Aerated Micro-Bin Compost and Manure Management System
The O2Compost Micro-Bin Compost Kit is ideal for managing livestock manure of every variety as well as landscaping waste, food waste and pet wastes. It is perfect for processing manure from 1 to 4 horses, or the equivalent number of sheep and goats, chickens, rabbits, etc. It is also perfect for gr clippings, leaves and other garden debris along with kitchen scraps from the home, schools, summer camps, etc. By simply managing the flow of air through the compost mix, this method of composting: controls nuisance odors, rodents and flies; destroys weed seeds and pathogens in the mix; greatly expedites the composting process; and eliminates impacts to the environment – all without turning the compost pile. The finished compost is ready to spread on pastures or use in the garden within 30- to 60-days. The finished compost may also be used as a feedstock for worm bins (vermi-compost systems) or sold to local gardeners, nurseries and landscapers. The kit includes a training manual that teaches the basics of aerated composting, along with six bin designs, a small aeration blower, a timer to operate the blower, a 20-inch temperature probe, and an aeration manifold. With simple hand tools, you’ll be able to construct this portable compost system within a few hours using locally purchased plywood and lumber. In her book, “How to be the Perfect Horsekeeper”, Dr. Kn Hayes describes the O2Compost Micro-Bin as “The Perfect Manure Management System”. Composting with air is considered a Best Management Practice and will transform the “manure pile out back” into a clean and attractive manure management system that eliminates neighbor complaints and converts the expense of manure disposal into a new profit center for the farm or stable.