How can I reuse or recycle an old plastic dustbin?
We’ve had another meta suggestion – this time from Kate:
How can I recycle a black plastic dustbin?
It’s true you shouldn’t bin a bin!
It is true! We’ve actually got two old bins in our garden – one pre-dating my move here that’s filled with soil and has herbs and ivy growing out of it (the latter pretty much hides the fact it’s a bin) while the other one (our pre-wheelie bin bin) is used for compost. It’s not as good as our proper compost bin – because there is no easy way to get the soil out again – but I consider it a long term overflow thing, to stop the other compost bin being filled up with things that take ages to rot. Before that, when we actually did DIY stuff on the house, it was used to hold bags of sand and cement because it was reasonably water tight.
Any more suggestions?
(Photo by dean)