Testing Compost Tumblers

MOTHER EARTH NEWS shares the results of testing compost tumblers on the market, including tumbler styles, feature pros and cons, operating factors and test results.



MOTHER EARTH NEWS spends some time testing compost tumblers comparing the end product to that of a compost bin or pile.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS spends some time testing compost tumblers comparing the end product to that of a compost bin or pile.
PHOTO: BROOK ELLIOTT
Testing on a base rolling drum composter.
Testing on a base rolling drum composter.
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Testing on a roll around sphere composter.
Testing on a roll around sphere composter.
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Chart: Results of MOTHER's compost tumbler tests.
Chart: Results of MOTHER's compost tumbler tests.
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The ComposTumbler shown in the photo has a
The ComposTumbler shown in the photo has a "little brother" called the Back Porch. It holds 3 cubic feet, has rollers on the bottom of the frame and sells for $199.
BROOK ELLIOTT
The Urban Compost Tumbler (top photo) and the Tumbleweed, both axle-drum composter, rated second overall in ease of use and price.
The Urban Compost Tumbler (top photo) and the Tumbleweed, both axle-drum composter, rated second overall in ease of use and price.
BROOK ELLIOTT
The Envirocycle base rolling drum composter is easy to use and offered at a mid-range price.
The Envirocycle base rolling drum composter is easy to use and offered at a mid-range price.
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