I grew up in the shadow of some major recycling nuts so it actually took awhile for me to get my rebellious nature out of my system and come back to the recycling fold. I now recycle as meticulously as I can and composting organic waste is just one more great way to do that. Stored correctly, it can be a blessing — stored poorly, not so much. Instructables.com user jddelta was inspired to build this DIY compost barrel by his sixteen year old daughter and its one of the more detailed guides around. With mesh to keep the bugs out, an aeration unit, and a drainage system, it's a sure-fire way to reduce your carbon footprint and fertilize your garden at the same time. Take it from jddelta; the photo below is of some of the world's hottest peppers according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and they fed on that sweet sweet compost of his.