Tekplas Plastic Compost Bin
Great compost bin, will last for many years unlike wooden compost bins, it can be jet washed should the exterior become dirt throughout the harsher winter months.
Its manufactured from uPVC and is easily assembled, also enables you to rotate or separate your compostable waste.
Easy Use System Simply lift the top caps on one side and slide the top panel up the groove of the posts and out, you can take out 4 of the 5 panels from one side and dig out or rotate your compost very easily. It is the same for all four side.
We also have an upgrade product for the Compost Bin which is the Tekplas Compost Bin Lid
Internal / Outside Dimensions
Length / Width : 80cm Square / 92cm Square
The bin is made from hollow PVC extrusions which insulate the compost, retaining the heat and aid in generate good quality compost. When you need to empty or transfer the compost the individual panels can be lifted to enable digging out.
The Kit Consists Of The Following
20 x T&G Panels
4 x Posts
4 x Caps
4 x Top Panel Brace Bars
4 x 700mm Metal Ground Spikes = If choosing to fit on grass or soil
16 x Screws and Screw caps = If you choose the patio option
Our ground spikes are knocked into the ground and then our post slides over the top and the ground spike can’t be seen but gives the compost bin great structural strength
The Best Method For Composting
We have used these bins ourselves some having been in service for over 10 years and are still working well today with almost no maintenance required at all.
Set up on your bin on gravel or a surface that will allow air flow underneath cover the top of your compost with a loose fitting cover that will allow water to pass through.
We use a piece of old hessian carpet to hold in the heat but will pass rainwater
Try to allow air flow underneath via large stones or gravel, this will also allow drainage.
Try to keep the garden waste /cuttings etc cut up as small as possible to speed up composting. Mix the composting materials and introduce some vegetable kitchen waste and a small amount of garden soil, or a composting aid with each layer of composting materials that you add to your bin.
Try to rotate the layers (if possible). If you have bought the extension bins remove some of the separating panels and drag the materials across to the empty bin (using a rake) occasionally to aerate the compost. Adding a little garden soil each time you do this will rapidly increase the rate of decomposition.