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The compost bins I put together were very easy to assemble and look pretty nice too. I found some metal no dig fence panels at Lowe's for a little over $20 per pair that worked perfectly. The panels hook together at the corners with two hinges. Each corner can be staked in with the stakes provided. When you connect four of these panels together you can make a box perfect for a decorative compost bin! I bought 4 sets of these panels to make two bins and put them in my vegetable garden near my greenhouse.
Another huge advantage to bins like these is the size. I have a lot of yard waste that accumulates on our 1.3 acre lot. Weeds, pruned materials, and in the fall I collect tons of leaves for the compost bin. These bins can hold about 27 cubic feet of organic matter each. 54 cubic feet of potential gardeners gold! All they need is water, oxygen, and time to break down into usable materials.
What can you compost? Vegetable matter from kitchen waste, eggshells, coffee grounds, leaves, weeds (avoid weeds with seed heads already formed), cardboard, newspaper, and virtually any organic material. It is always recommended to avoid putting meat and diary byproducts in compost bins. They may attract animals. You should also avoid composting any diseased plant material. Many plant diseases can survive in the soil from year to year and will do the same in compost.
For other compost bin options you could use chicken wire wrapped around posts, pallets, cedar fencing materials, or buy a ready made compost turner. There are many options! Do you compost? What kind of bin do you use?