The Aerobin has only been on the market for a few years but is fast becoming the compost bin of choice in many backyards. There are many reasons for this which include its size, its good looks and its ease of use. Where as many compost bins on the market are of too small in size, the Aerobin holds a full 400 litres of composting material which is one of the secrets way it works so well. You need a large bulk of material to get the microbes active and generating a lot of heat. Because the Aerobin has thick insulated walls, this heat is retained and helps to speed up the decomposition of the organic waste.
Aerobin Is The Leader In Home Waste Management Composting Systems
As with all composting, a variety of ingredients are vital for both the breaking down process and for suppling a range of nutrients to the plants. When loading an Aerobin, it’s a good idea to gather all the organic matter you have and mix it a little before adding. This will help put high nitrogen content material next to high carbon material which will help the process get started very quickly. It’s a bit like mixing a cake but if you were to put thick layers of each material, they will sit for sometime before starting to break down.
The Aerobin Doesn’t Need Forking Or Turning
It’s important to keep moisture levels up. The Aerobin has a diverter under the lid which helps re-direct moisture back into the mix. Now and again you may add a watering can of water, just depending on the moisture content of the organic waste added. Aerobins also have a leachate collecting sump at the base which can be drained off and this rich liquid watered down and used as a fertiliser on your plants.
Aerobin wins my vote due to ease of access. The lid of the Aerobin covers the whole top area so it’s easy to add new material. Then, when the Aerobin has done its magic, a door on either side at the bottom can be lifted off and the finished compost removed. Compost is one of the richest organic soil conditioners we can give to our plants and now, making it with the Aerobin is easy to do.