Toter Trash Can Continuous Flow Compost Bin Review

Alright! This is John Kohler with!
Today we have another exciting episode for you. So one of the things that happens every
week, twice a week in your neighborhood is they may be picking up the garbage, right?
So you might have a trash can like this, you put your garbage in, and they take your garbage
and cart it away! Where does it go when it goes away? It goes to the landfill. They’re
filling up land with all kinds of people’s trash and garbage. It just gets buried over.
And in my mind that’s an incredible waste of resources. I think a much better alternative
for generating waste is number one, recycling. So many localities may provide recycling bins
or big recycling totes. And besides just the things that can recycled like the cardboard,
plastic, the glass, the cans, all this kind of stuff, even some municipalities these days
even recycle electronics. Another thing that’s missing from many municipalities although
they’ve got on the recycling bandwagon with the plastics, cardboard, paper, metal and
stuff, they’re not using the green waste. So what we’re going to do today is actually
show you this guy. Which kind of looks like a standard garbage can, but it’s not? And
I encourage everybody that’s throwing away their food scraps and yard waste clippings
and grass clippings and all this kind of stuff to don’t do that any further. Because even
better than recycling and sending things offsite, when you take something recycle it off site,
where does that end up? Does it end up in China to get recycled? I mean it travels of
barges and ships across the world to finally get recycled, even if it does at all. A much
better use and way to do things, in my opinion, is to reuse instead of recycle. Now when you’re
making your own compost at home, you’re reusing, which is much better than even recycling.
So what we’re going to do today is use this guy right here which is not a trash can, this
is actually made by Toter, and this is actually a self contained composting unit, a continuous
feed composting unit so it’s quite special. So what we’re going to do in this episode
today is to share with you guys what this is, how useful it can be for you guys, and
how specifically to set it up, because it’s empty and I’ve got a lot of compost this
time of year. So now we’re in my compost alley in the backyard. As you guys can see,
I’ve got a bunch of composters here. That’s the first baby I’ve started with. I mean
this thing is like 50 bucks, it’s basically a piece of plastic with 4 sides and it’s
got the sides and one top and then it’s open on the bottom. And you’re supposed
to fill this stuff up with the food scraps and yard clippings and then you’re supposed
to compost. So a few things happen to this thing, number one like the hinges broke. As
you guys can see it’s like falling apart over on this end here. I can’t pile stuff
in, and it wasn’t really composting. The problem that occurred was that this lost moisture
very rapidly, depending on your climate, actually very arid here and dry and even if there’s
just moisture lying out, it gets evaporated off just because the climate here. Some other
locations might not have this issue. It might be more humid where you’re at, but that’s
a specific issue I’ve had. Also tried standard pile, or just setting down on the ground,
and that doesn’t work so well either. You got to compost a few things that’ll work
properly. Number one, you need your greens like food scraps, grass, you know, things
like that. Yard waste. You need the carbons; it’s your browns like the leaves, like wood
chips, like sawdust, like paper and cardboard. Another thing you need is the oxygen so you
need good aeration. And you need the right moisture content or the right amount of water.
