Batch Composting is Here with the Rotator Compost Tumbler
The Rotator Compost Tumbler takes the backbreaking effort out of
turning your compost. You won't need to struggle with forks or shovels,
trying to tear apart a packed, root bound, brick of material.
The large capacity compost drum rotates on a stable base providing
quick and easy mixing. Just turn it about once a week to keep oxygen,
nutrients, microorganisms and moisture evenly distributed throughout
the developing batch. The Rotator Compost Tumbler arrives fully
assembled so you won't spend frustrating hours putting it together, and
it's low-to-the-ground profile means you won't need to lift materials
high in the air to fill it. With this simple design, you can begin
turning your garden and kitchen waste into valuable organic soil in
Size: 36" Long x 29" High, x 29" Deep
Capacity: 12 Cubic Feet
Weight: 37 Pounds
- Recessed handles on sides of drum provide easy turning
- Handles act as agitators on inside of drum to help mix
- Low to ground for easy filling. No heavy lifting or
spilling messy debris while trying to fill.
- Load bearing points on base allow composting drum to rotate
freely, while base keeps drum cradled for easy rotation in place.
- Large 16 inch twist lid for loading large batches, closes
securely to prevent access from animals or pets.
- 72 aeration openings on ends allow air flow within batch,
and quick composting action.
- Door fitted with 2 way vent.
- Virtually animal-proof.
- Rich black color retains heat from sun for quicker
- Made from 100% recycled polyethylene plastic.
Doesn't leach into your compost!
- Made in the USA.
Rotator Composter Jr. Specifications:
Size: 32.8" Long x 29" High, x 29" Deep
Capacity: 7 Cubic Feet
Weight: 30 Pounds
Lid: 12 inch Twist Lid
with The Rotator Compost Tumbler:
Favorable composting conditions can turn garden, yard and household
waste into nutritious plant fertilizer in just a few weeks, and a well
mixed compost batch enhances the interaction of ingredients and
microbes to speed nature's process. Turning your compost increases air
circulation and distributes material and moisture evenly - two
important parts of the compost equation.
We’ve created the Rotator Compost Tumbler to help
make your composting efforts easier. With stationary composters,
material is added in layers, and “turning” the
compost pile is difficult and often a smelly, messy project. As
ingredients are added, layers pack down and germinating seeds produce
fibrous roots throughout the stack. These roots lock together forming a
brick of matter that’s hard to break apart - even when the
batch is finished. These stagnant layers can keep hot (biologically
active) and cold (biologically inactive) areas from digesting for long
periods of time.
By placing the rotating bin of the Rotator Compost Tumbler on
it’s base, you’ll be able to turn your batch
without the backbreaking task of moving material with forks or shovels.
Frequent turning greatly speeds up the composting of materials and also
prevents “germinating roots” from
“webbing” the batch into a solid brick.
are some other basics that can help your
- Use about 1/3 green, and 2/3 brown ingredients. This recipe
will keep a good heat/moisture level for optimum organic reaction.
Moisture of compost should be similar to that of a damp sponge - too
much water cools the batch, and too little reduces micro-biotic action.
You can add water or green materials when too dry - add brown materials
if too wet.
- Grass clippings add heat and moisture, but too many will
make a wet, stinky mess. Add them carefully (you also can let them dry
a day or two before adding).
- Never add animal products such as meat, milk
products, bones or eggs (washed egg shells are the exception).
- Although cattle and horse manure are good additives, never
add pet waste to your compost.
- Add a handful of dirt about once a week to introduce new
microbes that will act as "compost activators"
- Turn your compost. Mixing compost will distribute moisture
and materials evenly, and circulate air within the batch. Do this
whenever you fill the composter, and about once each week.
Your compost batch will shrink as it breaks down, and you can
continue adding materials until the batch becomes too heavy for
turning. Stop adding new material to your composter about 2-4 weeks
before you plan to remove your finished compost batch.
The Rotator Compost Tumbler arrives fully
is backed by a 1 year manufacturing defect warranty.
Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery.