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A Great Gift for an Environmentalist or Gardener: The Sun-Mar 200 Rotating 50-Gallon Tumbler Compost Bin

Updated on December 3, 2011

Why I Want the Sun-Mar 200 Rotating Tumbler Compost Bin

When I began searching for the perfect composter I wanted one that fit my busy but green lifestyle:

  • simple to use
  • doesn't take a lot of effort to use
  • makes compost fast
  • holds enough material to suit my family's needs
  • makes compost collecting easy
  • won't make my yard an eyesore, and
  • is affordable
  • .
The Sun-Mar 200 Rotating Tumbler Composter is all that and a compostable bag of Sun-Chips!

The Sun-Mar 200 uses the company's patented double drum Autoflow® design. With Autoflow®, material goes in the top and exits out the side of the drum as filtered, finished compost.

Unique Features of the Sun-Mar 200 Compost Bin

  • compost discharges automatically as rotating the barrel allows finished compost to exit the exit port (only when the cap is removed)
  • no need to wait for a compost batch to finish to harvest compost thanks to the patented Autoflow® design
  • easy loadingthrough an easy-to-access sliding door
  • even easier turning with the barrel's elevated design
  • quick results as compost tumbles and mixes material and keeps the compost from becoming too hot
  • pest resistant keeping out unwanted neighborhood pests and keeping neighbors happy
Sun-Mar's composters are the best I've found!

P.S. I made this page in support of The Food For Everyone Foundation nonprofit organization. If you buy anything or enjoy an ad on this page, you'll be making a donation to charity for free.

How the Sun-Mar 200 Rotating Tumbler Composter Works: In Pictures

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The Sun-Mar 200 rotating tumbler composter is great for making garden and landscaping fertilizer by composting kitchen scraps and some cut up garden trimmings or as part of a complete green lifestyle.The Sun-Mar 200 and 400 rotating tumbler composters use Autoflow Technology to make creating and collecting compost a breeze. Compostable material enters the outer, larger drum. As the tumbler is rotated a scoop on the inner drum (not shown) collectsRemove finished compost by opening the output port, (located on the end of the composter and the end of the inner drum), rotating the drum, and allowing your finished garden gold to fall into a container.In the Sun-Mar 200, add compostable material by sliding the input door. Mix and aerate the compost by rotating the drum with the help of several finger friendly slots on the outside of the drum.
The Sun-Mar 200 rotating tumbler composter is great for making garden and landscaping fertilizer by composting kitchen scraps and some cut up garden trimmings or as part of a complete green lifestyle.
The Sun-Mar 200 rotating tumbler composter is great for making garden and landscaping fertilizer by composting kitchen scraps and some cut up garden trimmings or as part of a complete green lifestyle.
The Sun-Mar 200 and 400 rotating tumbler composters use Autoflow Technology to make creating and collecting compost a breeze. Compostable material enters the outer, larger drum. As the tumbler is rotated a scoop on the inner drum (not shown) collects
The Sun-Mar 200 and 400 rotating tumbler composters use Autoflow Technology to make creating and collecting compost a breeze. Compostable material enters the outer, larger drum. As the tumbler is rotated a scoop on the inner drum (not shown) collects
Remove finished compost by opening the output port, (located on the end of the composter and the end of the inner drum), rotating the drum, and allowing your finished garden gold to fall into a container.
Remove finished compost by opening the output port, (located on the end of the composter and the end of the inner drum), rotating the drum, and allowing your finished garden gold to fall into a container.
In the Sun-Mar 200, add compostable material by sliding the input door. Mix and aerate the compost by rotating the drum with the help of several finger friendly slots on the outside of the drum.
In the Sun-Mar 200, add compostable material by sliding the input door. Mix and aerate the compost by rotating the drum with the help of several finger friendly slots on the outside of the drum.
Decorative compost pails make taking scraps to the composter simpler and less frequent.
Decorative compost pails make taking scraps to the composter simpler and less frequent.

Avoid Frequent Trips to Your Outdoor Composter with a Decorative Compost Pail

A compost pail makes collecting and storing kitchen scraps and putting them in your tumbler simpler and more convenient.

As your family creates kitchen scraps place them in your nearby compost pail for easy short-term storing. When you're ready to place scraps in your composter take the pail of accumulated scraps all at the same time.

Most compost pails are decorative and come in a variety of styles for setting right on your kitchen counter. Most also come with charcoal filters for odor absorption in the case scraps are left in the pail for a lengthier amount of time.

Speed Up Your Compost With Compost Swift - a speed-boosting compost additive

Compost Swift Compost Additive
Compost Swift Compost Additive

Compost Swift is a mixture of aerobic bacteria and enzymes specifically formulated to speed the activity of aerobic bacteria in any backyard composter. Use it in your Sun-Mar to speed up the creation of your garden compost or to give it a speed boost in cold winter months.

Compost Swift is in concentrate form in a special dose-controlling 32 oz bottle.

 

Learn More About Composting With "Let It Rot!" - the composter's bible

The composter's bible, Let It Rot will change the way you look at your garbage. -Horticulture Review

A good general book for setting up a composting system. -Natural Health

This paperback thoroughly covers the subject, touching on various composting methods, types of containers, where to locate the compost heap, procedures and what to do with the finished product. -Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition) (Storey's Down-To-Earth Guides)
Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition) (Storey's Down-To-Earth Guides)

The composting book everyone talks about, Let It Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. The book contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition.

 

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