If you are living in a home or apartment with little yard or porch space, you will likely benefit from using one of the popular back porch compost tumbler bins available for sale online.
Back porch compost tumbler bins allow even those with no yard space to still compost their kitchen waste in an easy and quick manner. Often in just a matter of weeks, you can have rich, organic compost ready to add to your houseplants, flowers or vegetable garden if you have one.
However, when selecting your back porch compost tumbler or bin, you should consider some of the following factors first in order to decide which model is right for you:
- Size – What will you be composting and how large of a model will you need? Most back porch compost tumbler models are ideal for household kitchen waste, but if you also have large amounts of yard waste, you may need to choose a larger compost bin model.
- Design – Since these models will often be located in a spot where you will see them frequently, you will not want them to be an eyesore. Many of these back port compost tumbler and bins have unique and interesting designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and also make for an interesting topic of conversation when guests visit.
- Price – How much are you willing to pay? Given the location, are you willing to spend a little extra for a back porch compost tumbler that is both easy to use and pleasing on the eyes?
- Ease of Use – Tumbler models usually make compost quickly and efficiently, but you want to make sure that you will feel comfortable handling these models.
Here are some great examples of back porch compost tumbler bins currently available for sale online:
The CompostTumbler Back Porch Compost Tumbler
The CompostTumbler is a back porch friendly tumbling compost bin model is about three feet high, has wheels that make it very portable, and can hold up to thirty seven gallons of composting materials materials.
The unit is 37 inches high x 31 inches wide x 26 inches deep, and it stands on a solid frame that rests on six inch wheels.
Some of the great features of this model include its lightweight and portable design, drainage and aerating features to keep your compost processing smoothly and rapidly, and a small compact design that will also keep animals and rodents out of the composting pile.
Inside the unit you will find four mixing fins that will help break up large pieces of compost. For those interested in using a composter primarily to process household waste, the ComposTumbler is an excellent model.
The Envirocyle Back Porch Composter
The Environcycle Composter is a small and easy to use back porch compost bin. At just 30 inches high and 2 feet wide, you can easily put it on a balcony, in a garage or your yard or garden.
The Environcycle was built specifically to handle kitchen waste and possibly some small amounts of yard waste.
The Envirocycle can also be used to make compost tea – a rich organic liquid plant food so much appreciated by the gardeners. This liquid can be collected in the unique base designed specifically for this purpose. Up to five gallons of compost tea can be collected at a time with this unit.
Another great features of the Envirocycle include a lockable lid that prevents access to the compost by small animals and rodents. It is also quite affordably priced.
Lifetime 75-Gallon Compost Tumbler
The Lifetime 60021 75-Gallon Compost Tumbler is a great choice for large families with little space. Surprisingly compact given its 75 gallon capacity, the unit is only 38.5 x 36 x 44 inches in size and weighs just over fifty pounds when empty.
The Lifetime Composter has double-walled panels that help absorb and retain heat, speeding up the internal decomposition process.
An internal bar also helps mix the compost, and promotes the flow of oxygen which is needed to quickly break down the material into a rich, black organic fertilizer you can use in your garden.
Surprisingly affordable, this model also has great customer reviews as well.
Click here to read the reviews and learn more about the Lifetime Composter.
For even more information about composting and composting bin models, including some excellent suggestions for larger tumbling compost bin models, please return to the Composting Bin home page.