Compost Bins and Compost Tumblers
Compost is easy to make, the trick is to make it quickly and properly with the minimum of fuss. It used to be that people used a simple compost heap, however modern compost bins are certainly tidier, many are vermin proof and some (not all) are a lot quicker and easier than the traditional compost heap.
With so many types of compost bins available for sale we provide a guide to composting systems and bins for the Australian home and garden. From converted rubbish bins to tumbling and aerobic type systems the choice is enormous, but which is best for you?
All homes produce waste and all gardens need compost, so compost bins are a solution to two problems for all Australian homes. An efficient composting bin can help convert around 50% of household waste into nutrient rich composted material, an excellent source of organic fertiliser and mulch for the garden.
With some of the most degraded soils in the world Australia is beginning to take the art of composting very seriously and with an efficient compost bin grass clippings, newspaper, vegetable scraps, leaves and other waste can all be converted into compost cleanly and efficiently.
When dug into to the soil compost provides humus which will help retain moisture as well as encourage earthworm activity and add nutrients. Comping methods range from traditional 'compost heaps' to faster, cleaner and more efficient compost bins.
Advantages of compost bins
Compost, Bins Tumblers and Worm Farms are a great way to convert garden and kitchen waste into useful compost for the garden. How to compost. A fully enclosed compost bin is an excellent choice where vermin are a problem. Read how to make compost and Compare Composting Systems. Check out our compost bin review..... Around 50% of houshold waste could be easily converted to compost using compost bins and tumblers. Compost bins save money and are great for environment and are available for sale both online and in retail outlets.
Compost bins and compost tumblers fall into a number of catagories. Static Systems, Rotating Compost bins or Tumblers and aerobic compost bins. Static Compost bins can be wooden, and are great for large quantities, they may require turning by hand to be at their most effective.
Compost Tumblers are reputed to be fast and easy to use. Aerobic compost bins use a variety of systems to promote air flow and speed up the process . Which ever way you use plenty of air is also required for rapid decomposition.
Worm farms actually convert the waste material to worm casting and liquid waste as well, both great for the garden.