DIY Milk Crate Composter

If you're into gardening, here's another compost bin idea to add to the ever-growing list.
If you’re into gardening, here’s another compost bin idea to add to the ever-growing list.

Serious gardeners often make their own compost. While it’s easy to buy compost from the store, there’s something satisfying about making your own. It’s inexpensive and you know which mixture works best on your plants.

You can stack up these milk crate composters for easy access!
You can stack up these milk crate composters for easy access!

There are a lot of DIY compost bins projects that you can easily use. For example, there are those made from wooden pallets, cinder blocks, bricks, cardboard box, and straw bales. To add to this list, you can also use milk crates for composting.

If you’re an avid gardener and you already have milk crates at home, this project is for you. It’s an inexpensive project that you’ll surely appreciate. Plus, it’s easy to make, too.  Gather up your tools and materials and start working!

Materials:

  • milk crates
  • mesh/screen
  • newspaper
  • weed barrier fabric
  • wood
  • old drawer handles
  • organic waste
  • varnish
  • old mosquito net (optional)

Tools:

  • scissors
  • hand drill
  • saw
  • rag
  • paint

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Watch this video to learn how to make a milk crate composter.

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