Trash Can Compost Bin Plan

A simple and effective trash can compost bin plan can turn a basic garbage can into a composter in your back yard.  Make sure to use a trash can that has not had toxic chemicals in it.


  • 32 gallon plastic trashcan with lid
  • saw
  • drill with 1/2″ bit
  • shovel


  1. Cut the bottom off the trashcan
  2. Drill approximately 24 holds in the lower one foot of the base of the can
  3. Dig a one foot deep hole in the shape of the trash can
  4. Place the trashcan into the hole and fill in tightly around the base