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Drum Composter

Drum Composter

Regular price $6.99 USD
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Compost tumblers convert yard waste to finished compost much faster than stationary compost bins because they allow you to churn and instantly aerate the waste. Our version uses a plastic 55-gallon drum for lots of compost bin room.

Waste becomes compost thanks to millions of hungry microbes, which break it down and convert it to nutrient-rich fertilizer. Those microbes need oxygen to thrive, and turning the compost tumbler daily creates fresh air pockets in the mix. You can accomplish the same thing by churning a pile of compost with a shovel, but a composter makes it much easier. And the more thorough mixing speeds decomposition. Learn how to build a compost tumbler with these simple drum composter plans.

**Note that this purchase is for a PDF how-to guide only. A link to download the PDF will be sent to your email after purchase. 

  • Complexity Level: Moderate
  • Approximate Cost to Complete: $100 - $500
  • Approximate Time to Complete: 1 - 3 Days
  • Tools and Materials Not Included
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