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A: There are two chambers so that you can fill one and leave it to cure and continue to put more compost in the other side. The door has two symbols so you can remember which side to add to (plus sign) and which side is curing (clock).
A: Composting: Two types of materials are needed for successful composting: “green” materials, which are rich in nitrogen, and “brown” materials, which are rich in carbon. Green materials include plant-based kitchen scraps (vegetables and fruits), eggshells, farm animal manure, grass clippings, and young green plants, including some weeds. Don't add meat, fish, fats, or dairy products. And while the manure of animals that eat plants (cows, horses, etc.) is a great “green” material, carnivorous animal waste (dogs, cats, etc.) should not be used due to the possibility of diseases. Avoid weeds that have set seed, and don't add betony or other weeds that can regrow from plant parts. Brown materials include fallen leaves, twigs and chipped branches, sawdust, shredded newspaper or cardboard, paper towels, tea bags, and coffee grounds. The pile should be built in layers, each three to four inches deep. First lay down a "green" layer. Next, add a layer of "brown" materials. Then add another green layer. Sprinkle soil between all layers. Moisten each layer as your build the pile and turn your compost regularly to speed up the composting process. With little effort you can use the compost you produce to create a prosperous garden. All organic matter is made up of substantial amounts of carbon (C) combined with lesser amounts of nitrogen (N). The balance of these two elements in an organism is called the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio (C:N ratio). For best performance, the compost pile, or more to the point the composting microorganisms, require the correct proportion of carbon for energy and nitrogen for protein production. Scientists (yes, there are compost scientists) have determined that the fastest way to produce fertile, sweet-smelling compost is to maintain a C:N ratio somewhere around 25 to 30 parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen, or 25-30:1. If the C:N ratio is too high (excess carbon), decomposition slows down. If the C:N ratio is too low (excess nitrogen) you will end up with a stinky pile.
A: Thank you for your question, the dual chamber is for easy quick curing to turn waste into compost for soil, there is no specific mixture recommended at this time.
A: The instructions from the manufacturer say that you should water if the materials feel like they are drying out. They recommend squeezing and it should feel like a "damp sponge." They recommend a mix of two parts browns (leaves, straw/hay, saw dust, twigs) to greens (kitchen scraps, grass clippings, garden & house plants) and also a scoop of garden dirt to start. They say it should take 2-8 weeks for the compost to be ready.
A: Thank you for your question. We were unfortunately not provided with this information from the manufacturer and I’d suggest reaching out to them directly in order to get the most accurate information. You can get in touch with them at 519.858.5795.
A: Thank you for your question. This does not come with wheels. In my opinion it would be easy to move from one place to another, depending on weight after the compost is placed in.
A: It does mention aeration holes in the description but I believe the "holes" you are referring to are the "built-in holds" mentioned for turning. I'm sure some bugs can get in but that's not always a bad thing.
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A: Thank you for your question! Yes it is!
A: Thanks for your question. The axle on this item makes it easy to be turned directly on the stand. Once assembled, you will be able to use the item without any disassembly.
A: Thanks for the question! This bin is BPA free UV inhibited recycled polypropylene.
A: Thank you for your inquiry. The assembled dimensions of the composter bin are 30" (L) x 28" (W) x 36" (H).