What is a compost tumbler?
A compost tumbler is a fully sealed container which can be rotated to mix the composting materials. The sealed container also helps contain the heat generated by the composting process, thereby speeding the process of converting kitchen and yard waste into compost. Compost tumblers were invented to make composting simpler and faster.
Compost tumblers are not the same as compost bins. Compost bins are designed to be set on the ground, and most compost bins have open bottoms. While compost bins are the least expensive kind of composter, they have several disadvantages: it is difficult to get a pitchfork inside to turn the compost, heat is easily dissipated which slows the composting process, and rodents can easily burrow under the sides to gain access to the composting materials.
The dual bin design takes a different approach to the continuous-use composter concept, Two bins are set side-by-side into a single rotating drum. Although each bin is a little smaller than other model composters, the thickly insulated compartments conserve the heat generating by the decaying matter, and this greatly speeds the process. The sides have screened openings which provide aeration to each chamber.
- Speeds up the composting process – you can convert waste to finished compost in as little as 2 weeks in a sealed compost tumbler, under ideal conditions. Outdoor temperature, and the correct balance of carbon and nitrogen matter are factors which influence the speed of composting.
• Keeps rodents, raccoons, pets out of compost
• Eliminates composting odour
• Attractive, suitable for urban and suburban residential properties
- Cost effective
- Easy to operate
- No electricity require
- Compact in size
- Aerobic Composting
- Waste to compost within 15 days