The City of Phoenix disposal services department has a fantastic system of turning old and damaged trash containers into compost bins which the general public can purchase for a mere $5!
This is mine which I collected this morning.
Although my existing compost box is great, I really have needed another to accommodate all the garden and kitchen waste we produce. This is the perfect solution.
Seriously, what could be better? Old trash cans are reused, preventing them from being dumped, while the people of Phoenix are offered perfect compost boxes at a fraction of the cost of store bought ones. I am sure this also provides motivation for people who may not otherwise compost to give it a go.
Simply call 602 262 6598, or 602 262 7251 to enquire about the location of your nearest Phoenix City waste disposal facility. I found it a little confusing to find the exact area to collect the bins once I was within the facility, but everyone I asked for help was more than courteous.
I am truly delighted with this entire process, and strongly encourage any of you that live in Phoenix, or any other cities that offer similar services, to go buy your bin, and get composting!