Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Compost in the Round

A few years ago, I picked up a couple metal drums for free on Craigslist. They carried high quality olive oil from Italy to Spago in Beverly Hills. I thought I would turn them into rain barrels. Time went by and they sat behind the garage rusting in silence. These drums deserved more, and one day wandering around Instructables, I came across this design for a rolling drum composter.

Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects

After a few hours of cutting, drilling and screwing, I had a large composter that tucks into a quiet corner of the yard, slowly creating rich soil from our kitchen scraps and yard waste! Sweet!


Megan Taylor said...

so inspired by your compost project!

amelia said...

alex, I don't know what's more picking up this gigantic drum a few years ago with the idea of turning them into rain barrels or this eventual outcome. IN short, this is soooooooooooo RAD! great work.

Alice Strong said...

I love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

SASHA said...

this is great, much more interesting looking than my big plastic bin.