Hot Composter in Grey with Leachate Hose 200L
This compact no-turn, hot composter is highly efficient.
Its 200 litre capacity contains an internal lung means no more turning compost over.
It is able to stay tightly compacted which keeps in the heat. Also a moisture recirculation system aids for much quicker composting.
This 200 litre compost Aerobin, has an impressive design which ensures the internal conditions are exceptionally efficient for healthy aerobic (hot) composting in almost all climates, all year round!
These ideal humid conditions allow the healthy decomposer microorganisms to break down the contents, utilising the nitrogen and carbon from the waste and leaving behind a nutrient dense, material which will feed your plants and allow them to thrive.
Its dense insulation system means nutritious compost takes only 90 days to form! It is then ready to use for all your garden needs including herbs, fruits and vegetables as well as flowering plants.
Compost bins are a sustainable solution that not only benefits you, (with a wholesome, natural alternative to industrial fertilizer) but it also benefits the environment as a highly effective way to reduce your household waste that goes to landfill sites.
Also comes with a hose extension kit which makes for ease of extraction of the leachate or liquid fertiliser. This is a rich and nutrient dense liquid that should start collecting in the leachate tank of the Aerobin within 4-6 weeks of use.
Vermin resistant with a contemporary look.
Width: 51 cm
Two people required for bin assembly.
This Aerobin works best when at least half full and waste should be premixed before its loaded into the bin to avoid any concentrations of individual matter. Ensure any woody material is shredded or mulched before adding to allow for quicker breakdown. If you want to get the composting process underway quickly, add a layer (about 5cm) of non-sterilised compost to the base of the bin.
This Aerobin works best when at least half full and waste should be premixed before its loaded into the bin to avoid any concentrations of individual matter.
Ensure any woody material is shredded or mulched before adding to allow for quicker breakdown.
If you want to get the composting process underway quickly, add a layer (about 5cm) of non-sterilised compost to the base of the bin.
- When too wet:
- Compost not heating up
- Bad smell
- Not decomposing well
Take out the material and add back in with layers of dry, brown material (leaves, sawdust, wood shavings).
Newspaper (if scrunched up/shredded) counts as brown material and will help.
If larger leaves and garden material not decomposing, shred into smaller pieces.
- When too dry:
- Not decomposing
- Take out the material, and start the process again. Take care to layer, dry brown materials between wet, green materials (grass, kitchen scraps, other plant material).
- If compost is too dry, it becomes water repellent and is difficult to re-wet.
- Avoid putting dry materials in bin, unless mixed or moistened with wet, green materials.
- Compost bin attracting insects
It is normal to have flies and small insects in and around the compost bin. They are a natural part of decomposition.
If these insects are annoying, cover with shredded paper, grass clippings or use a pyrethrum spray.
Green, wet materials to use in your compost bin:
- Tea leaves/tea bags
- Green garden cuttings
- Lawn clippings and weeds
- Coffee grounds
- Food scraps
- Citrus and onions (small)
- Vegetable peelings
Brown (dry) materials to use in your compost bin:
- Long yellow grass
- Roots or branches, mulched
- Pea straw
- Leaves or small twigs
- 'Balled up' newspaper or office paper
What NOT to use in your compost bin:
- Glossy magazines
- Faeces from meat eating animals
Dimensions of compost bin:
Width: 51 cm
Capacity of compost bin: 200L
Two people required for compost bin assembly.