The Compost Wizard Eco Square is a lightweight, square-shaped, no-frills standing compost bin. This rugged composter has a 100-gallon capacity and is made to be long-lasting and weatherproof. Setting up this composter couldn't be easier - it snaps together without tools. Once you've got it put together you can immediately start composting and can expect fresh compost in as little as one month. The ease of setup and use makes this bin the perfect choice for someone who is a beginner to composting, or for anyone who wants to begin their composting journey without making a large investment in time or money.
- Latching lid and two side-hatches for easy access
- Reinforced design that aids in aeration
- Gravity-fed composting
- Black color absorbs heat, which encourages the composting process
- Safe for pets and children
When assembled, this composter is 32.8' (H) x 29" (W) x 29" (D) and weighs 12 lbs.
Once your composter is assembled, place in your garden or some sunny location. You can begin composting immediately. Composting can take anywhere from 1-12 months, depending on materials being composted and environmental factors. Small shredded materials decompose faster. Run your lawnmower over pine needles or leaves and cut up kitchen scraps to speed up the composting process.
When composting is complete, use as mulch in your garden, spread it on your lawn, or combine it with potting soil to use nearly anywhere.
Three Rules of Composting:
- Use quality materials and the proper ratio of greens to brown (1:2). See Instructions for more information on greens and browns.
- Keep consistently moist - mix should feel like a damp sponge
- Good air circulation is important - turn the compost every few days to improve aeration
Compost Mix does not heat up:
- Mix is too wet - add dry browns.
- Mix is too dry - add water
- Mix ratio is off - check green/brown ratio and add accordingly
- Ammonia smell means too much nitrogen (greens) - add dry browns
- Putrid smell (like rotten eggs) means mix is too wet and/or doesn't have enough oxygen - add dry browns to absorb excess moisture, turn compost and open air vent
Problems with pests/insects:
- Rodents are attracted to meat and fatty foods - remove them
- Flies/insects are attracted to uncovered wastes, especially kitchen scraps - mix or cover with brown material or finished compost
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No tools are needed to assemble this composter - it easily snaps together in minutes. Illustrated instructions for assembly can be found under the DOCS tab.
Setting up your composter:
Select a location that's flat, convenient to access and will get hot (usually in direct sunlight)
What to put in your composter:
The composting process works best by mixing nitrogen-rich moist greens with carbon-rich dry browns.in a ratio of approximately 2 parts brown to 1 part green.
Greens are usually moist and include:
Kitchen scraps, fresh grass clippings, coffee grinds, plants and tea leaves (loose, not the bags)
Browns are usually dry and include:
Dry leaves and sticks, shredded newspaper, straw/hay, sawdust and dryer lint,
Do not compost:
Meats/fats/bones, trash, plastic, dairy products, wood or charcoal ashes, treated plants/wood, glossy paper, diseased plants/wood, weeds that have gone to seed and cat or dog (and other carnivores) waste. This is not a complete list - it is recommended that you reference a trusted source for a more thorough list.
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What's In The Package:
4 side pieces, 2 lid pieces, 12 corner clips and 2 hinges