Friday, February 24, 2006

The old compost bin is no more! Our council is offering up to three plastic ones per family. Are they any good or would I be better off making another wooden one? Posted by Picasa


Anonymous Jean said...

What a generous council you have!!!
I have various compost bins including plastic ones-I suppose it depends on just how much space you have and how much compostable waste you have.

Saturday, 25 February, 2006  
Blogger WiZeR said...

I have 2 of the plastic 'dalek' bins. When I put them on my plot, they blew away! Still thinking of a way to stake them into the ground, tent pegs seem feasable. I don't think you can pass up an offer of free bins, but I think wooden ones look and function a bit better.

Saturday, 25 February, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...

Thank you both for your comments - I'll bear them in mind. I really gravitate toward a wooden bin but as you say - they are free and it is very tempting.

Saturday, 25 February, 2006  
Anonymous HB said...

Hi Mike,

In a recent Kitchen Garden mag (Dec 05, I think - maybe Jan 06) they did a test of loads of bins and the plastic ones our council offer came out well (Blackwall 330ltr). The only minor issues thay had were that any smaller (200ltr, etc.) didn't work as well and that the little access door at the bottom was next to useless - best just to lift the whole bin off the compost when done. I'd say go for it.

Wednesday, 01 March, 2006  
Blogger Mike said...


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