You’ve decided to make your own compost. Whether you’ve come to this decision for the good of the environment or for the benefit of your green thumb, choosing a rotating composter is an affordable and convenient option to kick-start your composting habits. The days of spending seasons developing a rich, efficient compost are long-gone. A rotating composter can simplify and accelerate your compost with minimal attention – likely making the decision to compost a much easier one!
No Assembly Required
Standard compost systems of all sizes typically require some assembly. They can be large, a bit unruly, and even leak if they’re not properly tightened. The Earth 2 Earth Rotating Composter arrives fully assembled and includes a rich, durable bedding to kick-start your composting experience.
You’ll want to choose a location for your composter that is both convenient and easy to access. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute more to your kitchen waste compost than you likely realize, so be sure to keep it in-sight and in-mind.
There are four crucial components needed to build your home composting system
A strong compost is achieved through four different components:
And, of course:
The Earth 2 Earth rotating compost bin includes a bedding of peat moss & pine. This compilation holds in moisture, yet has high porosity allowing liquid to easily spread throughout leaving space for air (another one of our crucial components). This bedding is a great carbon contributor in conjunction with small garden trimmings.
Nitrogen will be added from your kitchen contributions. As you gather fruits, vegetables, and other kitchen waste, nitrogen will build up within the compost pail.
Learn more about the carbon and nitrogen ingredients you can add to the compost.
Air is added in two separate ways: the compost pail is cross-ventilated near the top as well as aerated as you turn the material. Using the handle on the exterior of the pail (which is connected to an auger inside the pail), you’ll find turning and aerating the compost material to be convenient and also result in a quicker composition.
Successful Compost Begins With Balance
Balancing carbon and nitrogen is crucial to ensuring a quick-developing and nutrient-filled compost. Here’s a quick list of common items which can contribute carbon to your compost pail:
- Paper towel rolls (shredded)
- Paper napkins
- Cardboard egg cartons (shredded)
- Wine corks
- Egg shells (broken up)
- Dryer lint
There are hundreds of household items you can compost to balance out the nitrogen factor.
A few of these are:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Used tea bags/leaves
- Coffee grounds and paper filters
- Stale crackers and cereal
- Old herbs and spices
- Pizza crust
- Grass clippings
Be aware, there’s also a quick list of items that do not belong in the compost pile:
- Fish and meat scraps
- Dog and cat feces
- Sticky labels on fruits and vegetables (these do not biodegrade)
- Onion, garlic, and citrus contributions (can be harmful to worms and take much longer to break down)
The Right Kitchen Compost Bin Can Make A World Of Difference
The Earth 2 Earth patent-pending revolutionary composter was designed with the homeowner in mind. Easily balance the four key components necessary for successful compost all from the convenience of your kitchen without breaking the bank.
With these starter tips in mind, utilizing a rotating kitchen composter can bring convenience to your household, while doing your due diligence for the environment.