Two or Three Bin Composting System (+ Free Printable)

Multiple Bin Composting System

Use multiple bin composting for better compost!

It doesn’t take a gardener long to realize the value of gardening with compost. In fact, gardeners call it black gold for a good reason. Compost is decomposed plant matter that offers valuable nutrients to your plants. You can buy compost, but composting is worth learning as it’s important to build up your garden soil. Because we garden with clay soil, building a good compost system is important to add organic matter, drainage and nutrients.

How to Make Compost

A multiple compost bin set up is beneficial for increasing the amount of compost you can create.

This post will cover:

  • How to compost infographic for beginners
  • Why using multiple bins is beneficial
  • Free printable for keeping track of your compost piles

Using multiple composting bin system + FREE compost tracking printable!

For beginners learning how to compost, here’s a super easy composting infographic from Fix.

A visual helps a lot for what you can put in your compost pile. 🙂

A Guide To Home Composting
Source: Blog
Wooden Multiple Composting Bin

Why is a Two or Three Composting Bin Beneficial?

Having more than one composting bin gives you multiple locations to add your greens and browns. Compost can take a many months to decompose before you add it into your garden.

By using multiple bins, one compost pile will be ready for your garden, the other you can add new fresh scraps into.

This is especially important when you’re adding animal manure as it takes a long time to decompose before it’s safe. One way to keep track of your compost bins is by writing down the dates when you added the fresh manure.

Multiple bin composting

It’s also important to turn your compost pile frequently.

That increases aeration and decomposition. If you have chickens, they can do this for you, however that ends up being pretty messy (ask me how I know).

By using multiple bins that are covered, you have more control over your bins.

You can build multiple compost bins with wooden slats so that you can remove them and access the compost easier. I’ve seen many people build composting bins using re-purposed wooden pallets (make sure they’re stamped HT not MB so they’re heat treated & safe to use).

We’ve also used wooden pallets for potato boxes that were not being used for composting!

Grow potatoes in a re-purposed wooden pallet container!

Lift-up lids with a fly screen on top reduces the amount of flies.

Composting Bin With Lift-up lids and A Fly Screen

Add scraps into your ‘active’ compost pile, meaning the one you’re still building.

Home Composting Bin

Leave another bin to decompose, tossing the compost frequently.

Backyard Wooden Composting Bin

Here’s your FREE Compost Bin PrintableFREEBIE Garden Composting Tracking Printable!


 My Compost Bin Tracker

Get it here

Printable Garden Planner


2 thoughts on “Two or Three Bin Composting System (+ Free Printable)”

    • I don’t at the moment Amy, but I’ll go back and sort through photos and see if I can make it a future blog post 🙂


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