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DIY Easy Pallet Compost Bin
A compost bin is a great way to create super nutrient rich soil for your garden and homestead while at the same time keeping waste material out of landfills. If you are gung-ho about recycling and being green, you can make your own DIY pallet compost bin by repurposing inexpensive shipping pallets.
Pallets are made from all different types of wood. For a compost bin, it’s preferable to find those that are rot resistant, such as oak or cedar. Pine, although easy to find, does not stand up to the elements as long. For strength and durability, you can’t beat hardwood.
Most importantly, choose pallets that have not been chemically treated. The most common treatment methods for pests and pathogens are either heat-treating (marked on the pallet with “HT”) or fumigation, using Methyl Bromide (marked “MB”). You will want to choose pallets labeled with “HT”.
See how to make you own DIY compost bin below: