YOLO Compost Tumbler

Caring for your YOLO Compost Tumbler

YOLO Compost Tumblers do not need much maintenance but to get longevity from this long-lasting, robust product, there are a few things that you can do.

3 Top YOLO Compost Tumbler tips

Compost tumbling is, like hot bins, heaps, stacks and cages, a natural composting process. What makes compost tumbling effective is that the tumbling mixes and aerates the contents – this is why the composting process is faster than the others. There are only four factors that influence your compost: Carbon (from mostly dry materials) Nitrogen …

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YOLO’s lid is like a roof

The recent summer rains have been a treat! Remember that the lid of your YOLO is like a roof. When you’re done tumbling, finish with the lid at the top. This way, if it rains, water will run off the lid and won’t be able to get into the shell. Tilt it backwards to empty …

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Fruit flies in your YOLO?

Braam received his YOLO Compost Tumbler at the end of August and he is eagerly looking forward to his first batch of compost.   “We are very happy with our YOLOs. Our first batch of compost is about to reach full maturity and the process has been quite amazing. It has also massively reduced our …

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Coming out of winter hibernation

After a high composting output this past summer, I feel like I’ve been hibernating through winter. Without grass cuttings, my volume of ‘green’ material has seemed dismal. I have supplemented my kitchen waste with that from my neighbour.

Need more green? Collect kitchen waste from neighbours.

This past summer I enjoyed an incredible rate of composting in my large YOLO Compost Tumbler. I would add undecomposed material from the top of my old compost heap to fresh grass cuttings and the dry, shredded leaves that I had stashed the previous autumn.

YOLO Compost Tumblers in the Land of Oz

We sent off some YOLO Compost Tumblers to Compost Matters in Australia a few months ago. Shortly after they landed, our tumblers made an appearance at a community composting event.

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