The Compost Wizard Hybrid is a combination rain barrel and compost tumbler that revolutionizes gardening. The innovative design cuts costs (compared to buying a Rain Wizard 50 rain barrel and Compost Wizard Jr compost tumbler) and also saves space by reducing your footprint. But even more, the whole unit works together to fuse earth and water. As the top compost bin is processed, excess compost "tea" from the compost which flows out onto the base where it's channeled into the rain barrel. From there it mixes directly with the rain water collected from your gutters forming nutrient packed plant food.
When composting, simply add your ingredients through the large mouth 12" lid and give it several good turns. As long as your compost batch stays between 100-150 degrees F, you should see compost within 2-6 weeks.
The rain barrel base holds 47 gallons of rain and compost tea which you can use as powerful plant food. Simply install the included spigot, and position at your preferred downspout and you're ready to go. We recommend having the hybrid elevated for ease of access to both compost and rain water. Make sure your Hybrid is level when placing it you should be able to harvest with no trouble.
- Combines a Rain Barrel and Composter into one unit
- 7 cubic foot capacity / 47 gal. rain barrel
- Recessed handles for easy turning
- Wheeled base for effortless turning
- Large 12" twist lid and aeration holes
- Twist on, threaded lid makes it safer for pets and children
- Collects nutrient rich composter tea directly into water basin
- Anti-debris screen on base
- 1 year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
- Made in the USA
Good Ideas, Inc.
Good Ideas, Inc. focuses on selling high quality, sustainable and niche products. They seek out exciting new markets with high potential growth. Founded in 2001 by Greg Cronkhite, Good Ideas has steadily become one of the top composter and rain barrel companies in the U.S. market.
Home composting drastically reduces the amount of GHGs produced by landfills, as well as our use of fossil fuels from transporting trash and producing fertilizers. We estimate that when a person composts all of their food and yard waste instead of sending it to a landfill, it will save up to 500 lbs of CO2 per year, or 2.5% of the average American’s carbon footprint. Compare that to the fact that growing, shipping, and preparing foods makes up an additional 13% of the US's carbon impact.
This rain barrel also helps reduce your use of processed water. In the U.S., up to 75 percent of a home's total water use during the growing season is for outdoor purposes. Producing potable water uses a large amount of energy, so using less is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint.
*These estimates for carbon savings were derived from a number of sources. The EPA's EPA's WARM Model provides estimates of GHG avoidance from composting versus landfilling. The EPA's 2012 Municipal Waste Report provides estimates for non-recovered food and yard waste volumes in the US. The EPA also estimates the typical US carbon footprints and the required population data was available from the US Census Bureau.
|Country of Manufacture|
|Brand||Good Ideas Inc|
|Production Icon||Production Icon|
|Efficiency Icon||Energy Efficient!|
|Staff Pick Icon||No|
|Gives Back Icon||No|
|Saves Water Icon||No|
|Composter Capacity (cubic feet)||7|
|Size||Medium - Family Sized|
|Features||Integrated Rain Barrel, Pest Proof|