So the challenge that I had in the past was with the water and the bins that I use would
just dry out. So then I went out to something like this behind me. This is a drawer form
compost tumbler. And that’s what called a Bach Composter. So you put everything in
there and you just basically spin it once a day, it composts down. Maybe about a month
or so, maybe a little bit less, you’ve got some finished compost. And all these bins
have their pros and cons. My least favorite kind of composter is this kind right. They
seem to be very cheap, probably cost nothing for the companies to make, and while they’re
a good idea, it just doesn’t work super effectively. So what we’re going to do is
show you guys next the Toter Compost. It’s a whole new revolution in composters, I mean,
it’s a composter with wheels, it can be moved around to where you have your yard waste
to put in there. You could actually then move it around, put it in the sun if you need it
a little bit more. You could also move it around to where you need the compost to where
you’re emptying out. So it’s a very smart system. Plus, it’s fully contained so you’re
not going to get the problems of the rodents with bugs, and since it is contained it’s
going to retain the moisture in there so you’re not going to have to continually water it,
provided you add some food scraps that have high moisture content. Now if you’re adding
other things that don’t have high moisture content, you may need to add some water in
there. So next let me show you guys the Toter composter I’m setting up today and then
we’ll get into setting it up. All right so what we’re looking at next is the Toter
composter. Yes, Toter is the same company that probably makes your big, large garbage
collection cans outside. If your city provides them for you. If they don’t provide them,
then I would definitely recommend Toter products because these guys have been made for many
years and engineered and they use the proper kind of plastic so that it will not degrade
in the sun. the problem with many inexpensive garbage cans is that they’ll degrade with
the UV light, they’ll get holes in the bottom, and you’ll have to replace them sooner than
later. I always encourage you guys to buy good well made products. This is also an American
made product. It is made using 50 percent recycled plastic as well as UV sterilized
and also BPA free to boot! So I like that a lot. It’s also on wheels and actually
has a nice wood grain finish so it’s going to look pretty nice instead of a garbage can.
It’ll look like something kind of decorative, and people might think it’s a garbage can,
but little do they know, this is a composting facility in a can! Super ingenious. So the
first thing is, they got a little latch here, so this latch is cool because of critters,
bears, if you’ve got bears living near you. Raccoons, rats, whatever animals that can
get into this to eat your food scraps! So I think that is very important. That’s another
reason why I like the compost tumblers because they are enclosed. It keeps the pests, the
animals out of your stuff so that you can make your own compost. Plus they’re not
going to leave a mess. and you’re not going to attract—and this can be very important
in a city or suburban atmosphere where you got neighbors and you don’t want to have
any kind of pest problems that you’re the cause of. So we’re going to go ahead and
unlatch this and inside here I’m going to go show you guys that. We got a few things,
check it out. The thing with everything at Toter—they give you a little plastic can
that you can use to catch your food wastes inside your house, so you’re going to like
put your food scraps in here, bring it out, and dump it in. in addition, on the Toter
here, you’ll see on the top there, when you open the lid, if you don’t how to compost,
no fret. They have a very simple instruction on it exactly how to compost it and it’s
very simple. The composting ratio is 2:1. This is your standard ratio. You could dial
it in further but this is for the nealify so you can have success or results. If you’re
one of those geeky dudes you could look into the ratios exactly and calculate every bucket
full of stuff you get in to get it exactly right, but you know what, if it works I’m
good with that. And it says, composting ratio. 2 bins of these guys either dry leaves, pine
needles, straw wood shavings, or saw dust. I would also on there, things like a shredded
paper and cardboard. And then one times of food, vegetables, eggs, coffee grounds, and
filters, leafy plant trimmings, and glass—GRASS clippings. One of the sayings I use to remember—gas,
glass, or ass, nobody rides for free. Wait, I think I got it wrong. Anyways, that’s
another story. But yeah they just basically tell you how to set this up and compost with
your Toter bin. Now one of the cool features in here, I know when you get this you’re
going to want to do this. They have this little spinner. I like spinners man. Now, you do
not want to use this spinner to turn your compost to aerate or anything like that. The
only reason why this spinner on here is actually is when your compost is ready and done, you’re
going to spin this and it’s going to harvest your compost. What we’re going to do next,
actually, is give you guys a few close up shots of how this works and I’m going to
explain it more thoroughly to you guys so you can understand the whole process. Because
this is unlike any other compost bin you’ve seen before, and unlike anything I’ve seen
before, so I’m excited to actually start using it to see how well it’s going to work
compared to my standard tumblers. Now we’re going to go ahead and show you guys the different
parts of the Toter compost bin. Number one, they got that handle that I like so much.
