We compost waste outdoors in our experimental composting station. Here's how we do it -
By composting and recycling, a lot less garbage goes to landfill. It is easy to make it a habit, and it makes a big difference!
The added bonus is that the compost makes our garden and we don't need to use as many chemicals, fertilizers and water.
There are different types of outdooor composters.
Advantage: inexpensive, and stay in one spot.
Disadvantage: the compost is hard to turn
|Look for plans to make wooden composters on the internet|
Don't use treated wood, or pallets as they may leach toxic chemicals into the compost.
We're using one of these.
Purchased Stationary Composters
|The Earth Machine Composters|
|All Green Tera Garden Composter|
Home Hardware $100
Advantages: cheap (under $100), the dark absorbs heat for better composting
Disadvantages: hard to turn the compost
Green Cone Composters
There are interesting composters that can turn, making the food waste turn into compost much faster and more easily. We are trying these three. Kids love turning them!
Advantages: easy to turn
Disadvantages: expensive ($100-$500).
If at school, they need to be fenced, or they'll be vandalized.
|Natura Tumbling Composter|
$110, Home Hardware
|Mark's Choice Green Tumbling Composter, |
200L, $200 Home Hardware
|Sun-Mar horizontal rotating composter|
The finished compost comes out the end
$329 at Home Hardware