I am a lazy person, so definitely my homemade@DIY compost bin also follow my “lazy style”. Well, is better than nothing right?
My compost bin was made from a normal black dustbin that we used to have in Malaysia.
Firstly, you need to make a few holes around the bin. Please refer picture for clearer view. Then you need to make a bigger opening at the bottom bin there. The size of the opening must be bigger than your hand, as you need to collect the finished compost through this opening. Super easy right? Make sure this piece of opening is function like a door hinge.
Okay, to get started just put in a layer of soil…Then you can start to dump in all your plant based kitchen waste, your garden waste like dry leaves and weeds, newspaper, egg shell…any plant based waste that is degradable.
You can feed the compost bin every day. Please do not underestimate the bin. You may need a few weeks to fill in the bin. The volume of the kitchen waste in the bin is being reduced into lower level very soon as the maggots etc…doing their work in the bin so quickly. Then you can add in more waste day by day.
Please ignore all those maggots in the bin. They are helping us. Just feed in your kitchen waste and close the bin and walk a way, ok ;-P .
With the help from this compost bin, it really reduces my frequency to throw rubbish out from the house significantly. I usually separate the rubbish in wet & dry form.
Alright, I DO NOT stir or turn over my compost. Just leave it for months and it will be done by its own. We are not in the hurry right? I do not mind to get my finished compost in a little longer time as I get an easier job (do not need to turn over).
When the bottom layer compost is ready, you can collect them through the opening. Once you are done, close back the opening, push down the upper layer unfinished compost/waste to the bottom, and now you have space to fill in more kitchen waste.
Oh ya, you do not need to worry about rat. The holes around the bin are too small for them. So it is quite safe.
I didn’t expect to write so long regarding this bin. Anyway, have fun.
Rest in Peace