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Old 10-18-2007, 10:31 PM
 
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I am looking to get a small compost bin. Is there any place in the area that sells a variety of models? I am looking for a smaller one since I have a pretty small back yard and don't want something that will take up too much room or be an eyesore. Thanks!

~ NRG
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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There is someone at the Wake Forest farmer's market who has them. He also has rain barrels.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Thanks Nyer! I have been trying to find one smaller than the tumbling composter that I saw at Plow and Hearth at North Hills.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Just make your own with chicken wire. I made my own about 2 months ago. You really don't need to buy one, all you need is a pitchfork. I didn't even use chickenwire, I just made a compost pile, without the bin. It doesn't take very long to get it going!
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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Logan's has several to choose from. At least last time I was there. You may want to call.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Blacksburg, VA
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You might check your municipality. Chapel Hill sells them.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Good luck, NRG.


I hope you'll come back and post what you found as a 'solution.' I'd like a compost bin, too, but where to hide it in my small yard? The mesh ones that you spin with a handle appeal to me -- the ones I've seen are sort of waist-high, which would be easy to load/unload, too, I think.

It's hard being 'green' in Cary.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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You might check your municipality. Chapel Hill sells them.
Maybe also check with the NC State Ag Extension Services. I think I remember hearing they sell them. You can usually get them much cheaper from a govt agency like this or your municipality. I did see them at Costco in Portland in the Spring. I think most Costcos carry the same things. But I doubt they carry them in the Fall. Gardening stuff is seasonal for Costco.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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I just read on the cary.gov website is to get a trash can with secure lid drill holes in sides and bottom and it can be a compost bin. Also easy to roll if lid fits tightly enough. Sounds easy enough and cheaply enough for starting out. Let me know if you find any better deals.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh NC
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I just do a simple compost pile myself, mostly yard waste in it, makes decent compost and takes about 6 months to come up with decent compost.

Walmart sometimes has a hot box composter. Online it says it is 120 gallons, and 32x32x32 inches. They look to be a little cheap, but for the price it makes sense.

If you live in Raleigh, the yard waste you send to the city ends up in their compost piles and you can go get some for a very low price. They also sell mulch. I think Compost is $30 per load and Mulch is $16 per load. Smaller sizes are in the $2-3 range
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