Bio-Orb Monster Compost BinBy
This is the Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin.
How Monster Is It?
While it is one of the larger compost tumblers, it's not quite as large as the name "Monster Compost Bin" would have you believe. Coming in at a 44 inch diameter, with an empty weight of 30 pounds, the Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin contains up to 23 feet of composting material. That's a good amount of space for grass clippings, twigs, kitchen waste, sawdust and so on.
Speaking as someone who owns a pretty big garden or yard, and as someone whose family produces a big volume of refuse and kitchen waste, I know and can wholeheartedly recommend that if you're looking for a convenient composting experience, you're not going to want to settle for a smaller compost tumbler. Most of our friends actually pick up 2 or three compost bins or tumblers to rotate the composting material through and get a schedule going that works for them.
If your family is like mine, this might be a good compost tumbler for you. The Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin definitely measures up to the other compost tumblers on the market, both in size and quality.
Monstrous Heat Absorption
Made with a recycled, black, polyethylene plastic material, the Bio-orb Monster Compost Bin is a dark, sinister ball of composting power. Like a compost tumbler version of Darth Vader, if you will. When you're talking about compost bins and compost tumblers, darker colors offer a significant advantage over lighter colors because a black tint will absorb more heat from the sun, which is then retained inside the sphere. And as most composting hobbyists know, solar heat and UV rays can significantly speed up the process of decomposition, which will result in the faster production of compost.
Highly Mobile and Accessible
Being essentially a hollow ball, the Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin can be considered a highly mobile unit, with your typical ball-like spherical structure. Being ball-like means that the compost hobbyist can easily roll it into whatever place the Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin needs to be. Roll it to where you have your kitchen wastes, throw 'em in, then roll it out to the garden.
The door to the Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin easily opens and closes securely, keeping animals from doing anything more than pushing it around a bit.
Rolling the Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin around a bit allows the proper ventilation of the composting materials inside, and aerates things nicely. If you don't feel like going outside and rolling the big black Darth Vader ball of composting power around the back yard, let your kids do it for you. It's safe enough as long as you avoid hills or steep slopes.
While the manufacturer recommends that rolling the Bio-Orb Monster Compost Bin daily isn't necessary, I would have to disagree with that somewhat. The "one roll every 5-10 days" recommendation won't allow for the proper aeration. Rolling the ball over a few times once every other day should be fine.