BEATRICE, Neb., May 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Composting is a great way for homeowners to turn household, garden, and garden organic waste into fertile compost that can be used throughout the garden. It’s a great way for families to lessen their impact on the environment, and it’s easy and inexpensive to get started with.

Shipping pallets are ideal for building composting bins because they are inexpensive and durable.

In the new Exmark original series: Done in a video from the weekend series, The 3 Rs of Composting, landscape architect Doug Scott works with horticultural experts Joe LampI want to show how to build a three-bin composting system. The project keeps costs low by recycling wooden pallets and can be completed in about half a day by two people.

According to Lamp’l, composting is because of the 3 Rs: Reduce, reuse and recycle.

“We’re reducing our waste and putting it back in the garden,” said Lamp’l. “This is the epitome of recycling, and compost is great for that.”

The raw materials for composting come from household and outdoor organic waste, including leftover food, overripe fruit and vegetables, grass waste, garden waste and shredded leaves.

According to Lamp’l, wooden pallets are ideal for building composting bins. They’re usually free, long-lasting, and easy to put together, making them ideal do-it-yourselfers. Its three-bin composting system uses nine pallets for construction. It is important to choose pallets that are not made from treated wood or that contain pesticides or chemicals.

While single-bin composting systems are popular, Lamp’l recommends a three-bin composting system because it is efficient and capable of consistently producing high quality compost.

“If you only have one container and keep adding ingredients, at some point you have to stop so those ingredients can break down and turn into compost,” he said. “But if that’s the only container you have and you want to keep adding ingredients, at what point have you ever finished the compost? You really don’t.”

Multiple composting bins allow homeowners to create a composting pile but then leave it alone long enough for it to turn into finished compost. New compost is placed in successive composting containers so that compost is always available at different degrees of maturity.

To create the three-bin system, pallets are screwed together with 3-inch all-weather deck screws to create the back and sides of the three composting bins. The removable front slats are made from pressure-treated 2×4-inch and 1×6-inch boards.

In addition to 3 Rs The Exmark Backyard Life website provides free download of videos on composting, complete project instructions, and a detailed list of the tools and materials you need. Visitors can also view other content from the Exmark Original Series, including Prime Cuts, Dream Yards, and more.

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