I like to turn. You’ve got kids that are going to love turning this thing. It’s kind
of like, when you’ve got the TNT and it’s like you’re going to push it down to blow
everything up. What this does is spins, and if you guys can see on the bottom, when you’re
spinning it, those brushes on the bottom that look like kind of like the brushes that you
use if you’ve got ice on your car in the winter time but a little bit more heavy duty.
It basically goes around and spins around and basically the grates and will disturb
the compost that’s sitting on the bottom and once everything’s broken down its going
to fit through this grate and fall into the bottom area. In the bottom area then, what
you could do is go ahead to the bottom area and they got a little trap door here. You’re
going to open this trap door and all the finished compost is going to be sitting in there for
you when it’s done so you can actually scoop it out to where you need it. And oh look,
we’ve got a little friend there. That’s definitely really cool; otherwise you just
keep it shut so no animals can get in there. I like the design, because one again, this
thing is on wheels, you could actually roll it around to where you need the compost, open
it up, and then just dump it out. Furthermore, on the top here, what they do is they got
a little like stack here. So in the middle, this works kind of like a chimney. If you
think of the chimney, the smoke comes out the chimney. Well what’s going to happen
is air’s going to rise up through the bottom of this little chimney here, and it’s basically
come out all these holes into the compost that you’re making on the inside. So this
is actually called the continual composter because what’s going to happen is you’re
going to put stuff on the bottom and you’re going to keep raising the level up and up,
and the stuff’s going to compost. As it composts, good stuff is going to fall out
the bottom and the stuff on the top is just going to drop down. You continue adding and
adding to make more compost. Another thing that’s really cool—this is a nice, thick
plastic. Once again, BPA free, so that’s going to keep your compost warm on the inside
because compost does require some temperature to happen. So now I’m ready to load up my
Toter composter. And this probably the most important thing to remember when setting up
the Toter composter or any composter is you got to do it properly. This is especially
important in a composter like this where you’re going to have to mix up the material putting
in there, and it’s not going to tumble around and mix itself. So the first thing, you’re
going to need are some leaves. The leaves are going to act as kind of a mat to ensure
food scraps, unfinished, un-composted food scraps will not drop through the grate there.
So we just got a 5 gallon bucket full, they say to use 2 of those small included container
full of leaves. We’re just going to use a nice 5 gallon bucket. And we’re just going
to distribute these guys evenly over the whole bottom. All right, that looks like all the
buckets empty. We got all the leaves in there. We’re going to go ahead and push this stuff
down in there and compact it just a little bit. We don’t want any fronds; they’re
going to be harder to compost. Now that we’ve got our browns in there, once again, the leaves,
which are the carbon source, we want to add a nitrogen source. So the nitrogen source
in my case is food scraps. If we put one five gallon bucket of leaves you want to add a
half a bucket of the food scraps. Unfortunately I have a full bucket of food scraps right
here so we’re going to go ahead and evenly distribute this around a little bit. Looks
like we’ve got a nice layer in there. The next thing we’re going to do is we’re
going to layer in more brown because if we’re adding one 5 gallon bucket of food scraps,
we actually need 2 buckets of browns. And we’re putting in a little time so we don’t
put the whole bucket in. we’re putting a little bit so that everything could be sandwiched
together nicely and get a nice mixture of the carbon and nitrogen. So what we have next
are my favorite. Got the shredded cardboard with a little bit of shredded paper in there.
We’re going to go ahead and sprinkle this stuff in there. Another nice little layer.
And once again what these guys are shredded cardboard and paper. Now, these aren’t coming
out of your standard shredder. This is coming out of a micro shredder, so be sure to check
out my episode, actually the last episode, which was on best carbon source. If you to
live in an urban environment or a big city, can’t get leaves all the time, this stuffs
always available. Now that we’ve got a layer of the browns, got more greens. This time,
greens. More food scraps. Bunch of tomatoes that were composting down. The bad parts that
were cut out. Once again, we’re just sprinkling on a nice layer here. Not too thick a layer.
