Compost Bins TALLBOY, easier than a dustbin.
Why are Compost bins so complicated, have you ever thought about it? Remove the semi finished compost, cure it outside, foul odour, insects, pests, etc. are common challenges using these bins.
But, not anymore!
“Three Qualifiers” before selecting any home composting bin
It is not that easy now to simply through the trash bag on the road, the authorities are empowered to charge heavy fines and cameras are getting installed at dumping spots. Why take the risk? composting is easy, anyone can do it at home.
3 things to keep in mind before selecting the right home compost bins:
- How much time will it take to fill up?
- Is it sufficiently aerated?
- Does it have inbuilt curing?
Composting takes 2-3 months, the longer your bin takes to fill up the better it is for composting process. Typically, the home composting bins available in the market fill up in a week’s time.
Aeration makes better compost and the odors are sweat/sour fermentation. Without aeration, it becomes difficult to ferment and the decomposition happens through putrefaction, releasing Methane, Ammonia & Hydrogen Sulphide, which are bad smell like rotten eggs.
If the home composting bin volume is low and it is filling up faster than 2-3 months, it will take too much effort for curing. Every time the bin will need to be emptied and contents transferred to the curing place. Do you have that kind of free space? What about the smell and the rodents getting attracted to it?
About TALLBOY Compost Bins
Home & Community Compost Bins
TBB 400 composting bins, the drum-shaped bin is our “Home Compost” bin, and TBB 1500, the box-shaped is our “Community Compost” Bin. Both these bins have inbuilt curing, they fill up in 2-3 months’ time and are highly aerated. Not everyone has the time and willingness to manually engage with foul-smelling rotting waste. For those who are looking for a simple solution “Fill it” – “Shut it” – “Forget it”, TALLBOY Compost Bins are the right choice.
2-3 months filling time
A household generally generates anywhere from 500 gm to 1.25 Kg of kitchen waste. It can be quite wet sometimes. TALLBOY composting bins are designed to drain off the moisture to a leachate collection space at the bottom from where it can be drained off. Since the bin takes 2-3 months to fill, by the time it has got completely filled up the bottom layers are ready to harvest as finished compost.
It is a very repulsive thing to empty the foul-smelling rotten half-finished contents from the composting bins and transfer the same to some airy space for curing. The curing space can get easily infested with insects and pests. Since the TALLBOY composting bins have inbuilt curing there’s never a need to empty the bin. Just keep filling the contents from the top till the bin gets completely filled up. Harvest from the bottom.
A good composting pile needs aeration to keep things fermenting. Either the decomposition happens through “Fermentation” or “Putrefaction”. Fermentation generates a sweat-sour odour and Putrefaction generates a rotten eggs smell. TALLBOY composting bins are 90% open on the sides allowing good breathing of the composting pile with in, which is why these bins generate earthy smell compost.
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How do TALLBOY Compost Bins Work?
Composting in just 3 steps
Keep filling from top till the bin gets completely filled up. Draw leachate from bottom tap, once in 3-4 days.
Sprinkle Absorbent once every day while closing of the day. If you use bacteRITE composting mix, it also has the composting microbes
Start harvesting fully digested, nutrient-rich earthy smell finished & ready to use compost from the bottom only after the bin has filled to the brim. Harvest as and when you need but only 30% of your daily input.
Frequently Asked Questions About Compost Bins
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How do compost bins work?
The compost bin is simply a container for the decomposition of food waste. Composting can happen either via fermentation or putrification. Fermentation has a sweet-sour smell and is bearable. Putrification smells like rotten eggs and is very unpleasant. Fermentation can take place if the bins are large and aerated.
What is the best composting bin?
TALLBOY Composting bins are designed for hassle-free composting, have inbuilt curing, and produce fully digested compost. Keep filling from the top, without ever touching or curing the contents separately. Other composting bins require manual removal of the contents and curing elsewhere.
Does a composting bin need a bottom?
The composting bin with open bottom can be used if the composting bin is placed in the garden area and the bottom is mud. Even under such conditions, it is possible for rats to burrow into the composting bin from the bottom.
Bins placed on a concrete or hard floor cannot have an open bottom.
Do compost bin attract rats?
If composting takes the “Putrification” route, rotten egg smell generates which attracts rats. If compost is made through fermentation, the sweet-sour smell will occur, and that is not a problem.