Actium Batch Compost Drum is a 4 ft. diameter X 5 ft. long insulated rotating drum. It’s 55 cubic foot capacity will handle up to 2000 lb. of organics per “Batch” Recommended loading rate is up to 350 lb. per week of organics.
It is our smallest model of rotating compost drums. The Batch Composter’s 2 cubic yard capacity is large enough to develop the heat required for efficient hot composting. Because of this, we manufacture it with more insulating value than our larger models. As a result, more of the heat produced by the composting micro-organisms is retained.
It requires no energy input from electricity or fuel. Simply place it at a convenient location and add organics as required. Dry, absorbent carbon amendment, (bulking agent) needs to be added once or twice per week. This is determined by your rate of loading.
The Batch Composter has mixing paddles welded inside the drum. Turning the drum with the manual crank mixes the organics with the bulking agent (wood shavings, sawdust or other dry absorbent carbon source). This ensures that all the material in the drum is equally composted.
When the Actium Batch Compost Drum is full, empty it and you can use the compost for your landscaping or gardening needs. It produces a compost rich mulch. It is a good practice to leave some of the compost in the drum when emptying. This will provide a starter microbial culture for the next batch.
The Actium Batch Compost Drum has optional steps and handrails available. For most applications, they are not required.
An integrated heating element is also available. This is useful for year round on site composting in very cold climates.
Although the drum is not difficult to turn with the manual crank, an electric motor and gearbox is available as well.
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