My friend Andrew turning compost

As mentioned earlier, for the compost to break down efficiently and prevent the creation of methane, compost must be aerated or "turned" from time to time. Unfortunately this is back-breaking work. Furthermore it can be considered to be a bit gross by some, especially when that moldy banana peel from two weeks ago looks you right in the eye.

Fortunately we can use the the power of gravity to do most of our work for us! This can be done with what's called a compost "tumbler".

The tumbler is rotated every so often and the compost is aerated efficiently with much less energy. 

Tumblers however can be pricey. 


The DIY Solution

If you're looking to build your very own tumbler for a fraction of the price and a thousand times the satisfaction, you're following the right guide!

Let's get rolling ; )

This guide was first published on Jun 27, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Turning Compost) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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