composting process

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  1. lisa says:

    Hi Natasha,

    Once the bin is 3/4 full you really do need to leave it somewhere for 9 months so that the composting can take place, preferably in a discrete warm part of your garden. Keeping it contained ensures that animals or children don’t poke around in it, and contaminated water can’t escape from it, before it has completed the composting process. Once it has finished composting and has sat for 9 months you can do whatever you like with it…it comes out as a dark compost which is safe to use on the garden.

    You will need to get 3, 4 or even 5 containers to use in a rotation – depending on how much humanure your household is producing.

    Does this answer your question adequately?


  2. Natasha Gall says:


    it would be great if you put up options of what to do with the 3/4 full bins on this site. I think it will turn people off if they have to email you. Could you bury it at this point, even in a corn plastic bag etc? Great site, keep up the good work.

  3. Lisa says:

    Hey Peta,

    There won’t be too much moisture in the bottom if you pee into a seperate bucket. If some pee sneaks into the poo bucket you should add a bit of extra sawdust (or whatever you are using as carbon matter) to soak it up. The air vent at the back of the wheelie bin also helps to evaporate any extra moisture. Any remaining moisture in the bottom of the bin will be fine to dilute and put on your garden after the 9 month sitting period.


  4. Peta Hudson says:

    What happens to the moisture that collects at the bottom of the wheelie bin?

    • greg inwood says:

      hi peta,
      you can pour it back on top of your wheelie bin. keep doing that until all the liquid has either been taken up by the compost or has evaporated off 🙂
      pouring it back on top helps the top of your pile to stay moist. composting cannot happen to dry material or material that is too wet. hope this helps.
      regards greg

  5. Kathryn says:

    Love it !!!!!!!!
    Where can the finished compost be used?

    • admin says:

      Hi Kathryn,

      Where ever you like. We use ours on the orchard. Others use it on their garden. As long as it is well composted and no new material has been added for 9 months.


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