Why Use Outdoor Composting Bins?
Most composting beginners start with a pile in the garden, which can get messy. Layering green composting material (food scraps) and brown composting material (yard waste) in a compost pile is the easiest method, but it is too susceptible to the elements. The process of making finished compost means there will be a smell as the organic materials break down.
Compost bins are the best solution because they keep the compost in a smaller area, which takes up less space and is not an eyesore in your backyard garden. They also offer better protection against extreme heat, excessive moisture, fruit flies, and other critters, whether it be traditional or worm composting.
Outdoor composters provide an ideal environment for decomposition as well. These bins are designed to provide adequate airflow and drainage through aeration holes, which are essential in producing good compost for your garden plants.
They also hasten the decomposition process, making it possible for you to collect your valuable compost more quickly. There are even bins designed with up to four trays/layers to make adding more organic materials and harvesting your own compost an easier task.
What to Look for in an Outdoor Compost Bin
Because there are so many options available, finding the right one can be a challenge. From an easy clean compost bin to large capacity industrial bins with stainless steel construction, there is one for whatever you might need.
Uncle Jim suggests the following features to look for:
- Weather resistant: Because it is for outdoor use, it should be able to handle both hot, dry weather as well as cold rainy ones.
- Ventilation holes: Composting requires aeration to allow for the breakdown process of food waste and other organic material. Fresh air is also needed by your worms if you opt for vermicomposting so those air holes are a must!
- Lid/Removable door: This will help with odor control as well as allow easy access to aerating and collecting compost.
- Sturdy material: Grass clippings, shredded newspaper, coffee grounds, banana peels, and other organic mater can be heavy, so the bin’s material must be strong enough to hold it all.
So, what are you holding out for? Buy an outdoor composter today and aide in reducing landfill waste! If you’re looking for an indoor compost bin or worm factory supplies, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is reach out, and we will gladly assist you.