Join the compost revolution! From Indoor to outdoor, Eco-Outfitter has the right compost equipment help you turn organic waste into valuable compost. We offer a wide range of compost bins that include compact electric indoor composters, worm / vermicompost bins and tumbling aerating compost bins. Are you a serious gardener? We carry compost tea brewers that convert compost into highly concentrated fertilizer to spray on your plants. Our selection features products from top compost bin manufacturers such as Naturemill, Achla Design and Tumbleweed.
We back our compost equipment line with a growing selection of composting supplies.
Check our guide for more information on composting basics: read here
• Compost is a gardener’s gold: high in nutrients (nitrogen-based), and highly absorbent means less watering
• Compost is organic – not a chemical fertilizer (which contaminates drinking water, kills fish, frogs, etc.)
• Compost offers “closed loop” sustainability: from table, to compost, to garden vegetables, back to the table.
• Home composting offers a hands-on sense of ownership – make your own
• Commercial composting is essential for the “organic” movement
• Compost produces heat – which could be used to (in theory) for power generation to supply homes with heat and electricity.
• Compost is the most efficient type of recycling: it does not involve chemicals, huge amounts of power, or diesel trucks (as do other types of recycling)
• backyard composting can be a real challenge: rats, raccoons, bears, snow, rain, apathy, back-breaking mixing, E. coli, moisture level, carbon:nitrogen ratio, etc.
• large-scale municipal composting can be difficult: permitting obstacles, occupational health, NIMBY, lots of diesel trucks, etc. (it is done widely in California)
• Worms offer another way of composting, but they are gross, and tend to die
• Food and paper are the two largest contributors to landfill, and make up more than half of all landfill waste – more than all plastics, diapers, Styrofoam, and tires, COMBINED. [source: US EPA]
• Food and paper are biodegradable in nature but not in landfills, due to lack of OXYGEN being buried deep and saturated with water. Landfills EMBALM food and paper for many years. The only real decomposition is anaerobic (lacking oxygen) which produces methane horrible greenhouse gas (see global warming).
• Food is the #1 LEAST recycled material [US EPA]