This is the easy and quick way to make compost. Compost made in a compost maker like this is ready in about four weeks. All that is required is some initial labor, and the following materials:
- Steel barrel such as a 55 gallon drum.
- 2 heavy-duty hinges.
- 4 heavy-duty rollers.
- 2 door latch locks.
- 3 drawer pulls.
- Heavy-duty steel plate such as a straightened “L” bracket.
- Nuts & Bolts to fit all of the above.
- Cradle to the hold barrel. This should be about thirty inches high so a wheelbarrow can roll right under for “belly dump” capabilities. Metal would be best but wood is cheaper and works just as well.
- Flat black spray paint.
Make sure that you only fill the barrel about 3/4 full to allow the materials to tumble when you turn it. Also make sure that you wet the material when you add it to the barrel.
Could possibly add rubber hose around sharp edges for protection and wheels to wheel it around the yard.