These easy recycled compost bins are great for a single person or anyone with a small garden, a small pet or produces a small amount of waste.
Or you may live in a unit and have a small courtyard, a small inbuilt garden on a balcony or a designated space in a unit block garden.
Make sure you have permission from the body corporate to use a space in the common garden.
If it’s in your backyard you can move them around your garden if you want but it is probably not necessary in a small garden.
Make sure you cover your Compots with straw or hay or leaves or sugar cane mulch once you have filled them up.
This is because in a small area you don’t want to run the risk of any odours invading your space. I personally love shredded bamboo if you can get your hands on any of this product.
There should be no smell if you are doing it right.
If not you need to call me so I can work out where you are going wrong.
Most likely it is your soil that is the problem and perhaps needs some minor adjustments on how the Compot will work in your kind of soil.
If this occurs you must call me.
Is there an odour?
There should be no odour that you can smell.
This is another good reason to cover your pots with something so the odour (which you can’t smell) does not attract house flies.
The last thing you want is house flies in your small courtyard.
A good ground cover is sugar cane mulch, leaves, shredded bamboo, and grass clippings if you have any.
Grass clippings are my favorite because they are the cheapest and provide a great cover for your soil.
Just spread them all around your garden a couple of inches thick.
Not too thick because you want them to break down quickly and not burn any of your plants.
As 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 (and you) produce.
What can I put in my Compots with my dog waste (coming soon)
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 26cm
Weight for shipping: 2kgs
Add 1 kg for each 1kg of garden products if added to an order.
The Black Recycled Compots are made from recycled product. They are not as strong as the green virgin plastic You can break the tabs on the lid if you stand on them and they may not last as long as the virgin green ones which can be recycled at a time when they finally fall apart.
I cannot guarantee the black recycled Compots will not leach chemicals into the soil as it is impossible to know what the plastic container held before it became recycled plastic. There may be nothing in them but unless you test every batch of plastic you can’t know for sure. This testing is not likely to happen due to the cost involved as they would have to test every batch.
I have customers who have them in their veggie garden but I cannot recommend it. Nor can I guarantee these pots as they are weaker than the green virgin Compots.
But the choice is yours in the end. The green ones can be recycled when you are finished with them. The Black ones can’t as they are already recycled.
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There is no product information on recycled plastic as it comes from many different sources.
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, reduced council waste and therefore reduce 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.
The Black Recycled Compots are exactly the same as the green virgin Compots except they are made out of recycled plastic. You still use them the same way by burying them in the ground and filling them with all your waste and covering them with a suitable garden cover.
They are however not as strong as the virgin green compots and you cannot stand on them or the tabs may break, therefore I do not guarantee the black recycled Compots. If you have little children running around your garden I personally would recommend the green Compots.
They are really good if you just want them for waste disposal or for animal waste disposal. If using them for your animal waste you should put them in your ornamental garden rather than a veggie patch because in our western cultures we medicate our pets too much so you never know what is in their poop. Plus you don’t know if chemicals might leach out of the recycled plastic either. So I don’t recommend you put them in a veggie garden, but rather around your ornamental plants.
I have customers that have them in veggie gardens but that is their choice. In the end, it is up to you. But this is still better than throwing the waste and poop in your council bin which generally makes it stink quite badly, especially animal poop. Unless of course, you have wrapped it up in a few plastic bags creating another problem with plastic bags.
For best results mix all your kitchen waste in with your animal waste and any wastewater you have. Animal waste cannot be eaten by the worms if it is too dry. So save any wastewater you can and toss it in your Compot with your kitchen waste as well. The Soldier flies will eat your doggie doos along with all your kitchen waste. And the worms will finish it all off once the Soldier Flies have vacated.
If you want to harvest soil out of them be sure to let them sit for 4 to 6 weeks to be sure all the animal waste has decomposed.