Just enough to cover. All right. Now that we got more greens in there, we need some
more browns. Once again, more shredded paper. So literally, all we’re doing is we’re
just layering on. Browns, greens, browns, greens. All right, guess what’s next? You
don’t have to be a rocket scientist. We need more greens! Once again, got a few more
food scraps in the bottom here. So I do want to mention on the bottom of my bucket I do
have some compressed sawdust pellets which are usually used as horse bedding. This is
an excellent carbon source. Normally, for like tumbling composters when things will
get mixed up, I’m hesitant to use that in the system like this because they may not
fully expand because they may not get mixed so that’s why I’m choosing to use the
leaves and the shredded cardboard and paper this time. Although I will these in to see
how they do. All right. Got it emptied out! Let’s, last bit of greens going in. as well
on the bottom there was more of the compressed sawdust pellets and some shredded paper as
well. We go ahead and mix this stuff around here. Finally, put in a little bit more shredded
paper on the top. All right, next, after adding our greens, we’re going to add something
else that is very critical that I believe you should also to your compost bin. No matter
what method, you’re composting. And that’s actually active compost. So whether you get
this out of your garden, whether you bought it, this is actually out of my compost, they’re
sitting next door. You want to add some fresh compost to your compost bin that you’re
going to want to compost. What this does is basically inoculates you compost bin with
the composting bacteria that’s going to help break down the food scraps and the yard
clippings in there. So we’re going to just go ahead and sprinkle this guy around. It’d
probably be best to sprinkle this on after every load of stuff to get it fully mixed
in there because I’m probably not going to be opening this up and turning it all too
often because I’m just kind of lazy like that. So the other thing you’re going to
want to add to your compost bin that many people actually don’t know about and don’t
even recommend is this tuff right here. This stuff is called Azomite, or it’s a kind
of rock dust. What the rock dust is for, it has 70 plus different trace minerals. Now
the trace minerals are not only going to feed the microbes that you just put in there with
your old compost, but it’s also going to pre inoculate the compost your making to be
some of the richest, most nutrient rich compost that you’ve ever made because most gardeners
put NPK in their garden. That’s three minerals, right? Putting 70 minerals back in my compost,
the same compost that’s going to fill up my raised beds so I can grow more food in
it. So we’re going to go ahead and simply sprinkle this around a little bit. And you
want to be careful when working with the rock. This is actually a fine particulate. It’s
a bit moist today so we don’t have to wear a mask because you don’t’ want to breathe
this stuff in. not too good. So we’ll just give it a nice, general sprinkling. You know,
often it might be best to do a sprinkling of rock dust and compost after each and every
layer but I’m kind of lazy. I’ll just put it in there and eventually when I turn
it, it’ll get mixed up. After this, we’re going to go ahead, put more greens in. what
I have now are some greens, actually, a chopped up pepper stocks and leaves from the end of
winter harvest. So we’re just going to go ahead and shake this guy in there. Once again,
we’re going to not pile this in like one corner or the other, but we’re going to
try to evenly distribute it around the whole bin. Now that we’ve got a nice layer on
here, we’re going to go ahead, once again, need more browns, man! And this basically
what you do. You’re kind of creating lasagna, like you know, browns, greens, browns, greens!
Go brown! Ha-ha. We’ve got more browns. We’re going to add some leaves this time.
Man and we are literally filling this puppy up. Right, more greens once again. One of
the things actually I’m not adding to this mixture is water. You may want to add some
water whether you’re using like a couple of glasses of water, you want to get the nice,
right moisture content. So, you know, when you pick this stuff up, you could squeeze
it, it’s going to be like damp, but not a super sopping sponge. You want about that
dampness. Luckily enough this waste here is actually kind of wet, because it actually
rained, and plus my food scraps are also kind of moist as well. So hopefully, we’ll be
pretty good with the level of moisture in there, and I’ll add extra moisture if necessary.
