How to Make a Compost Bin the Easy Way from Pallets (feat Jack Monroe), by Huw Richards

Jeremie LitzlerAbout 1 minGardeningHuw RichardsCompost

It’s easy to make your own. Start hunting for the pallets and you will be done in no time!

Thanks to Huw Richards for sharing his wisdom and knowledge! I wrote the following notes watching the video published on Huw Richards’s channel.

You can watch it using this YouTube linkopen in new window.

What do you need

Huw showcased a build with ready-to-use wood.

I will describe you a method with pallets

The material lists:

  • 4 pallets
  • A few stainless steel screws or a sturdy wire of about 4 m.

The tools:

  • A handsaw or an electrical saw
  • An electric screwdriver

How to build the version with screws

  1. Remove the side feet of 2 pallets
  2. Screw the modified pallets to the unmodified pallets using the 3 wood blocks.
  3. Done!

More details...

I will add the pictures when I build it this way. The idea just came when I watched Huw’s vlog.

How to build the version with the wire

  1. Remove the side feet of 2 pallets.
  2. Cut 8 pieces of 50 cm of wire.
  3. Tie the wire around the top and bottom of each corner in the same way as the screwing method.
  4. Done!

More details...

I will add the pictures when I build it this way. The idea just came when I watched Huw’s vlog.

Comments from Huw in this vlog

I found the following interesting:

  • With Huw’s build or mine, you don’t need to dig the corners in the ground. The bin simply rests on it.

  • Just like Huw, I prefer screws rather than nails.

    • If you do use screws, maybe, I will go a bit further, use stainless steel screws, so that, if you take the bin apart, they won’t break on you from rusting.
  • Setup a tool share with your neighborhood

    • List the tools each person has
    • Share the tools when needed.

More about composting

Checkout the compost tag to read more about the topic.