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In-Ground eco-eze composter
Compot & Lid x 6
1 x Lift Pin (Complimentary)
6 x Compot Base – Green Virgin material
6 x Compot Lid – Green Virgin material
1 x Instructions
In-Ground eco-eze composter (compost in a pot) can turn any biodegradable smelly waste into sensational soil. It can be scaled up from a very small garden to any size garden with any amount of household waste, be it small quantities or large quantities. You won’t have to deal with smelly council bins or freezing food before rubbish day. No need to turn and very little maintenance required.
Six is a great number to start with if you are a family of 3 or 4 people. You may never need any more but if you do you can just order more. Or split the bundle between two people and save.
‘ALL’ your kitchen waste can be put inside this fast efficient composter system including meat, citrus, onions, oil, dairy, and anything that will break done – even doggie doos. Literally anything biodegradable can be put inside your pots up to 10 litres if you follow my instructions and soaked your waste. You don’t have to soak your waste if you are using it for worm friendly waste only but if you have wild animals in your garden you will find you do need to soak your waste. Read up on this in FAQs and Tips and Tricks. Or read an in depth description on the eco-eze compot x 1
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.
Compot Height: 23cm
Compot Diameter: 24cm
Lid Height: 4cm
Lid Diameter: 23cm outer; 19.5cm inner
Combined Height: 37cm
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 1 kg of garden products that you might add to an order
In-Ground eco-eze composter 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 of use out of your Compots.
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.
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 to 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.
So where do the worms live?The worms with this system live outside the pot in the surrounding soil. Here they get all the left over morsels leached off the food as the Soldier Fly Larvae devour your waste. The worms will come into the pot if the Soldier Flies have vacated after consuming as much of your waste as they can. If you have a raised garden bed then you can (in most instances) safely use your pot for just worms with worm friendly food. But if you find something it trying to get into your post to get the fresh waste then you know you need to soak your scraps to ferment the waste. The fermentation smell should keep those unwanted garden critters away, even ants. Though ants really don't like really wet soil thus really wet compost is just as much a turn off to them as saturated wet soil. If your soil is a bit dry it is a perfect breeding ground for ants. Keep your pots moist by continually topping them up with your waste and the ants won't get a chance to breed up in your pots. Sometimes you will find the worms and Soldier Flies in the pots together, but only if the Soldier Fly Larvae are in small numbers. The rest of the elements all do their bit as they all work separately or in unison, to compost your waste. If one element is not available (eg Soldier Fly Larvae) then the other elements will still do the work. It is just a matter of working out how best to use the eco-eze compot in your garden and whether you put it in-ground or above ground.
In-Ground eco-eze composter is a clever, easy to use, in-ground, 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 such as 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. That to me is too much 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 or sugar cane mulch.
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 rest 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. It turns your smelly waste into sensational soil.
If you don’t like filling your pots with everything from your kitchen you can choose to fill them with just “worm friendly” food only. It is slower with worms and you can’t compost everything. Only worm friendly waste. You run the risk of attracting vermin with fresh worm friendly waste. If you find something digging around your pots you know you need to switch to soaking your scraps and attracting the Soldier Flies. Though I have been told from customers they never have issues in raised garden beds. Every situation is different. The choice is yours. Work out what works best for you.
Compot & Lid 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.
More About Us
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.