Using a Garbage can as a Composter

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So you want to compost but cannot afford to buy a composter or cannot make one.  Re-purpose those nasty old plastic garbage bins.

I found this on frugal living and thought it was a good way to re-purpose and create compost which is good in so many ways.  One we are using something yucky (nasty old plastic garbage bins)  and two we have compost which uses up stuff that does not have to go into landfill.  Of course we also get some great compost for our gardens or house plants.  A WIN, WIN on many levels.

garbagecancompostbin.jpg - Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Forget about buying a composter. You can make your own compost bin from a garbage can in no time.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 30 minutes or less

Here’s How:

  1. Drill holes through the sides and bottom of a trash can to create ventilation.
  2. Place an even mix of brown and green materials inside the can…

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