How to make a rotary composter

Caring for plants takes a lot of work. You won’t be successful in your garden unless you put in the time and effort. Any help is welcome, so having fertile soil is essential to help your plants grow. Compost is essential in this task. Today we show you how to make your own with a rotating drum, but if it’s more interesting, you can make a vermicomposter for free with this tutorial.

One of the secrets of compost is ventilation. A good way to aerate your compost is to use a rotary composter, all you have to do is spin the bin.

Most of these types of composters can be expensive, so surely you are interested in learning how to build your own, for less money and in an hour of labor.

The minimum material needed, although it all depends on the specific project you want to achieve, are:

  • Plastic drum, between 75-200 liters.
  • Schedule 80 PVC pipe 48 inches (1.25 meters) long by 2 inches (5 cm) or 1 ½ to 2 inches (3.8-5 cm) long of galvanized steel pipe.
  • Drill.
  • Wooden stringers to build an easel to hold the compost barrel.
  • Hinges
  • Piece of galvanized metal to build a pallet to help move the compost into the barrel.

There are many projects to make composters of this type, we share several tutorials that we found very interesting:

Build a rotary composter.

Rotary composter

How to build a rotating compost bin.

Create your own rotating compost bin.