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Choosing the Best Composter

Updated on January 13, 2013
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Best Composters

Composting certainly has come a long way. People who are concerned for the welfare of mother Earth want to do more than separate biodegradable from non-biodegradable trash, some practice composting.

America is one of the many places in the world where people actively do composting. There are indeed various reasons for composting; it could be for gardening or something else. Composting is not only limited to gardeners although majority of composters are gardeners.

Types of composters

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There are three types of composters today and these are batch composters, continuous composters and indoor composters. Before you can select the best composter possible, it is important that you get to know each type first.

  • Batch composters. These composters are equipped with tumble action which makes them one of the most efficient. This is also the fastest way of creating compost, however, it needs to be turned daily and moisture has to be checked. This is the best composter for gardener because while one batch is cooking, another is being prepared. This can help save a lot of time and energy.
  • Continuous composters. These are enclosed bins which can handle various materials like kitchen scraps and even yard waste. This is often considered as the best composter today. They are tagged continuous because of a reason; they allow you to add materials to the compost anytime you want. The finished compost goes to the bottom of the bin and it can be removed anytime you wish. You will not have to worry about insects like rodents getting in the compost because it has a lid to protect it. This is best for gardeners who are looking for a place to throw their scraps in.
  • Indoor composters. Most of these composters come with their very own worm bins. This is smaller composter which is especially designed for indoor use. It will allow you to turn food scraps into compost for your houseplants.

The Best Composters

Choose Your Composter

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Envirocycle Original Composter

The Envirocycle compost tumbler not only produces fantastic compost effortlessly but it also collects compost tea which makes for a great fertalizer

Soilsaver Classic Composter

The SoilSaver compost bin can recycle up to 30% of your household waste and will produce organic dark humus in 6 to 8 weeks. Made from 100% recycled material

Good Ideas EZCJR-BLK 7-Cubic-Foot Compost Wizard Jr

This 7 cubic foot compster sits on a wheeled base for easy transport and comes with better grip handles for easy turning when turning your compost

Presto Products GKL0951-6 Geobin Composting System

Lightweight and rugged, this composter is an inexpensive, easy-solution to your yard waste problem. Holds over 14 bushels of composting ingrediants

Tumbleweed 200003 58-Gallon Rotating Compost Bin

This 58 gallon capacity rotating compost tumbler comes with a steel frame, dual locking lids and can create compost in as little as 21 days. 100% UV protected

Worm Factory 360 WF360B Worm Composter

The Worm Factory 360 is a great composting bin that utilizes worms to make compost and worm tea which is great as a fertilizer. Perfect for both indoors and outdoors

Choosing the Best Composter

Things to Consider

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What you will need to do in order to make sure that you pick the best composter is to determine the size which will be able to fit in your garden without consuming all the space. You should still be able to move about your garden freely even with the composter in it.

If you have a small garden, you should go for a bin which is tall and narrow. You will also need to ask yourself what types of materials you plan on putting in the bin. If you plan on using food scraps, it is best to get a worm compost bin.

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Buying a Composter

What Is Your Budget

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Have a budget for the compost bin and stick to it. This will help avoid wasting a lot of time looking at compost bins which you would not be able to afford. There is really no need to buy the most expensive compost bin you see.

What you need is a bin which will provide you with everything you need, a bin which is durable and also reasonably-priced, in short the best composter based on your needs. Happy composting!

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