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Composting for Free

Did you know that leaves that fall from the trees, grass that comes from mowed lawns and even left over fruit and veggie scraps from your kitchen are all valuable treasure?

 

A lot of things people throw away can be composted into rich soil that will help your plants to grow and be healthy. The best part is that it is free!  

 

The best way to compost is to add different ingredients.  You need to add brown stuff, green stuff and water. To find out more about what to add to your compost bin, click here.

Now you need to make a bin to make you compost in.  Here are 3 easy and FREE ways to do it: 

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1. recycle wooden palettes

2. recycle old cinder blocks

3. just pile it up!

Have an adult help you to find three wooden palettes and nail them together in the corners to make a 3 sided box shape.

Wooden palettes are used by companies for moving heavy items or boxes.

Many times you can call a local discount store or home improvement store and they will be happy to have you come and pick up as many as you need!

Have an adult help you to find cinderblocks and stack them together to make the walls of 3 sided box shape.

You'll only need to stack them 3 or 4 blocks tall to create the walls of your compost bin.

Cinder blocks can be purchased at a local home improvement store, but if you're lucky you might find some that are not being used by a construction company or even by a nearby neighbor!

When you pile up leaves, grass or other items to compost, they don't have to be in a compost bin to work!

All of these will decompose naturally even if you just pile them up -just like they do on the forest floor. 

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