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!
You may remember back in the Fall that I reviewed the Envirocycle compost tumbler, which of course remains an important part of my composting projects.
As the months got colder, my material was degrading at a slower rate and I continued to add to it as normal. The instructions mention not filling it beyond 3/4ths of the way, and they weren’t kidding. When January rolled around, it was about full and my material was rather frozen when I decided to try tumbling it. The result: The latch bent out of shape. Whoops!
That was my lone complaint about the product: lack of non-plastic parts. A metal door hinge and a metal latch would both make the product even better. I wrote Envirocycle with these suggestions, and they happened to mention that future development will consider these upgrades.
Anyway, I mentioned to them that the tumbler door wouldn’t stay closed for more than one full rotation, and I think it was due to being too full. They responded to the email rather quickly, and mailed me these little guys:
Not just one, but two. Hopefully, I won’t need the second one. I am most likely going to try and fashion a replacement out of a piece of scrap metal and rivet it in place. I was pretty pleased with how quickly they responded to my concern, so I give a thumbs up to Envirocycle. My dumb ass will chill out on overloading the thing, too.
Now that I have two worm systems going I shouldn’t have this problem going forward, anyway…
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!
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!