Waste Management Program

fact sheet

Division of Environmental Quality

Director: Kyra Moore

Circle bins can be very simple, quick to make, neat to use and cost very little.


  • 12 feet of snow fencing
  • Four 10-inch lengths of mechanic’s wire or a wire coat hanger


  • Wire or tin snips
  • Work gloves

Simply roll out and cut a 12-foot length of snow fence. Fasten the ends together with short lengths of mechanic’s wire or old hanger wire. Place the bin where the compost pile is to be started and start building the heap inside the bin. To turn the compost pile, remove the end wires and reassemble the cylinder next to the pile. Simply turn the compost material into the bin.

For information about how to compost, please visit Composting at Home.

Nothing in this document may be used to implement any enforcement action or levy any penalty unless promulgated by rule under chapter 536 or authorized by statute.

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