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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Great Aerobin Find

I managed to pick up an Aerobin yesterday, the people who owned it had moved into a unit so had no further use for it.

I have been looking to get hold of one of these for a while as I have read they can produce fabulous compost quickly if it set up correctly.

We have many of the what I call normal compost bins, a couple of open piles that we tend to put the larger cuttings etc in for a while, also dog or pig wire circles that we line with plastic, add clippings and horse manure allowing it to break down and they work very well, we find that once the worms move in it doesn't take long for us to have rich compost to add to our vegie gardens.  I don't think you can ever have enough though, so this is another addition to our composting systems.

This is it as we unloaded it off the trailer.

This is a view of the underside showing the chamber that collects the leachate, this is fitted with a tap so the nutrient rich water can be drained and used to feed plants as the compost is maturing.

Here the leachate is running into a small container, we will set something better up to catch this.
The Aerobin has a central aeration core which is designed to speed up the composting process.
There are a couple of huge doors in the base for easy access to the matured compost.
The bin needs to be located on a firm base to ensure it is well supported as an Aerobin that is full of compost can weigh up to 400 kg.

I am quite excited to see how this works, interested if it is as good as claimed, I will keep you informed.

Cheers Shirley :)

1 comment:

  1. I have one of those and I am rapt with it. Even on a wintery day you can warm your hands on the heat that this thing generates just by putting your hands on the lid. The compost is fan-blooming-tactic from it. Almost good enough to eat!