DIY Composter – Gardening Tips

Hello Homebodies!! This week I’ll show you how to make a compost bin out of a rubbermaid container.

Composting is something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time, but have you seen the price of some of those compost systems? Crazy expensive.

I came across this idea while perusing Pinterest, and decided to give it a try. I had a spare container in the storage room, so I drilled a pile of holes in it and started composting. And I gotta say, it works GREAT. I really don’t know why anyone would actually spend hundreds of dollars on a composting system when this one works so well.

I managed to fill my first one in 2 months. So, I purchased a second container while I let the first one ‘compost’ in the sun. The container cost me .00 at Home Depot…a fairly good investment I’d say.

So now I have two going, and by the end of summer, I’ll have two batches of compost to mix in with my flower beds for the winter.

Things I compost are:
Coffee grounds
Egg Shells
Fruit & Veggie Peels
Tea Bags
Fruits & Veggies that have gone or are going bad
Annuals that I’ve deadheaded from planters
Grass clippings
Yard clippings

If you try this, I’d love to hear how you like it and how it works for you. So simple, so expensive, yet it makes such a huge difference…I love projects like this. Happy Gardening!

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This video was funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

Land and Lakes is one of the largest commercial composting operations in the Midwest. Land and Lakes operates from several locations; the site profiled here is located at Romeoville, Illinois. Using both heavy machinery and manual labor to process and manage yard waste (branches, brush, leaves and grass clippings), each year, Land and Lakes processes hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of natural waste into a premium finished compost product. See their website at:
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