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Small Compost Bin - Compot & Lid x 1

Compot & Lid x 1

$35.00

Small Compost Bin

Inclusions:
1 x Lift Pin (Complimentary)
1 x Compot Base – Green Virgin material
1 x Compot Lid – Green Virgin material
Instructions

Small Compost Bin

This small compost bin called a Compot is the ideal solution for anyone with a small garden or who generates only a small amount of kitchen waste.
No more smelly council bins and no more freezing food before rubbish day.
‘ALL’ your kitchen waste can be put inside the Compot.

In fact, anything biodegradable can be put inside your Compot.
Instead of a large compost bin taking up valuable space in your garden you can install a small compost bin that will cater to all your needs.
Plus it is invisible in your garden.

So what can I compost?

You can compost all the usual worm friendly waste. Plus meat, citrus, onions, oil, dairy, eggs, bones, coffee, tea bags, prawns, fish, paper towel you might wipe a frying pan out with, and even animal waste.
Literally anything biodegradable.
There is nothing stopping you from putting paper or cardboard in there either. But I think this is a waste of good composting space and it takes a long time to decompose.

What makes it work?

The Compot works on a roughly 6 different elements – the main one and most important are the Soldier Fly.
These amazing little bugs will devour anything and everything you throw at them.

What is a Soldier Fly? (coming soon)

The worms with this system live outside the pot in the surrounding soil.
Here they get all the morsels leached off the food as the Soldier Fly Larvae devour the waste.
They will come into the pot if the Soldier Flies have vacated after they have had their fill and pupated to become more Soldier Flies.

Sometimes you will find the worms and Soldier Flies in there together but only if the Soldier Fly Larvae are in small numbers.
Usually, the Soldier Fly Larvae crowd out the worms and in a worm farm, they often eat the worms.
But in this system, the worms have somewhere to escape – the soil.
So you never have to worry about your worms dying with this Small Compost Bin Solution.

The rest of the elements all do their bit as they all work in unison together.
If one element is not available (eg worms) then the others will still do the work.
This can create varying degrees of decomposition as can the weather, your soil type, bugs and bacteria in your soil, how moist the contents are, and whether the inside environment is right to keep them all happy.
But it’s super easy to keep them happy.

How do I keep them happy?

Ideally, when you lock on the reversible lid it is preferable to cover the lid with whatever you use in your garden to keep the moisture in your soil.
This might be grass clippings (my favourite), straw, sugar cane mulch, coconut fibre, shredded bamboo (another favourite), hay, Lucerne, leaves, or mulch.

The general rule is anything but dirt as it needs to breathe. Covering the lid keeps the hot air out in summer and the cold air out in winter.
You don’t have to cover your pot but you will find it works more efficiently.

Covering and Uncovering your Compots (coming soon)

Even though this is a small compost bin it is incredibly efficient and you might be pleasantly surprised when you see how fast your waste disappears.
And it is super easy to fill with the wide opening so you don’t have to chop anything up like you do with worm farms.
Naturally, some things you might need to chop up, like a cauliflower base – it all depends on what you eat.

Then all you do is keep topping it up whenever you want and it will look after itself.
You don’t need to wait for everything to decompose before you top it up.

How many do I need?

If you are a household of more than one person you will need more than one Compot.
A good rule of thumb is one per person and one for the garden.
Because it is a small compost bin it actually works faster than larger compost bins.
Depending on the amount of waste you produce you may never need anymore, but if you do you can always buy more.

Ideally, plant a few around your garden and rotate filling them.
By the time you get back to the first one, it will be well and truly ready to take more of your waste.
The waste disappears into the surrounding soil so you don’t need to collect and spread soil as you do with a traditional Compost Bins.
The worms will move around the garden from pot to pot and spread their castings as they go. So much less work for you.

If you want to collect and harvest soil you can.
Just let one sit for 4 to 6 weeks without topping it up and it will turn into beautiful rich composted soil that is easy to scoop out with your hand or a trowel.
This occurs quicker than a traditional compost bin and is easier to collect.

If you don’t like filling them with everything from your kitchen you can choose to fill them with just worm friendly food only as you would in a worm farm compost bin.
The choice is yours and you will soon work out what’s best for your situation.

