16 (Surprising) DIY Compost Bins To Make

Last Updated: June 14, 2022
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DIY compost bins are easy to make for your homestead, so it should be the last thing you have to worry about. Check out these DIY compost bins ideas and choose one you prefer.

Begin composting today with these ingenious DIY compost bins from simple to slightly complex!

Your Guide for DIY Compost Bins

#1 Compost Bin

The Classic One

Garbage Can Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your Homestead

If you want DIY compost bins you can have fun spinning around and roll to mix, then this garbage can compost bin is perfect for you.

Gather your supplies:

  • Garbage can with lid,
  • drill,
  • 2 bungee cords,
  • and of course someone to share the fun when making this compost (your kids or hubby).
  • Simply create holes around your trash can and lid.
  • Attach the bungee cord to secure the lid and your bin is ready to use!

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#2 Compost Bin

The Easiest One

Easy Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your HomesteadThis easy compost bin will make your life easier and happier. It’s made out of milk crates, weed blocker, paper bags, and a hot glue gun.With a little portion of your time, you’ll change your life for the better.

#3 Compost Bin

The Cheapest One (Under $5)

Want to start vermicomposting but space is an issue?

This simple compost bin will work even in the tiniest place. The great news is the bin is under $5–all the more reason for you to get started with vermicomposting in your own space.

#4 Compost Bin

The Most Durable One

Concrete Blocks Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your Homestead

This concrete blocks compost bin is uniquely created using concrete blocks. Depending on your needs you can easily make the necessary adjustment for changing seasons, added ventilation, or pest control.

#5 Compost Bin

The Wooden One

Compost Bin From Wood | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your HomesteadTo build this lumber compost bin, look for wooden lumber planks and cut it to your preferred height and width. Once done creating the base, the upper and side panel, use screws or glue to assemble all pieces. Don’t forget to create a removable lid so that it is easier for you to work with your compost.

#6 Compost Bin

The Plastic One

Plastic Tub Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your HomesteadYou can make simple DIY compost bins using large plastic containers with a tight lid.You can use what you already have or get a new one.

  • Use a drilling machine to punch 6-8 holes so the compost will have enough air when kept inside.
  • After making your bin, you need some bedding for your plastic bin.

Your amazing worm compost bin is good for business!

#7 Compost Bin

The Efficient One

Efficient Wooden Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your Homestead

Create the end panels – use screws to join the wooden slats together. Make sure to leave enough space for removable planks. Create the center panel just as you adjust the end panels.

Make sure that all the wooden panel are aligned in a row.

#8 Compost Bin

The Perfect One

Who does not want a compost bin that is simple to make, easy to use, yet very much effective in producing compost? If that’s what you’re looking for in a bin, you’d better take a look at this perfect compost bin and build one for your garden.

#9 Compost Bin

The Trailer Park One

Used Tire Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your HomesteadUtilizing old tires as a compost bin is an ingenious way of recycling and providing continuous assistance to Mother Nature!I know there are lots of used tires lying around junkyards, so what are you waiting for? Collect a few and stack together 4 or more tires to create a simple compost bin.

#10 Compost Bin

The Ultimate One

Ultimate Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your HomesteadIt’s hard to tell through these pictures just how tough and stable this ultimate compost bin is but this is ready for tons of composting for many years to come.

#11 Compost Bin

The Wine Lover One

Wine Barrel Compost Station | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your Homestead

If you can get a wine barrel without breaking the bank, then perfect for you and for your garden. There are plenty of ways you can make use of wine barrels in the garden. As a matter of fact, wine barrels can be very stylish in the garden most especially the real ones.

Wine barrels can be best for indoor composting or at least under a roof to make it last longer.

#12 Compost Bin

The Lumberjack One

Log Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your Homestead

The idea of this DIY log compost bin is basically the same with the game stack sticks. Simply stack unused logs in your garden over the other, secure it, and your DIY composter is ready in no time.

This is perfect for piling up weeds and fallen leaves that you plan to use for winter composting.

#13 Compost Bin

The Farmer One

Straw Bales Compost Bin | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your Homestead

If straw bales are readily available in your homestead, then straw bales composting is a must-try. The bales are also organic which will also decompose, so this is just a temporary solution.

#14 Compost Bin

The Super-Sized One

If you compost a lot, I’m sure you would love to have a bin that has a traditional look of a farmstead silo. Build your silo to have a super-sized compost bin.

#15 Compost Bin

The Kitchen Counter One

kitchen compost bin is basically used to store scraps until it’s ready to be moved to an outdoor compost bin. You can purchase this type of bins for $10 or you can simply DIY it with items already in your house.

#16 Compost Bin

The Lazy One

Open Compost Pile | 45 DIY Compost Bins To Make For Your Homestead

Composting does not really require any building. You can actually create an open compost pile anywhere in your yard or dig a pit to keep your compost out of sight.

Which of these DIY compost bins will you make? Let us know in the comments section below.

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