This project is actually so easy you can do it in just minuets, but that is no fun! And I did not want a big ugly trash can sitting in my yard so I decided that before we started composting we needed to paint our trash can and make it pretty.
While we were painting my daughter told me "This was the best idea ever Mommy!" Man I love that kid!!
So this is how to make your own compost bin.
Trash can with secure lid
Paint (you can omit but what is the fun in that?)
Start by painting your trash can, we choose a nice Spring seen with flowers.
After the paint is dry drill about 10 holes in your bin. I also put holes on the bottom for drainage but you don't have to.
Find a good shaded place for your bin. It can get some sun but you don't want it to get too much, it will dry out your compost.
It is also a good idea to stir up your compost every few days, you can do this by rolling your bin around or using a big stick to stir it up inside the bin.
What to compost?
Coffee and filter
Shredded News Paper
Go to this link to find a full list of what to compost and what Not to compost