Best Store bought compost barrel

Discussion in 'Composting' started by oleolson, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. oleolson

    oleolson Meat Mopper

    Just curious what is the best store bought compost barrel out there.  I'd like to start making my own compost for the garden.
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There's all kinds out there. I bought the double barrel one that Costco carries this time of year. So far I have no complaints. Don't know if its the best, but it seems to work. Assembly was a bit of a pain in the @$$
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Talk to your city or county Waste Management/Dept of Public Works. Many give compost cages for free. Some also maintain free or cheap wood chip piles for a Carbon source and or Finished Compost from leaves and grass clippings collected from residents. These can get you started. Takes a bit longer than Tumbling but if you have time to turn one or more times a week, gives a greater volume of finished compost...JJ
     
  4. I got a 65 gallon bin from Lowes and it's great. Had it for two years and no real complaints. Cost was $65.00. I recommend bins over the crank/turn style, but I also like to do things old~school.
     

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