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Clever Recycled Compost Bins
Recycled Compots x 6
1 x Lift Pin (Complimentary)
6 x Compot Base – Recycled Black
6 x Compot Lid – Recycled Black
1 x Instructions
Clever Recycled Compost Bins x 6 are best suited to a three or four person household who have one or two family pets and just want waste disposal. They are all about waste disposal in your ornamental garden. You can put them in a veggie garden if you so desire though I personally would go for the green virgin Compots.
Some people prefer to use the recycled product because they are environmentally conscious but it actually takes more power and resources to make recycled plastic than it does to make the fresh virgin material. Most people are not aware of this and the cost difference to manufacture between the two products is very small. I personally recommend the green ones because they can be recycled into other products whereas the black ones degrade further with each recycle phase so their strength is not as good and the plastic becomes too soft to use for anything.
There is no product information on recycled plastic as it comes from many different sources and is generally referred to as “Kerbside Waste” The manufacturing process used to produce this product can only use recycled kerbside plastic or factory offcuts. Other recycled plastic materials used in many recycled products are not suitable for the process required to produce the Compot.
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 greenhouse methane 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.
Compot Height: 23cm
Compot Diameter: 24cm
Lid Height: 4cm
Lid Diameter: 23cm outer; 19.5cm inner
Combined Height: 26cm
Capacity: 10 liters per pot
Depth of hole to dig: 23cm
Box Dimensions for shipping: 26cm x 26cm x 37cm
Weight for shipping: 3kgs
Add 1 kg for each 1kg of garden products if added to an order
To post one Compot cost 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.
The updated website and shopping cart should automatically calculate any variations of products you add to your order and offer you the three cheapest options (one with signature required) so you can choose which option you prefer, be it courier or Australia Post. However, if this does not appear to happen then please call us (0467 006 529 / (07) 3358 3716) for a correct quote or continue to payment options. We will refund you any postage charges over and above what the real cost is when we calculate and book your order if it is more than $25.00. Otherwise I put some garden supplements or seeds in your order to compensate for any difference in the post. So don’t be put off by the post.
If for any reason you feel the postage to your area is excessive (and sometimes it is too remote areas) please email us so we can work something out for you. The updated website will now give you Australia Post and courier costs, but this still may be excessive. So, contact us to see how we can help.
Click here for instructions on how to calculate postage with Australia post – if you want to check the postage rates
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.
How To InstallLike the Green virgin eco-eze compots, you dig a hole and bury them in the ground, level with the top of the soil. Backfill around the pots and fill them with all your waste. Lock on the lid, cover with whatever you use in your garden to retain the moisture in the soil, except dirt or sugar cane mulch. Then let them rest till next time you want to add waste. Spread them around your ornamental garden and just keep topping them up.
How Many Clever Recycled Compost Bins Do I NeedAs a general rule of thumb I suggest one Compot per person and one for the garden for all your kitchen waste, but if including your animal waste I would add another one or two depending on how big your dog/dogs are and how much waste they produce. Having said that - If you produce a bucket of waste ever day you will most likely need more than one. And I find vegetarians need 2 per person and 2 for the garden simply because they are eating more fresh food and less processed food. To read greater details about how to use a Compot click here Green Compot x 1 Articles coming soon What can I put in my Compots with my dog waste (coming soon) What if my dogs want to dig it up (coming soon) Black Soldier Flies and Animal Waste (coming soon) Shop Black Recycled Compots Now Shop ABSeeds
The current manufacturer I use produces the recycled Compots with off cuts from the factory floor and a portion of virgin plastic to allow the product to hold together and produce a quality product. Previously, the quality was not as good so I would not guarantee the Black Compots. But now I will guarantee the Black Compots for the same period as the green ones (2 years). They will still be slightly weaker than the green ones so ideally avoid standing on them if you can. They are excellent for use in the Above Ground Method or any raised garden bed where you are not likely to walk on the pots and will work just the same as the green ones.
