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Killer Compost Bin Sighting!

compost bin sightingCheck out this killer compost bin!

I saw this in Berlin and had to take a photo.  It has an easy to open top, and a little door at the bottom to remove finished compost.

It reminds me of one of these killer compost bins…

It ticks all the boxes- plenty of capacity to handle all of your food waste and create hot compost… air vents that allow the pile to break down efficiently… it looks sturdy too!

Here’s one I found that strongly resembles it on Amazon and has some rave reviews: Redmon Compost Bin

What do you think?  Bins like this definitely make composting take the least amount of effort while creating quality compost.

Envirocycle composter out of stock!

Hey crazy composters,

I just received word from Envirocycle that they are backordered on the Envirocycle “Original” Composter (the bigger size). They said they would have new stock sometime in February…long wait!

It looks like there are some left on Amazon, so try using the Amazon search box just down the right hand side of this page.

Further, I will be “out of the office” until Monday.  Thank you so much, keep it dirty and have a happy holiday!

Norpro Compost Keeper vs. SF Home Compost Pail

So I’m hanging out at my friend’s house in San Francisco, and I start looking in his kitchen for his compost container.  I noticed it wasn’t anything like my host’s can that lives on the other side of town…interesting.

This container highly resembles the Norpro compost keeper other than the fact that it’s plastic instead of stainless steel.  The top, although my dumb self didn’t photograph it, is thoroughly perforated…so I decided to ask him if he’s had any issues with it resembling the Norpro complaints.

He said that he needs to empty it weekly, or it starts to get funky…sounds familiar!  You may remember my review of the Norpro in which I deliberately left food in it for over a week…and here’s how the inside of the lid/charcoal filter looked:

Woohoo, bugs everywhere.  It took me over a week to get the kitchen free of flies.  I asked him if he had any similar issues…none to report.  Sounds like a responsible composter to me!  The holes on the top of the SF pail are also way smaller…but there’s no charcoal filter.  Why the holes to begin with?  I don’t see the point.

Conclusion?  San Francisco pail is way better.  It’s uglier, but it’s still better.  For maximum pleasure in non-composting cities, go with a simple tupperware container (preferably clear so you can watch the contents get funky) that has an “air tight” lid.  And that’s that.

Happy composting!

Envirocycle Compost Tumbler, Up Close and Personal

Envirocycle Composter Review – Part 2

I decided to make a follow up video to my Envirocycle compost turner review that addresses some of the questions I’ve received about it.  Be sure to “Like” my video and leave a comment for me!

Thanks so much, and keep it dirty!

Envirocycle Compost Tumbler Review (video)

Yep, I finally got around to reviewing my brand spankin’ new compost tumbler. I was actually really impressed with this thing… I’ve seen a lot of lame compost tumblers. It can fit in the smallest of backyards, rotates easily, it’s made of 100% HDPE #2 plastic, and it collects compost tea.

Be sure to leave a comment on the video letting me know how dorky the video is. For some reason, I really believe in making videos in the first take and using that…I think it keeps it pure. It wasn’t rehearsed, and I didn’t touch the tumbler up until I hit record. I could go back and make it fancier and say things a bit clearer, but I’d rather not. I think it’s evident that I really dig this composter and I definitely recommend this product. Two dirty thumbs up.

Thanks for watching, and if you have any questions or comments let me know!