Wulf's Webden

The Webden on WordPress

My Favourite Photograph, June 2010

Compost bin, constructed out of pallets

Compost Bin

I have not been doing so well with keeping up on my favourite photo meme this year. It is already the start of October and this one, from June, is the next in the sequence.

It was hard to pick an image from June as Jane and I were in the throes of moving house and most of my camera time was taking shots for the sake of information rather than art. I don’t think this is a brilliant photograph but it does have a certain significance. It was the first thing we did in starting to make the gardens of the new place our own, a compost bin handbuilt from some old pallets.

4 Comments

  1. How do you ensure that your new compost bin doesn’t rot?
    I’m currently using old car tyres but I’m running out of storage, though this will change when our piggies arrive

    • It will eventually decay and become part of the compost but that is not a huge problem. Pallets are pretty tough old things and should last for years. I’ve not built something like this before so, to some extent, it is a case of waiting to see but they are commonly recommended for the purpose.

      I think tyres would be great at the job although they will take more room to arrange. Any photos of your set up?

  2. How do you ensure that your new compost bin doesn’t rot?
    I’m currently using old car tyres but I’m running out of storage, though this will change when our piggies arrive

    • It will eventually decay and become part of the compost but that is not a huge problem. Pallets are pretty tough old things and should last for years. I’ve not built something like this before so, to some extent, it is a case of waiting to see but they are commonly recommended for the purpose.

      I think tyres would be great at the job although they will take more room to arrange. Any photos of your set up?