And we’re going to layer in some more compost, some more rock dust. And besides putting the
rock dust just in your composters so your compost will be pre inoculated with rock dust.
You also want to add the rock dust to your standard vegetable garden because it’s really
going to make your plants grow significantly better, taste better, be more nutritious,
and be more bug and disease resistant. Be sure to check one of the videos on the rock
dust if you’re not familiar with it because most people don’t really even know about
it! Next, more browns. All right, so we got all our browns in there. All those leaves
and whatnot. Now, I don’t know about you, but when the trash company comes I basically
pay per load. So if you have one can, you can fill up your can to the max, including
jumping on it, stomping it down, seeing if you can fit more in there to get your money’s
worth, especially if you have more trash than your bin can hold. Do not, I repeat, do not
jump on this composter to smash anything down to fit in just a little bit more! Because
let me tell you, I’ve got a lot more stuff to compost, but I ain’t putting anything
in here, because if you smash everything down, it’s going to basically compress it all,
and there’s not going to be the oxygen or the aeration in there needed for the bacteria
and the microbes to flourish. So resist jumping on it, even though it looks like a garbage
can and you want to get the most in! What I’m going to do now, because it’s about
full, and we’re not going to spin the handle once again, even though I’m tempted, ha-ha.
We’re going to go ahead and let this sit for 4 to 6 weeks, and compost on its own.
I might get in here with a fork and kind of fluff if up and turn it a little bit to get
it mixed up a little bit better. And it is. But hopefully it’s going to work as advertised.
You know, it’s a curious system with this continuous composting system. I’m really
curious on how it works and I think if it does work it’s going to break because literally
just adding stuff on top, keep harvesting on the bottom, and it’ll be a continual
flow and it will continue to work when you’re generating more stuff. Unlike my batch systems
over here like my compost tumblers. I guess the last thing is we’re going to flip the
lid up, walk this. It’s all ready and loaded. Now it’s going to have to basically sit
and hopefully we’ll come back and have some compost in just 4 to 6 weeks. Overall, so
far, so good. I like the Toter composter. I mean it’s definitely one heavy duty composter.
Oh! One of the things I actually didn’t mention. There is NO assembly required. Some
of the composters you saw in the background earlier, it took me an hour or two to assemble.
With this, it comes out of the box and it’s already all built, ready for you to start
using, right out of a box. So the last thing I want to say in this video is that I’m
happy Toter is now making compost bins. I mean, I like this design, the engineers worked
on this so that you can do it pretty much in a standard Toter bin. It blends in nicely.
It looks high class and you’re going to make continual compost in your home, instead
of sitting at off site where in most cases, it’s going to the landfill, and it’s rotting
instead of composting. I always encourage you guys to recycle and reuse whenever possible.
Once again, use your resources on your land, whether they’re the food scraps, whether
they’re the garden clippings or lawn clippings to make your own compost so you can enrich
your garden. So if you’re interested in buying one of these Toter compost tumblers,
I think Amazon and Home Depot is currently selling it. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but
for that, you get a nice durable, heavy unit that’s going to last you for many years
to come and provide you with many, many cubic yards of compost. And let me tell you some
compost in the store can get quite expensive. So in the long run, you’re doing the right
thing for the earth, you’re doing the right thing for the garden, and you’re doing the
right thing for nature. All right, so we’re back! It’s probably been about, I don’t
know, three or four days since you saw me set the Toter composter up, and now we’re
going to go ahead and open it up to show you guys if it’s really working or not. One
of my favorite composting tools is a composting thermometer. You can check out the video down
below where I talked about the composting thermometer. I mean, this is the tool that
you need to know if your compost is working because your compost could be sitting there,
doing a lot of nothing. And you know, I mean, you could stick your hand, see if it’s warm,
but a compost thermometer is a proper tool. And I think mine was, I don’t know, less
than 20 bucks, maybe less than that. So let’s go ahead and open the Toter and show you guys
the temperature on the inside to see if I’ve got an active pile. Next let’s check out
the Toter, open it up, check out the temperature. Before we do, let me show you guys here, one
of things I noticed on the Toter, I don’t know if you could see that from a side profile.
