Alright I am excited! It’s been a while since I’ve been composting and I’ve missed it. I decided to do some research online and go for a compost tumbler. Living in the city I don’t really have the option of a compost pile which is my first choice so I went for a tumbler that on the odd chance I move (says the gal that’s moved 10 times in the last 10 years) I can take it with me! So I invested. I say invested because this sucker wasn’t cheap. I purchased the tumbler off of amazon for $150.00 but hey I got free shipping!
Well the huge box arrived last night and upon dragging it inside I quickly tore in to start the assembling process. Many of the reviews I read noted the assembly was horribly hard so I wasn’t looking forward to this. But I dove head first in and found out it wasn’t hard at all! Just goes to show you how much you should value online reviews.
Anyway less than an hour later my tumbler was ready to go! Good thing too because this past weekend I decided to start collecting waste in preparation for my tumbler and my bucket was almost full already.
I quickly placed my tumbler outside and began filling. I dumped in some dried leaves around the house, some corrugated cardboard I had and then my waste which was vegetable and fruit parts, coffee grinds and egg shells.
And now every two to three days I have to tumble it around to add air but that will be easy since the entire bin tumbles. A few weeks later and the microorganisms will make all of that waste into soil!
Don’t worry I’ll keep you updated on if its working and how much trash I’m saving from going to the landfill. It’s sad that banana peels and other food waste goes to our landfills and never break down when we can easily be solving this problem through compost.