Jan 06, 2005· Homemade Compost Sifter Screen Sieve. Posted on January 6, 2005 February 28, 2018 Author Rob 56 Comments. Okay, I admit it, I LOVE a nice sifted compost. The absence of rocks, twigs, leaves etc. make the soil look perfect. I've had people marvel at how beautiful my planting beds look after running my compost and dirt through a screen.