If you enjoy making your own compost to save money or contribute to the environment, our compost bins are an excellent solution for transforming your vegetable peelings and garden cuttings into nutrient-rich soil.


Our wooden compost bins are made from pressure-treated timber and are supplied with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee. Receive free delivery to most UK postcodes with our compost bins.

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Introducing the joys of composting

Compost bins are specially designed containers that gather and decompose organic matter into nutrient-rich soil. Buy Sheds Direct has different sizes and types, ranging from small bins to more comprehensive and sophisticated systems.

Composting is a natural process of breaking down organic materials that are accelerated by providing a controlled environment within a compost bin. Microorganisms inside the bin break down the organic materials, including food scraps, yard waste, and paper products, and produce heat, carbon dioxide, and water. The outcome of this process is compost, which is a dark, crumbly, and earthy-scented substance that can be used to fertilise the soil and improve gardens.

Composting not only decreases the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, but it also conserves water and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Compost bins provide an easy and effective way to recycle organic waste and convert it into a valuable resource for gardening and landscaping purposes.

What are the benefits of using wooden compost bins?

Here are just some of the advantages of using one of our wooden compost bins for sale:

  • Aesthetic appeal - garden compost bins add a natural and rustic look to your garden or outdoor space
  • Better compost quality - wood is a natural material that contributes to the composting process and can enhance the quality of the resulting compost
  • Breathable design - the structure of wooden compost bins allows for air to circulate, which is crucial for the decomposition process
  • Cost-effectiveness - these compost bins are generally more affordable than other types of compost bins
  • Customisability - you can easily customise wooden compost bins at a low price to meet your size or design preferences
  • Environmentally friendly - they are eco-friendly since wood is a renewable resource, unlike plastic bins
  • Insulation - the insulating properties of wood help maintain a consistent temperature inside the compost bin
  • Long-lasting - with proper maintenance, our garden compost bins are durable and can serve you for many years

How do you choose the right garden compost bins for your needs?

To choose the right garden compost bin for your needs, you should consider several factors. Firstly, evaluate the amount of organic waste you generate and the space available for the bin. If you have a large garden, you might need to consider large compost bins, while a small compost bin could be sufficient for a balcony or small yard.

Also, consider the bin's design and features, including the lid, accessibility, and ventilation. Some bins come with features such as tumbling mechanisms that can speed up the composting process. Additionally, considering the bin's material, we only sell wood on our site.

Naturally, it is also worth assessing the cost of the bin and whether it fits within your budget. It is also worth reading reviews and ratings from other users to determine the bin's effectiveness and reliability before making a purchase. We have everything you need, right here at Buy Sheds Direct, there is absolutely no need to search for compost bins for sale near me, buy online in just a few clicks.

What are the common mistakes to avoid when using a small compost bin?

Using a small compost bin is a great way to recycle organic waste, but there are some common mistakes to avoid:

  • Avoid food waste - it is important not to add too much food waste, particularly meat, dairy, or oily foods, as they can attract pests and create unpleasant odours
  • Avoid tight packing - avoid packing the materials too tightly in the bin, as this can prevent airflow and slow down decomposition
  • Avoid weeds and diseased plants - avoid adding weeds or diseased plant material, as this can spread unwanted seeds or pathogens
  • Mix dry and wet - it is also essential to balance the amount of dry and wet materials added to the bin to maintain an optimal moisture level. Too many dry materials like leaves or paper without enough wet materials like kitchen scraps can slow down the composting process
  • Turn regularly - remember to turn the compost regularly to mix the materials and maintain proper moisture levels

What are the maintenance requirements for large compost bins?

To maintain large compost bins, regular attention is necessary to ensure optimal conditions for decomposition. The materials in the bins must be mixed frequently by turning or stirring them to maintain proper aeration. It is equally important to monitor the moisture levels and add water if the compost becomes too dry or cover the bin if it becomes too wet. Additionally, periodic cleaning may be necessary to remove any build-up or debris that can interfere with the composting process in large compost bins.

Related blog article

We recommend you read our blog article “Make gardening eco-friendly”, which contains useful information about composting.

Contact us about composting

To obtain assistance and guidance regarding the availability and specifications of garden compost bins, why not contact Buy Sheds Direct? We are well-equipped to address any queries you may have regarding pricing, delivery, installation, technical specifications, or other clarifications. Contact us through various methods, including phone (0333 003 0514), email (using the contact form), or Live Chat (accessible via the app located at the right hand side or bottom left corner of the screen).