just have to register and then you can post things for people to take, or for things that you need.

  • Louise Louise on Jun 18, 2016
    I tried that already. :-(

  • Pat Ruge Pat Ruge on Jun 18, 2016
    This container, after you give it a good bath, using a little beach to disinfect, would be an excellent container for growing potatoes. If interested I suggest you start here: there are plenty variations out there. This little container could easily produce 20 pounds of potatoes.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jun 18, 2016
    If no other solution pops up, put it out on trash day with a note on it if you want them to take the container. I've done that in the past.

  • Wayne Wayne on Jun 18, 2016
    Empty it, clean it up and sit it by your sidewalk or in your driveway next to the street with a sign that says free and it will be gone before you know it.

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    • Wayne Wayne on Jun 19, 2016
      Once I had a bunch of stuff on my deck that someone gave me. It wasn't junk, but I had no use for it. I put it in boxes with a sign that said "Free" I sat it by the curb and by the next day every bit of it was gone.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Jun 19, 2016
    call the County Extension for your area and ask if any master gardeners might be interested in it

  • Kristin Kristin on Jun 19, 2016
    we took ours to a local stray cat fundraising thrift store. It was sold before they got it in the door. Also Craigslist is wonderful

  • Hil2644732 Hil2644732 on Jun 19, 2016
    Washed and paint it Wil be useful in your laundry

  • Gramcracker Gramcracker on Jun 19, 2016
    If nothing else works for you, you can always call your local city hall or administration office and they will help you find a place for it.

  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jun 19, 2016
    I would clean it up and put it in the corner of your garage to put scrap wood into or sports equipment or even long handled garden tools. Who has to say it needs to be used just for composting? Maybe you will change your mind later?

  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jun 19, 2016
    Drive by some local neighborhood community gardens (Schools have them too) and see if they want it.

  • Louise Louise on Jun 19, 2016
    I guess my question wasn't specific enough. I know how to find a new home for a plastic bin but it's the CONTENTS I don't want and have no idea what to do with them since there's still a lot of uncomposted food in the bin.

  • Chris Chris on Jun 19, 2016
    Dump out the compost and let it sit in a corner of your yard for the summer to compost properly. The composter you have kappears to contain compacted waste. This doesn't allow for air circulation, so it isn't composting effectively.

  • Constance G Constance G on Jun 19, 2016
    Agrees with Chris, then do as Snapoutofit suggested.

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jun 19, 2016
    Offer the compost to any allotment gardeners, community gardens or school I'm certain any of these gardens would welcome it, good luck.

  • S.e. Woodard S.e. Woodard on Jun 19, 2016
    A couple of extra large leaf bags inside would turn it into a great water barrel or a paper recycling container.

  • Anna Anna on Jun 20, 2016
    Have you tried FreeCycle? Just post that you're offering half-finished compost. Somebody will answer. Go to It's self explanatory.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 03, 2021

    Hi Louise,

    Use it as a Wormery?