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Compost Tumbler Sighting!

Have you ever seen one of these compost tumbler models before?  This cute little compost tumbler was spotted in Charlotte, NC.  Before I opened it up, I had a feeling it would be filled with sludge, due to what looks like a lack of airflow design…where are the holes?  More on that in a moment.

Look at that cool little marking on the lid to denote whether the unit was open or closed…nice.  While it snapped into place quite easily, I wonder how many times I can do this before wearing it out.  If the locking mechanism failed, the tumbler would become useless as it flips end over end by design.

How were the contents?

The material in here looked pretty nice…crumbly and smelling good.  The only airflow design was the perforated axle that the unit rotated on.  I can’t imagine how this was enough for the process to work, but who knows?  I guess if you’re attentive to what you put in there, it’ll work just fine.

Speaking of turning this thing, good luck!  It’s less than halfway full and I was struggling to squat under it low enough to turn it over.  This is why I recommend and prefer tumblers that spin on a base low to the ground: I can “fall into it” and turn it easily without killing my back.

Not my favorite tumbler I’ve seen…anyone out there have one of these or know what brand it is?

Envirocycle Mini Composter Review (video)

Envirocycle Mini Composter Review

The Envirocycle compost tumbler now has a miniature version available with some key improvements on the original. This one is ideal for households of 2 or less…it’s small!

-Made in the U.S.A/Canada out of BPA-free recycled plastic
-Improved deeper grips for easy turning
-Metal door latch keeps barrel tight
-Base collects leachate, which can be made into compost tea
-Ideal for tight spaces

It still doesn’t come in any other colors besides this “earthy” tan color… oh well.