CompostingCompost Garden Tumbler Bin Project

Compost Garden Tumbler Bin Project

This step by step tutorial of how to build a compost garden tumbler bin project that is a great tool for your homestead.  It breaks down organic matter such as yard waste and non meat kitchen scraps.

Compost is one of the best fertilizers you can have for your lawn and gardens. It is made from fruit and vegetable scraps as well as other materials such as the very leaves and grass clippings in our lawns.

Compost Garden Tumbler Bin Project

When you do not have a handy compost bin or a pile where you allow your compost to decompose naturally – you are missing out on a fabulous fertilizer.

You can make it yourself with very few materials and effort on your part to make. In fact, all you need is six different materials and you are ready to make your own tumbler . You can get everything you need from your local hardware store as you consider this small shopping list: a barrel, a board (36in x 18in), four non-pivoting wheels, some hinges, some pin locks, and some wood screws. That’s all you need to make the best compost tumbler for your fertilizer needs.

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Composting can divert as much as 30% of household waste away from the garbage can.

Materials needed for project:

1 Barrel
1 36in x 18in Board
4 NON Pivoting Wheels
2 Hinges for the hatch door
2 Pin Locks
Wood Screws

Not all homesteaders are so lucky to live in the country (rural) but each person does what they can you the little amount of land they are blessed to live upon. You may not be able to have an open compost pile due to the area where you live or goes against an agreement you have signed with a landlord. Whatever your reason, there is not anything to stop you from getting some sort of tumbler to house your compost and create the best fertilizer for your lawn and garden for seasons to come.

If you have gone shopping in a garden center lately, you may have come to the conclusion that they are too expensive when it is so easy to make for far less.

Click here to read about how to build a compost garden tumbler bin project


Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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