The Unwaste Station: A Cool DIY Compost Bin

The Unwaste Station: A Cool DIY Compost Bin

Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 28, 2011

If you're lucky enough to have a little outdoor space to compost then you might consider taking a look at this handmade 3-compartment bin. It was created by Michael Wood and Robyn Oxley and there are a few things that make this bin extra special. Take a look!

The entire unit is 3'x9' and has removeable slats up front for easy access to compost rotation and removal. Michael (who is better known as Tiny Meat) and Robyn obtained plans for this bad boy from Seattle Tilth. The plans aren't listed in their webstore, but there are a few places online to find such things or you could try giving them a call. (That's the thing we did before text messaging existed.)

They're trying to make the most out of the land they have. You can even see a tub of new pea shoots in the foreground. If you take a closer look you can even check out the hand-lettering on the lip of the container, "A Rind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste."

Gardening isn't always about having the right tools, it's about doing what you can in the space you have. Virtual high five from all of us here at Re-Nest. Hopefully it will serve as inspiration for you and your space, no matter how much of it you happen to have!

Thanks Michael and Robyn!

Image: Tiny Meat with permission

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