Urban Compost Tumbler


Varmit-free compost maker

This is a great composter, made out of a recycled pickle drum. It comes via UPS and you assemble it. It has end-over-end tumbling action (unlike the larger, more expensive drums that roll horizontally) and it has solved the problem I’ve had for years of composting kitchen scraps and fending off coons, skunks, foxes, and possums. Here it’s locked up and impenetrable. It takes a while to get it working right, with the proper amounts of green stuff, dry stuff, and soil organisms. I’ve transferred some worms from my old compost bin into it, to get them processing the organic matter.

10/8/03 -- Lloyd Kahn