Making compost, what we would come to call “composting” is not only an activity of benefit and domestic saving for what it means of reuse, but also a question of ecological responsibility if we think that, as we explained in his day in Twelve frequent mistakes that When we recycle the garbage , many times the organic matter in the brown container must be discarded because there are those who mix polluting substances or that do not compost well, with what is finally destined to biomass to burn, that is to say to more CO2 footprint.
Therefore, learning how to make a homemade composter in a simple way is an excellent idea and really uncomplicated and expensive. Additionally, our plants, especially if we have a terrace or garden, will appreciate it with top-quality organic fertilizer. And if we have enough, we can always give it to someone who has a garden or set up our own urban garden , so that we can recycle the land from it to avoid pollutants.
First, The Composter
Before thinking about what leftovers we can reuse, we must consider how to make the composter that will contain them without excessively complicating our lives. A composter should be a well-ventilated container that has room for adaptable amounts of organic waste . It must have a lid to avoid strong fermentation odors, but also drainage so that we can water it and the compost does not puddle.
Our proposal is to use a plastic pot of between 20 and 50 liters with its corresponding tray , which will go in the lower part to collect the drainage water, and another one that we will use as a lid in the upper part. With a drill we will drill the pot in different positions on the side wall and the bottom, with an approximate density of a 3×3 cross holes in each span that we mark with our hand. It may be less, but the more aerated it is, the faster it will compost.
In this way, we will place the perforated pot on one of the trays, which we have not perforated, and cover with the other ; We already have our composter, that simple. We must place it in a preferably dark and well-ventilated place in the house, which we do not frequent much, since the smell of fermentation is strong and can be annoying. The garage or a gallery, as well as the terrace or balcony are ideal.