With an urban compost tumbler you can reduce your use of your indoor garbage disposal and do something good for the environment. These simple and efficient devices are a great way of recycling leftover kitchen scraps and the resulting compost provides you with free soil amendments that you can use in your yard or garden.
Instead of traditional compost bins that require steady effort and constant checks to make sure the contents are decomposing properly the urban compost tumbler does most of the work for you. These are so easy to operate that anyone can use them from younger children to senior citizens.
You no longer have to wait months at a time to generate garden compost if you have an urban compost tumbler in your backyard. When you use one of these tumblers as directed you can create compost in just a few weeks and there is no backbreaking work involved.
It all begins with the types of materials that you are going to add to your urban compost tumbler. Never use any cooking oil, bones or meat scraps in your compost scraps because these will not break down effectively and meats attract rodents as well as cats and dogs.
Use organic scraps that are soft and will break down easily. Vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, and peelings from apples or pears are good choices to add to any compost container. These are considered to be “green” scraps. You must also add “brown” scraps to the tumbler. “Brown” scraps are grass clippings, pine straw and leaves. You should have at least 2/3 brown material for every 1/3 of green material for best results.
The heat will be generated inside the closed urban compost tumbler. The decomposing materials will become hot as they start to breakdown and the heat is intensified by the rays of the sun beating down on the dark plastic container. This is a natural and necessary process that will help create the compost at a fairly rapid rate.
Moisture is also important for fastest production of quality compost. You can open the bin to check that there is adequate water present. It only takes a small amount of moisture and you may not have to add any water except once or twice a week. A lot of the needed water will be present in the kitchen scraps you place in your urban compost tumbler.
Turning the urban compost tumbler is the last step that you will have to do. This should be done every 2-3 days at the very least. This will keep the contents moving and help make sure that all of the material is breaking down at roughly the same rate. If you are using more traditional compost bins you would have to turn the contents with a pitchfork or shovel but with a compost tumbler you just give the handle a few spins and your work is done.
When the material has broken down you will be left with handfuls of brown, odor free compost that you can place in your flower beds or vegetable gardens. This compost will allow you to grow bumper crops of veggies or spectacular flowering plants. iced coffee glass