If you enjoyed the beginner’s quick and easy guide to composting, you may be wondering where to shop for composting resources. I’ve put together this page of products to help you find the best composting tumblers, bins, pails and more on the market.
The Shop for Composting Resources
If you don’t want to shop online, you can also find composting kits at farm and garden stores.
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The Exaco Thermo King 250 Gallon Bin
Exaco Aerobin Insulated Self Aerating Composter
Talk about amazing. This bin not only looks neat and sleek, but it’s insulated to retain heat. And it aerates itself. No turning needed. This is a brand new product but it sure looks useful. There’s even a base and reservoir to collect any liquid that forms at the bottom; you can add the liquid to the garden, too.
Below is an expansion kit to increase the amount of room in your Exaco Aerobin composter.
Compost tumblers are also a commercial composting bin, but they look like barrels on rolling stands. The barrel has a handle on the side that you crank to turn the compost, or the barrel is mounted on rollers so you can just spin it easily. Spinning the compost or tumbling it helps aerate and mix it, which helps those good bacteria do the job they were born to do; break down your scraps into compost.
Tumblers also contain any odors and keep critters out, which is a plus in certain parts of the country. They’re a little on the pricey side, but frankly, if I could afford to buy a compost bin it would be a tumbler.
FCMP Outdoor IM4000 Tumbling Composter, 37 gallon, Black
With a 37 gallon capacity and easy tumbling action, the FCMP makes it simple for any gardener to create rich soil from kitchen scraps.
Miracle-Grow Small Outdoor Tumbler
It looks a little space-age, but this tumbler is a great compact tumbler for small spaces. The sturdy metal base prevents accidental tip-overs. Miracle Grow Tumbler.
Kitchen Scrap Pails
These pails are attractive and make it easy to bring your compost from the kitchen to the pile, bin or tumbler.
Epica Stainless Steel Compost Pail
The Epica Stainless Steel Compost Pail is good-looking enough to keep out on your counter top. It’s easy to wash and dry, and has a ventilated lid.
Oggi Countertop Compost Pail with Bamboo Fiber Charcoal Filter
This compost pail does my inner granola goddess good! Not only does it feature a beautiful design but an eco-friendly, bamboo fiber pail with charcoal filter. Wash the Oggi Compst Pail by hand.