Are you also scared of the compost bin? If yes, then the reason could be that it doesn’t suit you. However, there is no need to have such fancy equipment to turn any kind of kitchen waste into organic compost, which can enhance the stunning garden.

Compost bins are only suitable for people who look for a bit extra something in terms of pot mixture. On the other hand, some lazy farmers never think about compost bins. The reason is they use minimal effort to give back that compost to earth.

Benefits of composting without a bin

1) No worries for location switch 

If you decided on a particular area for future planting, then you can make compost at that site. So, methods like a compost pile and trench composting are good to go for. There is no need to move your bin here and there from year to year.

2) Boost the worm population

Whenever you bury any organic material, you offer a smorgasbord of nutrients to the soil as well as worms. While feasting those worms will move into the soil surrounding, and thus, nutrient-dense casting will deposit.

3) Much cheaper 

Do you want to try composting with a little bit of expense? If yes, then it won’t be much cheaper than trying a pile of leaves and a hole in the ground. Just load that hole with your kitchen scraps, and now, you’ve much cheaper compost at hand.

Ways to compost without a bin

1) Bag composting

Go for strong black garbage bags for composting. The main reason to choose a black bag is that this color can easily heat the content by absorbing solar energy. With this, you can notice an improved decomposition process. However, there is no need to mind the smell and have to wait for a long to get a decent finished product.

The chief benefit of this system is that there is only a small space requirement. It is self-contained, or in simple words, there won’t be any liquid leaching from the rotting materials. After filling your bag, just forget it for 6-12 months, but it would be best to put it in the garage or basement.

2) Compost pile

If you’ve at least some space, then this composting will best suitable for you. However, the place must receive sunlight during the day to aid in keeping the pile warm. Also, that spot should be well-drained for avoiding any waterlogging experienced after heavy rainfall.

As we all know, we must add one part of the brown matter to three parts of green material. Eventually, your organic material turns into healthy compost, but for that leave them alone and don’t forget to pile things up.

3) Trench composting

This composting process comprises burying garbage in the ground and just leaving it alone. You can use vegetable scraps or any kind of garden refuse. However, size is the biggest limitation in this unless you’re ready to dig a hole in your garden.

Make a long trench or pit around 12 inches deep for composting. Now, it is time to fill it up with waste about 6 inches and then cover it. Forget about your compost for 6 months to one year until your compost rot. Finally, you have two choices either plant something on top or dig it up and use it elsewhere.

4) Trash can

It would be better if you use black plastic can with a lid. Again, black color aids in warming up the content, so give it a try to place full of sunlight. However, you’ve to do only alternation, which is to drill a few holes in the sides and base of the can. After all, compost requires oxygen, and those holes will surely create some airflow. 

On top, place brown material and the base layer all the green matter. In case, you’re using kitchen scraps, then it is best to place dry on top for reducing the unpleasant smell generated while opening the can. You’ve to do nothing, just leave your trash can alone when it is full. 

How to use your finished product?

If you want to plant shrubs, trees, or perennials, then it is better to dig a hole around twice the root ball’s width. Use equal proportions for mixing compost and soil, then spread your mic around the plant.

Also, you can use it as a growing medium in plant pots, planters, and window boxes for your flowers. With the penetration of roots, they can grow rapidly with the aid of compost.


Bins offer nothing but do the rotting process efficiently and simplest thing to use, which makes it pleasant. Do you care about a few critters, and what will compost look like? If not, then give a try above-mentioned ways to take full benefits from composting without a bin.

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