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The Rapid No-Turn Composter

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 3rd, 2009

The Rapid No-Turn Composter

The Rapid No-Turn Composter is a specially designed and patented composter that rapidly increases the rate at which compost breaks down without having to manually mix the compost yourself. The composter takes just 12 weeks to achieve mature compost, compared to 6 months for other types of composter.

The Rapid No-Turn Composter - How It Works

After about a month, partially composted waste is moved from the top chamber down to the middle chamber of the composter, simply by removing a panel. As the material continues to break down, the mature compost falls to the bottom chamber. The mature compost is accessible by simply removing the bottom panel. The bottom chamber has a number of aeration holes to ensure the bacteria get enough oxygen to properly decompose the food matter without nasty odours.

The composter itself is made from a black plastic (polypropylene) that absorbs energy from the sun to increase the rate of breakdown. The plastic itself is partially sourced from recycled plastics. I’m not sure why it’s not 100% from recycled plastic, seems a shame really. Anyway, it costs an eye-watering $300 dollars, so probably out of the price-range for most people.

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  1. DD on August 15th, 2009 at 12:35am

    I would be willing to fork out that kind of cash (after I saved it up of course) if I knew how big it was. From the picture it looks pretty small, like I would overfill it in about 2 weeks. I didn’t see any capacity measurements. Did I miss them?