Barrel Composter Review:
Pippa Bell Ader and her husband, David use this composter. It is small as compared to some composters but does the job. Inedible food scraps are placed into one side of the 2 sided composter, and the composter is rotated regularly. Once that side is full of food scraps it is left alone, and the other side is filled. By the time the second side is full, the first side is ready to be used as compost! (Do not place animal-based food scraps, such as meat, bones, cheese into the home composter).
FCMP Outdoor IM4000 Tumbling Composter, 37 gallon, Black
- The original 8 sided dual chamber tumbling composter. Beware imitations.
- Tumbling composter – avoid digging and mixing your compost pile by hand. The tumbling design makes mixing easy and efficient. Just close the door and turn it 5-6 times every 2-3 days. In hot sunny conditions and with a proper balance of ingredients the compost can finish in as little as 2 weeks.
- Easy to use – fantastic for beginners! The large openings and removable door make it easy to add Scraps/clippings and remove finished compost. Deep Fins on the body provide great ergonomic handholds.
- Two composter chambers are better than one – two separate sides allow the first side to finish while leaving the second side Available to add fresh Scraps/clippings. Continuously swapping sides after finishing will create an uninterrupted flow of rich, healthy compost. Total capacity 37 gallons (5 cu Ft)
- Excellent aeration – all our composter models feature aeration holes as well as deep Fins to break up clumps inside the chamber and mix lots of oxygen into the compost. Tumbling composters allow far greater aeration than standard models.
- Durable construction – BPA free, UV inhibited, 100% post-consumer recycled polypropylene is contact safe and will not degrade under direct sunlight. The galvanized steel frame is corrosion resistant.
Here is the brief video Pippa made on how to assemble this barrel composter:
And here are the written instructions
You will need these tools: 10mm wrench, Philips head screwdriver
Contact Pippa at ZeroWaste@SustainableWestport.org to borrow these (disinfected) tools and for assembly assistance.