ScrapHappy July 2022: Water way to go – bin and gone (to the shop)

Aw! A little baby dalek...

Aw! A little baby dalek…

So, my reader will remember that, last month, I built a water butt stand (read here for the gory details) and mentioned in passing that the old water butt was in need of a retirement plan. And here is that plan – it will be a new compost bin at The Snail of happiness shop!

Having removed the bottom (now the top, just soooo confusing) of the butt, I decided to add one of those plastic handles you find on boxes with computers or air fryers in, to make it easier to open.

A lid? We can handle it...

A lid? We can handle it…

I decided to attach hinges (made from cable ties found by the side of various roads) and fashion a “lid-holding-down” device (Patent Pending) from a piece of the old greenhouse, and using the broken tap on the water butt. This is what happens when I am left unsupervised.

For once, I am not unhinged...

For once, I am not unhinged…

Lid-holding device installed

Lid-holding device installed

Lid-holding device in the "not holding the lid" position...

Lid-holding device in the “not holding the lid” position…

Hello! I raise my hat to you in welcome...

Hello! I raise my hat to you in welcome…

Now it is ready to be transported to the shop, to begin its new life composting stuff!

oOo

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18 thoughts on “ScrapHappy July 2022: Water way to go – bin and gone (to the shop)

  1. That last photo gives it a slight air of raising its hat and waving at us. A most affable butt/bin…

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  2. That lid clasp is proper geni-arse, Jon. I’m going to show #MrG cos we need one too.

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  3. Going Batty in Wales

    Brilliant!

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  4. looks like a very happy, scrappy bin – and useful too. Well done.

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  5. claire93

    this reader is wondering what there’s going to be to compost at the Snail of Happiness shop? is Dalek compost bin going to be fed enough?

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    • There’s a small jungle of weeds out the back which will need clearing and they can be composted, and also leftovers from sandwiches and cardboard packaging too! Hopefully enough to keep the Dalek from wandering to the bakery next door for a quick bit of cake and extermination! 😁

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  6. Don´t ever throw anything away 🙂 Great idea to use it for composting!

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  7. excellent re-service

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