Double Compost Bins

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Composting is one one of the greenest things you can do. Not only are you diverting garbage from the landfill but you are creating amazing soil. Since the composting process dose take time this double compost bin allows multiple batches. The lid makes for easy disposal and the doors for easy removal of the compost when it’s ready for use.

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Materials

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Dimensions

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How to build a Two Compartment Compost Bin

If you decide to take on this project I highly recommend you download the printable PDF below to have with you during the build. To do so just head on over to the full plans on buildsomthing.com.

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I started by assembling the frame using 2-1/2″ Kreg HD screws. You’ll notice that this may look a little different from the plans. I decided after I was done that the door needed to framed in to prevent sagging. That is why the 2x4s above and below the door are missing.

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Now I assembled the lid with the Kreg HD screws as well.

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Now the doors get assembled. Take note of what side the pocket holes get drilled on the diagonal board since it is not reversible.

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Now to add the poultry wire. This is a real pain having to nail in the 3/4″ poultry nails with a hammer. I can’t tell you how many time I hit may thumb. If anyone knows of a better way to attach this wire please let me know.

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Finally, the lid and doors get attached with hinges and latches installed.

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If you’d like more info on composting be sure to check out what the EPA has to say about it. Cheers!

Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • Gina (Lady Goats)

    Poultry staples are. the. worst. I just pursued a ton of chicken sites and saw that a lot of people screw it into place using washers to keep it secure. Wish I’d have read that a week ago!

    This looks so great! I just decided to work on my outdoor garden area and was trying to find a good compost bin plan. This may be too wide for my space, but it’s so nice looking, I may just have to make it work..!

    • Yes poultry staples are the worst! ha You could always make a single composite bin to fit your space.

  • Jana V

    I love this plan! It is on my list of things to make. Right now I just have chicken wire stretched around steel fence posts and held on with zip ties for my compost bins! I made removable fences for my raised beds and used a narrow crown stapler to attach chicken wire to them. It was fast & easy.

    • Well that works too! These composite bins might take a bit longer, but they will be worth it in the end!

  • Matt H

    Going to start this project next week. I am going to use all cedar. What are your thoughts on throwing a couple coats of polycrylic on it? Just looking to not have the base rot out on me in 4-5 years.

  • David Derman

    Any issues with the pieces under the doors being in contact with the ground? Rotting?