Turning a tumbling compost bin is perhaps one of the hardest physical tasks of making compost at a large or medium scale. Turning the compost heap adds oxygen to the top of the heap, speeding decomposition (as seen in References 2 and 3). The tumbling motion also aids the removal of organic material from the bottom of the bin. Tumbling compost bins are usually made up of a drum or a tumbler that is mounted on a raised frame with a lock. A tumbler is a cylindrical drum that spins around on an axis and can be powered by either electricity or a manual pump.
The computer is designed to turn the organic matter, break it down and store it in a pile below. Tumbling composter bins are often placed above or on top of a traditional compost pile. This prevents heat and moisture from accumulating on the computer and allows aeration of the pile. These composters have many uses, but some of these include turning organic waste, recycling, and as a natural fertilizer.
The first step to turning a computer is to place the lid on and add compost. Place the drum into the tumbler and tighten the locking mechanism. Make sure to secure the drum assembly firmly so the computer can't move while turning. Turn the drum clockwise, allowing the drum to rotate, and then stop the rotation by turning the locking lever. Continue rotating the drum until you have turned all the way around. You will need to turn the drum back around the opposite direction. Turn the drum counterclockwise and repeat the process, turning the drum over until you reach the top of the heap.
Turning the composter is a very slow process, and only takes a few hours for the compost pile to turn completely. Turning a tumbling composter does not require any special equipment; however, it's important to make sure that your compost pile is properly prepared before starting this task. It's a good idea to wash the computer off completely after each rotation. and then rinse out all the old compost. If the tumbler isn't in good working condition, the compost may not turn at all. or the compost pile will turn too quickly.
Tumbler composting bins come in many shapes and sizes, depending on the size of your compost pile and how much you want to turn. Turning a tumbling composter can be a lot of fun, but requires patience and a lot of hard work. It's a good idea to have a good understanding of compost composting principles before beginning this project, to ensure that you don't waste any valuable work and valuable money.