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You can make or build a rudimentary compost bin from cheap or free materials. No carpentry skills are required.

Every organic gardener must use compost in the garden to achieve healthy plants resistant to disease and pests. Gardeners new to organic gardening may buy bagged compost in their inaugural garden season, only to realize very quickly that the appetite for compost often exceeds the garden allowance for soil amendment.

Although there are many fine commercial compost bins on the market, these bins hold a limited quantity of compost. You may wish to use multiple compost bins: one or two small models to receive scraps close to the kitchen or garden area, and a large bin to hold the seasonal bounty that autumn leaf drop provides. You can build or make this larger bin from materials that might otherwise end up in the landfill.

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