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Best do it yourself self closing compost container compared to a pickle bucket

Best do it yourself compost bucket easy to make and affordable


Our first compost container was just an old 3 gallon pickle bucket salvaged from the dumpster at Hardies. (Thanks Ben)

I saw this small trash can and thought it would make a nice upgrade to our compost system if it only had a handle to make it easy to carry the scraps out to our chickens each morning.

This style of bucket can be found at Lowes for around 12 bucks and it only takes a few minutes to fabricate a rope handle.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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