Urban Compost Tumbler
We have the largest model (9.5 cubic ft) and it has given us compost in 4 weeks. The larger the better if you are serious about composting. If you would like to try it out, go for a smaller model or one that is less expensive.
How It’s Used
If you keep it in full sun and once filled, do not keep adding to it, you will be able to produce great compost quickly. Add 1/2 brown materials and 1/2 green materials. See a list of things you can compost here.
Once you start composting you might think of getting another composter!
We have considered getting a second composter because once ours is filled, we need another unit to take the fresh scraps from the kitchen while the first is cooking! If you keep adding to a compost pile that is already working to decompose, you slow down the final results. We would rather not throw away scraps while we wait for a batch of compost.
Cosco’s $98 Deal – Check out our video and post reviewing the Lifetime Compost Tumbler Do you get what you pay for?
We saw a large composter at Costco for under $100. We passed on it several times after looking up reviews online. We read nightmare stories of how difficult it was to assemble. It also has metal parts and we know that over time they will rust – plus that means more stuff to break and bend out of shape. Despite all the red flags, we decided to test it out and let the world know what we think of probably the cheapest large-size compost tumbler on the market. Here’s our video and review.
Inexpensive Models that Work
If we find an inexpensive model for our second composter, we’ll share our pick with you. One important tip – get the biggest one you can fit in your backyard. It takes a lot of food scraps to make a pail full of compost and even small households can produce buckets of food, paper and outdoor scraps every week.
Urban Composter (Model UCT-9) REVIEW
Makes compost fast, in weeks! This is a huge benefit for us. We’re not patient when it comes to watching food rot!
It’s huge but easy to rotate unless you are physically challenged.
Doesn’t stink if you use a balanced ratio of green to brown materials.
Specially designed vents and internals circulate the air expertly.
Price – we bought our composter years ago when composting was becoming more popular. You would think the price would go down but it has stayed the same over the years. We honestly can see why. It is strong, dependable and works quickly. There are no metal parts to rust out.
Putting it together – It’s not like those toys that snap and click and you’re done. Be prepared to read directions but it’s been worth it.
Emptying the compost – We put the cover of a plastic bin under the tub to dump out the compost – a bit awkward. A small wagon would work well.