Once you've made the decision to create a compost bin, your next decision will be what to use to build the bin. A compost bin can be as simple as a woven wire circle or can be as elaborate as using landscape timbers to create a bin that is pleasing to the eye. A compost bin does require turning and other regular maintenance, so the material used should be easy to manipulate and move when needed.
Lay two tree branches diagonally on the ground, 3 1/2 feet apart.
Lay two more branches across the ends of the branches, 1/2 foot from the ends of the branches.
Continue to stack the branches, alternating sides until all branches are used to form a square. The final bin will be approximately 24 to 30 inches high.