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Build a composting bin out of old wooden pallets. Photo courtesy of alisdair.

Build Your Own Compost Bin

If you have a garden, it's time to consider composting, a great way to provide fertilizer for your garden and reduce the amount of waste put into the landfill. This video from FarmersAlamanac.com shows how to build your own composting bin for less $30. One is made of wire mesh, the other of discarded wooden pallets, both are very easy and can be made in minutes. After you've got the compost bin built, make sure to watch our video on how to make a compost heap.

Photo courtesy of Ian Wilson.

Make Money while Spring Cleaning

My house has no shortage of books I'd like to clear out this spring. That's why Better World Books' online buyback program caught my attention. Enter your book information, get a price quote and print pre-paid shipping labels on the company's Web site. Selling your books this way keeps them in use and out of landfills. Better World Books estimates they have saved approximately 20 million pounds of books from the landfill so far. A percentage of the company's revenues goes to literacy initiatives around the world.

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