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Repurpose a water butt

Hi all, I have had to replace a water butt and wondered if I could reuse the old one as a compost bin. Any advise appreciated. Thank you.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    I don't see why not as long as you have a lid for it, and a suitable spot to put it in. 
    There was a thread about this recently if you want to look for further advice.
    Just use the search option at the top of the page.  :)
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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,155
    edited August 2021
    I think it would be fine. I have used old plastic dustbins. It would need drainage holes in the bottom. You can use a piece of old carpet or similar as a lid if it doesn't have one.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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