Organic Waste Bin

How to make an Organic Waste Bin

Trim and clean carrots, peel onions, slice courgettes. Vegetables in all permutations are indispensable in tasty, healthy cooking. But where do you put the waste? In the organic waste bin, of course. How handy it would be if the bin were built into the kitchen worktop! With a saucepan or a waste bin and the right tools you can install this useful kitchen appliance yourself in next to no time. Then all you need to do is wipe it away and vegetable waste will find its way straight into the organic waste.

You need
Utilities
  • Pencil
Materials
  • Existing kitchen worktop
  • Saucepan, maximum diameter 30 cm
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 3
Measure the circumference of the wastebin on the worktop

Choose a saucepan, or alternatively a waste bin, that is the size you want and mark out its circumference on the worktop. If required you can cut off the handles neatly using the Dremel® 4200 and the metal cutting wheel. TIP: Make sure the diameter of the saucepan is not larger than 30cm, which is the maximum capacity of the circle cutter.

Step 2 3
Using the circle cutter 678 and Dremel Rotary-Tool cut a circle

Now for the sawing. Set the circle cutter attachment to half the saucepan's outside diameter, drill a hole in the middle of the circle with the Dremel® 4200 and the circle cutter attachment 678 and spiral cutting bit 561.

Step 3 3
Sand with Dremel sanding bands SC407

To round off the edges, sand them thoroughly with the EZ SpeedClic sanding mandrel and sanding bands SC407 so that the saucepan fits neatly into the worktop. Place the lid in position. Job done.