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New Zealand Box Style Three-Bin System

Additional comments about New Zealand Box Style Three-Bin System:
  • Maintain a moisture level in the organic materials that it is similar to the moisture content of freshly brewed coffee grounds, saturated but not dripping.

  • If the bin is not in the shade, it may be covered with two layers of shade fabric or cardboard.


Also see our slide show about the New Zealand bins at the Bernalillo County Extension Office.

Please see Desert Composting Recommendations.

If you have questions, see Ask A Master.

To see other styles of homemade compost bins see Homemade Compost Bins for the Desert.

Instructions by John Zarola, photos by Mike Stoy.

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