The Soil Machine PRO holds 7 cubic feet (50 gallons) of compost and sits on a wheeled base. The wheeled base lets you turn the bin effortlessly and can easily be separated to allow the compost bin to roll freely to to distribute the finished compost. The molded handles provide excellent grip to make turning your bin easy. The 12" threaded twist off lid keeps your compost secure from pets and pests. The ends feature aeration holes which provide much needed airflow to feed the active microbes in the batch. The Soil Machine's unique geometric shape helps the compost mix and and finish quickly, in about 2-4 weeks. The low profile ensures that it stays out of sight and won't be blown over in high winds like some upright compost bins.
The polyethylene plastic is 100% recycled and can be recycled again of the end of the composter's life. This plastic is BPA free and FDA approved for contact with edibles, so you know that you aren't adding harmful levels of plastic additives to your family's yard or garden. The dark black color helps absorb the sun's heat to keep your compost at a nice hot temperature (100-150 degrees F) for optimal microbial activity! But what makes it a PRO? The base can collect compost tea, which is a great liquid fertilizer for your plants or lawn.
Just turn the compost tumbler once a week and after addition of new material and you can see fresh earthy compost in as little as 14 days!
- 7 cubic foot capacity composte
- Compost Tea collecting base with wheels (up to 5 gallons)
- 12" threaded twist lid is safer for pets and children
- Black plastic for heat absorption
- Made in the USA with FDA approved materials
- 1 year limited manufacturer's warranty
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 US market.
All featured Good Ideas composters are made from 100% recycled polyethelene (LDPE or #1 in the recycling code). They are made in Lake City, PA - so we know they are produced by qualified staff under all federal and state environmental restrictions. Being made in the USA also carries an additional environmental benefit in that the carbon impact of shipping and distribution is much smaller than a composter made overseas!
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.
In addition to being made from recycled materials, these composters can also be recycled in most municipal recycling programs once they reach the end of their usable life - which should be 10-15 years.
*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!|
|Disposal Icon||Disposal Friendly|
|Staff Pick Icon||No|
|Gives Back Icon||No|
|Saves Water Icon||No|
|Composter Capacity (cubic feet)||7|
|Size||Medium - Family Sized|
|Features||Compost Tea, Pest Proof|