Compost bins aren’t only those that magically transform kitchen and garden scraps into delicious food for the garden. We’ve sleuthed around for some that are a little different than the standard. Compost bins that are unique, but functional like a standard compost bin.
These bins address a variety of composting needs – from the classic to worm to an indoor compost design. And we love the edge most of these bins have. We think there’s basically something for everyone in this short list of cool compost bins. So, if you are looking for a new compost bin, we suggest checking out these seven picks.
We’ve included this classic compost bin, because it is simply an old reliable. Made from 100% recycled material, it’s all about the environment. Its dark color provides ideal insulation for microbes to do their work. Your household and garden waste will become compost in about two months with this model. It’s designed to allow you easy access while ensuring that critters stay out. The price of this bin allows you to add several bins to your compost repertoire.
2. Wooden Composter with Lid and Access Door
This natural looking composter is not your typical open wooden bin. It’s built with a convenient lid and access door that help ease your task of adding, turning, and removing your compost. The separated slats guarantee proper aeration for the decomposition process. And the decay resistant wood makes this compost bin a go to for any garden or landscape.
3. Compost Wizard Jr
This mini compost bin holds 7 cubic feet of material. And its small size turns out compost in as little as 14 days. On wheels, this easy to move bin can be turned to maximize heat and air flow. Made of recycled BPA- free material, this low profile model is genius for those with limited space but unlimited desire to do good for the Earth.
4. Wheeled Composter
Another wheeled model, we love the ease of use of this one. With a 64 gallon capacity, this compost bin can be moved to chase after heat and air currents as the seasons change. And when you’re ready to deliver the compost to your plants, you can position it right next to the lucky recipients. With an internal aeration system and a special holding chamber for fully cooked compost, this bin means serious business. We love the bonus scrap container to help you collect your kitchen waste.
5. Geobin Compost Bin
This simple, hoop compost bin is the cheapest on the market. Able to hold up to a full 216 gallons of material, this made from 50% recycled plastic is the best value. With built in aeration holes and easy assembly, this compost bin will last for years. And it can be folded up and stored anywhere for seasonal down times.
6. Worm Factory Worm Compost Bin
Make it a worm’s job to turn your household waste into organic food. This worm composter allows you to do just that. This factory comes with the workers. All you have to do is set them up with a tray full of stuff that you don’t want. In three months, you’ll have a tray full of nutrient rich soil to feed to your plants. Meanwhile, your plants will benefit from the worm compost tea that’s collected and delivered with the convenience of a spigot. Host a few worms and let them do what they do best!
7. All Seasons Indoor Composter Kit, Tan Bucket with Bokashi
Compost bins are not limited to outdoor use, and here’s the kit that proves it. This airtight compost system seals in odor for indoor use. It stores up to 5 gallons of material and includes all you need to create the perfect conditions for quick turnover. And while you wait, you can drain compost tea from a handy spigot. This is a great educational kit for household or classroom use.
What compost bin do you like? Leave a comment and let us know!
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