Best Compost Bins of May 2017 – Reviews & Buyers Guide
Composting may not be the most manly thing, but if you are a gardener like my wife and I are, it’s pretty awesome. Let’s talk about what we consider to be the best compost bins…
We’re big fans of having a compost pile mainly because it replicates mother natures natural recycling plan, but it actually happens at a much quicker rate if you’ve got the proper conditions. Basically, it starts out as a stinky blob of trash and dirty waste, but there are some really awesome and easy compost system that you simply put the waste in to decompose, let it sit for awhile, and viola you’ve got some fantastic natural garden fertilizer!
The Two Essentials To Composting
Heat is fantastic at assisting both of these, and combined with moisture can aeration can turn the crummiest potting soil into some fantastic gardening soil that is fungi, bacteria, and earthworm rich.
Top 5 Compost Bins & Tumblers
Yimby Black Composter
|37 Gallons||100% Recycled Plastic & Steel||2 Chamber Tumbler|
Redmon Green Culture Composter
|65 Gallons||80% Recycled Plastic||Bin|
Deluxe Pyramid Composter
|90 Gallons||100% Recycled Plastic||Bin|
Presto Products Geobin
|216 Gallons||50% Recycled Plastic||Bin|
Bins Vs Tumblers, What Should I Use?
Some folks use multiple bins and rotate them to keep fresh compost year round, so you can certainly do that and to accommodate yourself to the different growing seasons.
Yimby Black Composter: Editor’s Top Pick
This is one of the most popular compost tumblers out there, and we can happily recommend it. This is a single chamber compost tumbler, but is two in one. You can have one processing compost, while pressing another one. Basically the two cyclinder inputs allow you to rotate so you never run out. It’s capable of tumbling a whopping 37 gallons worth of compost at a given time.
Built in HDPE panels are used to absorb and retain the heat needed to create humidity to prosper growth.
- Size: 36 x 31 x 28 inches
- Weight: 80 lbs
- Material: Light weight HDPE Panels
- Feature: Dual turning chambers
Presto Products Geobin: The Budget Friendly Option
We’ve voted this the most affordable compost bin because it is! You can find it for under a hundred dollars at multiple online stores including Home Depot. It’s great for storing yard waste and is definitely the composer bin for leaves and grass clippings.
It’s extremely easy to access with a huge opening just as about any bin does. It’s light at under 10 lbs which means you can easily move it around your yard if need be. The big thing to keep in mind when using a bin is that properly laying and developing a proper and rich humus.
- Size: 3.5 foot diameter x 36 inches height, (216 gallon capacity)
- Weight: 7 lbs
- Material: Light-weight plastic
- Feature: Easy accessible opening & adjustable size