In the past the Recycled Compots have been made from a mixture of plastic (called Kerbside Plastic) which could potentially leach chemicals into the soil all depending on what the plastic was used for before it was recycled. These older products are not currently produced but may be used if there is not enough off cuts from the factory floor. The manufacturing process used to produce this product can only use recycled kerbside plastic or factory offcuts or virgin material. Other recycled plastic materials used in many recycled products are not suitable for the process required to produce the Compot.
The Black Recycled Compots are not as strong as the green virgin plastic Compots. As mentioned you can break the tabs on the lid if you stand on them but they are much stronger than previous stock and should last as long as the virgin green ones. Both can easily be recycled at a time when they finally fall apart.
I now guarantee the Black Recycled Compots and the potential of chemicals leaching into the soil is limited and depends on where the recycled plastic comes from. If a large quantity of “Kerbside Plastic” is used there is the potential of chemicals leaching into the soil. So it all depends on what the manufacturer uses in his factory. Just for you information – it is impossible to know if the recycled plastic was made from plastic containers which previously held poisonous material. Testing each batch of recycled plastic is not likely to happen due to the cost involved in the testing process.
However I can guarantee that the new Black Recycled eco-eze Compots will not leach chemicals into the soil so you can safely place them around your veggies or fruit trees.
The choice is yours in the end. The green ones can be recycled when you are finished with them. The Black ones get weaker with each recycle phase until the plastic is no longer useable. The Black Recycled Compots can be recycled at the end of their useful life in your garden.
Recycled Compots x 6
How it works
We want to help you and make your life easier. So we compiled all the instructions on how to use our eco-eze compot. The detailed guide contains a few simple steps to install a Compot, fill a Compot, propagate with a Compot, empty a Compot or move a Compot.
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When I started this journey in 2009, I found nothing existed commercially, that was reasonably priced and easy to use. There was a homemade system which I also found was not that user-friendly.
Then a friend of mine told me about a homemade method she used. However, when I tried her method, I found this also didn’t suit my needs, as it too had flaws that I considered where important. It did not keep vermin out, did not have a lockable lid and (to me) looked unsightly in the garden.
Frequently Asked Questions
YES. Absolutely you can fill it with just worm friendly scraps if that is what you prefer, but you will have to separate all your scraps into two piles. I personally don’t have time to fiddle with separating food waste and just toss it all in together. One thing though – you may find the Compot will need emptying more often as the worms try to fill the pot up with soil and their castings. But you will have beautiful compost more regularly to harvest if this is your aim and your Compot will be full of worms.
There is no need to water your Compots specifically. When you water your garden water will naturally go into the Compot through the holes and this is a good thing as it will keep the contents nice and moist.
If, however, you found your pots were really dry and the waste was not decomposing at all then you might want to add some water to soften the waste to help the decomposition process along. Dry contents can occur when you don’t cover your Compots with leaves, or hay etc because the hot sun gets in, in summer, and dries the contents out, dehydrating the waste rather than decomposing it. Much the same as if you were to throw your waste out onto an open lawn without burying it. The same will happen in winter but this time it is the cold air drying out or freezing the contents.
You can fill your Compot with any biodegradable waste from your kitchen. IE: Anything that will break down. EG: Meat, citrus, onions, oil, dairy, eggs, coffee grounds, tea and tea bags, paper towel, old nuts, pasta, bread, cooked food of any sort, wastewater (with or without detergent), milk, cream, yogurt, and anything else you can find in your kitchen that you would normally eat or throw in your council bin, aside from the obvious; glass, plastic, metal etc. So literally everything that you produce in the kitchen that is biodegradable.
Everything will decompose – even doggie doo (un-medicated preferably unless you are putting this waste by a big tree or unused part of your garden). No doggie doo in your veggie patch either.
The time it takes to decompose will just depend on the density of the food, the time of the year, and whether you are relying on all the elements to decompose your waste or just worms.
If you only want to fill your Compot with worm friendly scraps, then you need to leave out most of what I just said you could put in the Compot. It’s up to you how you want to use your Compot and what you feed it. But I find it more efficient to fill it with everything. Just do what is best for you. See other tips and tricks about ways to make it work faster.