How to Make Compost

Choose from the many easy ways to make compost for increased garden productivity: low-cost homemade bins, piles sans bins, chicken power, pest-proof tumblers — even indoor worm bins!

How to Make Compost
Many households compost using multiple methods, and you should experiment to find the composting strategies that work best for you and your garden.
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Wire Hoop Compost Bins
Toss your leaves, yard debris and other compostables into large, easy-to-make wire hoop compost bins.
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Wooden Pallet Compost Bins
You can fashion a multi-bin composting setup out of repurposed materials, such as wooden shipping pallets.
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Free Compost Bin
Punch holes in the bottom of an old garbage can, and you've got yourself a free compost bin!
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Compost Tumbler
Keep critters out of your compost and make mixing simple by using an off-the-ground compost tumbler.
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Worm Compost Bins
Hardworking worms in a compact bin create compost quickly, and the setup is perfect if you have little space. 
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