Nature Mill's Composter Turns Waste Into Fertilizer
The Nature Mill composter really looks like a great product that efficiently turns your organic waste into nutrient filled compost that can be used for a garden.
The Nature Mill works at any time, day or night, and can convert up to 120 pounds of waste into compost every month. Simply throw your organic waste - waste food, rotten vegetables or fruit, coffee grounds, etc. - into it and the Mill does the rest. The waste remains in the upper chamber in "hot composting" conditions that include mixing, air flow, heat and moisture. The energy released destroys odors and prevents seeds from germinating. The compost then drops into a lower chamber where the process continues. Bacteria cultures consume the waste quickly. Sawdust and baking soda are added to reduce odors and acidity. A carbon filter (needs to be replaced every 4-5 years and costs $8 online) removes any remaining odors.
Approximately every two weeks an indicator light will let you know the compost is ready. Empty the cure tray and, voila!, you have a high nitrogen content that can be used immediately for gardening or thrown into a pile outside to be used later. One batch of compost can be spread over soil like mulch and is sufficient for 10 - 40 square feet of lawn or garden.
The Nature Mill recycles its weight about every ten days. Over its lifetime it will keep about two tons of waste out of landfills which will reduce methane emissions. Additionally, the Mill returns nutrients to the ground, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers. It uses about 5 kWh/month or about 50 cents and is made from recycled and recyclable materials. The Nature Mill can be used indoors or outdoors and starts at $299.
[via Nature Mill]