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Recycled Compot x 2

$60.00

Inclusions:

1 x Lift Pin(Complimentary)
2 x Compot Bases – Recycled Black
2 x Compot Lids – Recycled black
1 x Instructions

 

Easy Recycled Compost Bins are great for a single person or anyone with a small garden, a small pet or produces a small amount of waste. Or you may live in a unit and have a small courtyard, a small inbuilt garden on a balcony or a designated space in a unit block garden. Make sure you have permission from the body corporate to use a space in the common garden.

If it’s in your backyard you can move them around your garden if you want but it is probably not necessary in a small garden. Make sure you cover your Compots with straw or hay or leaves once you have filled them up. This is because in a small area you don’t want to run the risk of any odours invading your space.

I love my free grass clippings and leaves all mowed up together. If you don’t have grass clippings and leaves you can purchase straw, hay, lucern mulch, pea straw and many other types of cover. If you can afford to buy shredded bamboo, this is an amazing cover for your pots and your garden beds.  But it does cost money. Otherwise stick to what is cheap and easy. Just don’t cover with dirt or sugar cane mulch if you have a rat problem in your area.

Is there an odour?

There should be no odour that you can smell.  The bugs will smell it but you should not. If there is an odour you need to call me so I can work out what needs tweaking in your process. Most likely it is your soil that is the problem and perhaps needs some minor adjustments on how the Compot will work in your kind of soil. Covering your pots will filter any odours (which you can’t smell) that might attract house flies. The last thing you want is to be breeding up house flies in your small courtyard. So if you don’t have leaves or grass clippings then try hay, lucern mulch, pea straw, or my favourite “shredded bamboo” (which is costly) which allows water into your garden but stops evaporation. And if you have bad soil worms will take the shredded bamboo deep down into the soil at the base of you pot. Thus improving your soil as time goes by.

What is a good ground cover?

A good ground cover is leaves, shredded bamboo, and grass clippings if you have any. Otherwise hay, straw, light mulches, pea straw, lucern mulch or anything except dirt and sugar cane mulch. Grass clippings are my favorite because they are the cheapest and provide a great cover for your soil. Just spread the covering all around your garden a couple of inches thick. Not too thick because you want it to break down quickly and not burn any of your plants. Put irrigation pipe below the grass clipping to prevent evaporation and help keep the grass clipping moist for the worms. This also counters the issue of grass matting together and becoming hydrophobic. It will turn into beautiful soil directly on your garden bed with out any hard work involved. And you don’t get those little compost flies hanging around the clippings if they are not too thick.

To read in-depth details about how to use a Compot click here Green Compot x 1 

How to install Easy Recycled Compost Bins

Simply dig a small hole to accommodate the base of the Compot and back fill. Fill with all your kitchen waste. Lock on lid, cover with your desired garden cover and forget. Then refill, when ever you are ready, with more waste.

You do not need to wait for everything to disappear. Just keep topping them up till you can’t top them up anymore. Allow them to rest for a few weeks now and when full of composted soil simply scoop out the soil and start to refill again. You will know by the look of the soil if they are ready for emptying and refilling.

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The current manufacturer I use produces the recycled Compots with off cuts from the factory floor so at this stage I know there in not an issue with the recycled plastic leaching chemicals into the soil. You must not stand on the Black Recycled Compots as the tabs can break so they are better used in the Above Ground Method or any raised garden bed where you are not likely to walk on the pots.

In the past the Recycled Compots have been made from a mixture of plastic (called Kerbside Plastic) which could potentially leach chemicals into the soil all depending on what the plastic was used for before it was recycled. These older products are not currently produced but may be used if there is not enough off cuts from the factory floor.  The manufacturing process used to produce this product can only use recycled kerbside plastic or factory offcuts.  Other recycled plastic materials used in many recycled products are not suitable for the process required to produce the Compot.

The black recycled Compots are not as strong as the green virgin plastic Compots.  As  mentioned you can break the tabs on the lid if you stand on them and they may not last as long as the virgin green ones which can be recycled at a time when they finally fall apart.

I do not guarantee the black recycled Compots because they could potentially leach chemicals into the soil depending on where the recycled plastic comes from, as it is impossible to know what the plastic container held before it became recycled plastic. There may be nothing in them but unless you test every batch of plastic you can’t know for sure. This testing is not likely to happen due to the cost involved as they would have to test every batch.

I have customers who have them in their veggie garden but I cannot recommend it and nor can I guarantee these pots as they are weaker than the green virgin Compots.  But the choice is yours in the end.   The green ones can be recycled when you are finished with them.   The Black ones get weaker with each recycle phase until they are not useable at all.

Compot Height: 23cm
Compot Diameter: 24cm
Lid Height: 4cm
Lid Diameter: 23cm outer; 19.5cm inner
Combined Height: 26cm
Capacity: 10 liters per pot
Depth of hole to dig: 23cm
Box Dimensions for shipping: 26cm x 26cm x 28cm
Weight for shipping: 2kgs

Add 1 kg for each 1kg of garden products that you might add to your order

POSTAGE COSTS:

To post one Compot cost the same as three Compots (unless you live in Brisbane where the rates are generally less than most other areas) so consider the postage costs when you order to get the best value out of your post.

After 3 Compots it costs roughly the same to post up to 14 Compots depending on where you live.   You can test different bundles for postage costs by entering your suburb details and requesting a quote.   Just don’t follow through with the order.   Try another bundle to compare postage costs, and then make your choice on the bundle you want.   Or call us if you can’t work this out.

The updated website and shopping cart should automatically calculate any variations of products you add to your order and offer you the three cheapest options (one with signature required) so you can choose which option you prefer, be it courier or Australia Post.  However, if this does not appear to happen then please call us (0467 006 529 / (07) 3358 3716) for a correct quote or continue to payment options.  We will refund you any postage charges over and above what the real cost is when we calculate and book your order.   So don’t be put off by the post.

If for any reason you feel the postage to your area is excessive (and sometimes it is too remote areas) please email us  so we can work something out for you.  The updated website will now give you Australia Post and courier costs, but this still may be excessive.   So, contact us to see how we can help.

Click here for instructions on how to calculate postage with Australia post – if you want to check the postage rates

If you get no satisfaction with the post, then please call us or email us and see if we can’t help you get a better deal.

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There is no product information on recycled plastic as it comes from many different sources and is generally referred to as “Kerbside Waste”    The manufacturing process used to produce this product can only use recycled kerbside plastic or factory offcuts.  Other recycled plastic materials used in many recycled products are not suitable for the process required to produce the Compot.

All care is taken to produce a quality product that will work for you all day every day giving you many years of satisfaction, as well as naturally fertilizing your garden, reducing council waste and therefore reducing greenhouse methane gas emissions.

Please see our returns and refunds policy if you are not satisfied with your purchase but please call us first.    It is very rare for the Compot not to work and you might just need a little extra information.
Or check out our FAQs and Tips and Tricks page.

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