Remember. ..Just… Fill…Forget…Refill…when ready.

Related Articles

8 Composting Methods
12 things to consider when choosing a composter
Quick Comparison Guide of Direct Composters
Life Cycle of a Black Soldier Fly

Specifications:

Compot Height: 23cm
Compot Diameter: 24cm
Lid Height: 4cm
Lid Diameter: 23cm outer; 19.5cm inner
Combined Height: 26cm
Capacity: 10 litres per pot
Depth of hole to dig: 23cm
Box Dimensions for shipping: 26cm x 26cm x 25cm
Weight for shipping: 2kgs
Add 1 kg for each 1 kg of garden products if added to an order

 

The green Compots are made from virgin plastic material that should last you roughly 10 years plus in the garden.  There are no harmful chemicals in this material and it should not break if you stand on the lid.  The lid will usually push into the pot rather than break.  If you hit it with a rotary hoe (as one customer did) it will no doubt get chopped up.  The lid is designed to take the weight of a 50 Kg child who might run across it.  I personally have jumped on them and the lid usually just pushes inside the Compot Base.  The product is guaranteed for 2 years under normal circumstances, but it should last much longer than 2 years so you get many valuable years use out of your Compots.

 

POSTAGE COSTS:
To post one Compot costs the same as three Compots (unless you live in Brisbane where the rates are generally less than most other areas) so consider the postage costs when you order to get the best value out of your post.

After 3 Compots it costs roughly the same to post up to 14 Compots  depending on where you live.   You can test different bundles for postage costs by entering your suburb details and requesting a quote.   Just don’t follow through with the order.   Try another bundle to compare postage costs, and then make your choice on the bundle you want.   Or call us if you can’t work this out.

Please be aware of excessive postage as the program will charge you for every bundle you purchase if ordering two different bundles.   This is easily resolved with a custom quote or by calling us.   If you make a mistake with the postage we refund you the difference or you can top up your order with some garden supplements if it is a small amount.

 

If for any reason you feel the postage to your area is excessive (and sometimes it is too remote areas) please email us or go to this link at Australia post  and check if the postage is better using the box dimensions and weight listed above, plus your area code and suburb, and our area code and suburb (4005 New Farm).

Click here for instructions on how to calculate postage with Australia post.

If you get no satisfaction with the post then please call us or email us and see if we can’t help you get a better deal.

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General Info:

The Compot is a clever, easy to use direct compost solution designed to dispose of all your kitchen waste. It can be adapted to suit any size garden, either large or small. It is meant to make composting easy while nourishing your garden without the usual hard work that composting requires.

The design of the Compot allows you to fill it with all your kitchen waste including meat, citrus, onions, oil, dairy and basically anything biodegradable including animal waste without needing to chop it up into little pieces like you have to do with worm composting. And you don’t have to keep digging holes unless of course, you want to move them around your garden every 6 months or so. But that is more work.

And all you have to do is keep topping it up or refilling it whenever you have any waste. There is no need to wait for everything to decompose. Just toss more waste on top of the old waste, lock on the lid and cover with anything but dirt.
Simply…Fill… Forget… Refill.

Ideally, plant a few around your garden and rotate filling them. By the time you get back to the first one, it will be well and truly ready to take more of your waste.

Plus it is super easy to harvest soil if you want to use the soil for your potted plants.

Just let one sit for 4 to 6 weeks without topping it up and it will turn into beautiful rich composted soil that is easy to scoop out with your hand or a trowel.

If you don’t like filling them with everything from your kitchen you can choose to fill them with just worm friendly food only. The choice is yours. Work out what works best for you.

 

Related Articles:
8 Composting Methods
Life Cycle of a Black Soldier Fly

 

Product Information:

Click here for Technical Specifications of the product.  About 10 pages

 

All care is taken to produce a quality product that will work for you all day every day giving you many years of satisfaction, as well as naturally fertilizing your garden, reducing council waste and therefore reducing methane greenhouse gas emissions.

Please see our returns and refunds policy if you are not satisfied with your purchase but please call us first.    It is very rare for the Compot not to work and you might just need a little extra information.

Or check out our FAQs and Tips and Tricks page.