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Introduction to Composting    
Compost MixerComposting is the decomposition of plant remains and other once-living materials to make an earthy, dark, crumbly substance that is excellent for adding to houseplants or enriching garden soil. It is the way to recycle your yard and kitchen wastes, and is a critical step in reducing the volume of garbage needlessly sent to landfills for disposal. It's easy to learn how to compost. Composting can even be done, cleanly and unobtrusively, indoors in apartment buildings and condominiums!

You can contribute to the 'composting revolution' by composting your own yard and kitchen wastes at home. If you have a large yard, you might prefer the ease of composting in a three-bin system out by the back fence. Apartment and condominium residents can get into the act with indoor 'vermicomposting' -- using earthworms to recycle kitchen wastes (offices can even recycle coffee grounds and tea bags with vermicomposting). Cities and towns can promote composting through home composting education efforts and the collection of yard wastes for large-scale composting. Whatever your style of composting, there's plenty of room to get involved! 


Composting Tools

Green Stoneware Compost Crock by Garden Supply Co gardeners.com::
Green Stoneware Compost Crock   No one will guess this handsome crock is collecting food scraps for composting, so you can keep it right on the kitchen counter. An activated charcoal filter in the lid traps odors, and it's dishwasher safe, too. Made of glazed ceramic, the crock comes with 2 filters that last up to two months each. Generous one-gallon capacity. Upscale country look Activated charcoal filter for odor control We also offer Replacement filters Biobags make emptying the crock even easier Ceramic stoneware 9-1/4" H. Includes two filters Two-toned green and tan color One gallon capacity. Gardener's Supply Exclusive. $ 29.95
Bamboo Compost Crock gardeners.com::
Bamboo Compost Crock   We designed this compost crock for good looks and convenience. It's made from earth-friendly bamboo and has a snug-fitting lid. The plastic liner with bail handle lifts out for easy cleaning. Attractive and easy to clean Generous 3-1/2 quart capacity Biobags™ make emptying the crock even easier Sustainable Materials Click here for more Green Products Bamboo with a plastic liner 7-3/4" diameter x 11" H 3-1/2 quart capacity. Gardener's Supply Exclusive
Copper Finish Compost Pail gardeners.com::
Copper Finish Compost Pail   A hammered copper finish and rustic bail handle give this sturdy kitchen compost pail an antique charm. The bucket is stainless steel for easy cleaning and long service. Holds 5 quarts. Heavy gauge stainless steel will withstand abuse Copper finish will keep its shine and color over time Leak proof and unbreakable Easy to clean Biobags make emptying the crock even easier Made of copper-finished stainless steel and iron 8" diameter at top x 9-1/2" H Dishwasher-safe Holds 5 quarts. Gardener's Supply Exclusive 
White, Red or Blue Kitchen Compost Crocks gardeners.com::
Kitchen Compost Crocks Colors: White, Cobalt Blue or Red. Collecting kitchen scraps for composting shouldn't detract from your kitchen decor. This sleek, ceramic crock is attractive enough to keep on the kitchen counter, so there is no need to hide it under the sink. Glazed inside and out, the crock will never stain or absorb food odors, and it has an activated-carbon filter to trap odors. Dishwasher safe. Smooth sides won't trap waste Includes two carbon filters that last up to two months each Replacement Filters are also available Biobags make emptying the crock even easier Glazed ceramic 7" in diameter x 10-1/2" H Holds 3-1/2 quarts Gardener's Supply Exclusive 
Brushed Stainless Steel Compost Pail gardeners.com::
Brushed Stainless Steel Compost Pail   The perfect match for today's sleek, modern kitchens, this compost pail is also extremely practical. Brushed stainless steel won't take on the odors or colors of onions, garlic and other pungent food scraps. Rinses clean and is dishwasher-safe, too. Practical and attractive Looks great on countertop Resists odors and stains Easy to clean Biobags make emptying the crock even easier Easy-care brushed stainless steel 7-1/4" diameter x 7" H Large, 1-gallon capacity Dishwasher-safe 
Stainless Steel Compost Crock gardeners.com::
Stainless Steel Compost Crock  Strong and handsome, this stainless steel crock's 1-gallon capacity means fewer trips to the compost pile. The vented lid conceals two filters (included) to reduce odors. Easy to clean and practically indestructible — especially good if you bang your pail to empty it! Practical, durable and attractive Looks great on countertop Resists odors and stains Biobags make emptying the crock even easier We also offer Replacement Filters Easy-care stainless steel 7" in diameter x 12" H Large, 1-gallon capacity Dishwasher-safe.  $44.95
The Rapid No Turn Composter. hammacher.com:: The Rapid No Turn Composter.

This is the patented three-chamber bin that turns organic matter into compost in half the time of typical methods, without requiring frequent turning for aeration. Vegetable scraps, lawn refuse, and other raw materials are mixed in the top chamber where solar energy absorbed by the bin's black polypropylene sides and lid (15% recycled) starts the decomposition process. After about a month, material can be easily moved to the middle chamber for further decomposition by simply pulling out a panel. As it continues to break down, material falls into the bottom chamber where it matures into nutrient-rich compost. Apertures in the bottom chamber provide aeration that helps speed decomposition and eliminates odors. Because decomposed matter does not mix with newly added materials, it cuts composting time to as little as 12 weeks--compared to the six months required by lesser bins--and allows you to produce a steady supply of compost. 123-gallon capacity. Assembles easily without tools. 47" H x 30" W x 30" D. (34 lbs.) Lifetime Guarantee.


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