Making your own composter is an inexpensive way to reward your garden with rich organic matter that will improve your soil when it receives a diet high in nitrogen and carbon. You only need a few items to build this circular galvanized chicken-wire composter in your backyard. Chicken wire allows for good air circulation, but this composter does not turn, so you have to mix it every week.
Roll the last 4 inches of each end of the cut chicken wire tightly to create a safe, clean edge.
Form a circle by placing the ends together.
Cut the wire to be used for ties and secure the ends together using pliers.
Place the wooden or metal posts spaced evenly inside the perimeter of the circle.
Hammer the posts into the ground, making sure the wire is snug around the posts.