Pallet Compost Bin Plan

This is a very simple pallet compost bin plan, which can be cheaply built out of used pallets.  Make sure the pallets are not made out of pressure treated wood.



  1. Screw or tie three of the pallets together to create three sides of a box
  2. attach the four latch bolts to form the other side of the box

That’s it, a simple two step process to build a pallet compost bin.  You can also incorporate a 5th pallet as the floor of the bin, which will help with air flow and speed the composting process.  If you live in a dry climate it is good to line the bin with plastic to help it hold moisture.  If you live in a cold (snowy) or rainy climate cover the bin with a tarp to maintain the proper level of moisture.