This panel was all the way straight, and actually it kind of bulges out. Now I don’t’ know
if that’s because it got hot because its composting or what, but I don’t think it
was like that before, because the sides are not… and just the front and the back are,
which is a bit weird. First let’s actually check out the bottom, open up the bottom here,
and see if we got anything in the trap door coming out. All right, so check I tot, this
is the bottom, looks like we got a lot of leakage. A little bit of liquids leaking down
and of course some of the leaves. We can go ahead and big the leaves out the bottom and
put it back in the top. Going to go ahead and close that guy up so that’s good. Nothing’s
really falling through yet. That’s how it’s supposed to work. Now we’re going to go
ahead and lift this latch off. And check out all the stuff on the inside. So the last round
that I put in there was the leaves, and as you guys can see, the moisture in there, is
kind of breaking open some of the pine pellets, and that’s just kind of expanding with the
moisture. So that’s giving a good carbon source. We kind of dig down in here. You’ll
see it’s like, wow! Man, I could feel my hands actually getting warm down in here.
Wow, man, this is getting really warm down here in that layer there. Ooh, right there
is nice and warm. Nice cold day. Anyways, we’re going to go ahead and get that back
right. Once again, we’re not turning this, the little handle as much as I want to. Oops,
I turned it! Maybe that’s why some of the leaves dropped at the bottom. So here’s
our compost thermometer. Go ahead and give you guys a pretty good close up on that. Okay,
there you guys, check it out. As you guys can see, it’s at a steady 90 degrees. So
90 degrees if we look at the little scale on here. Blue is cool, light blue is steady.
Yellow is active. Orange is hot. And red is too hot. Too hot, too hot again, girl! All
right, so it’s steady. So that means its happening. Now, I would like it to probably
be in the active state. A little bit warmer than that, but I’m glad it’s steady because
at least at 90 degrees, it’s going to happen faster than if it wasn’t happening at all.
All right, so as you guys can see, the Toter’s composter is working pretty well. It’s at
90 degrees. Now that doesn’t get as near as hot as my drawers did on the third or fourth
day. They got a bit warmer. But it’s a lot different process. I’m spinning the drawer
so it aerates a little better, whereas in the Toter, it’s just sitting there and it’s
actually still working so that’s definitely a good sign. Maybe if I got in there with
a fork and turn It up a little bit, it’d start working it up a little better. But I’m
kind of lazy. I’ve got a lot of stuff to do and I can’t sit here forking my compost
everyday. I’ve got other thinks to fork, if you know what I mean, ha-ha. But I can
spin my drawers because that’s a lot easier. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed this episode,
learning more about the Toter continuous composter on wheels. I like it so far, and be sure to
stay tuned and subscribe to my YouTube videos for updated videos on my review and summary
of all the different six or seven kinds of composters I have in my compost alley here.
Once again, my name is John Kohler with We’ll see you next time, and remember, keep
on composting! This is John Kohler with
I have another exciting episode for you today. We’re going to do a really good episode,
and you know, this one is the easiest way to make compost.

100 thoughts on “Toter Trash Can Continuous Flow Compost Bin Review

  1. It's expensive but definitely worth it. I'll be sure to save up for this. And the other good thing, is it's moveable. One of the bigger composters you have wouldn't be really good if someone decided to move (unless it comes apart) And I do love the bucket for indoor food waste.

  2. Cool composter John,lol…compostin' is like lasagna, layer of browns, greens, repeat,…hehehehe…thumbs up good buddy,hopin' ya had a great New Year's!!

  3. Once again a great episode John ! I typically rely on vermiculite as appose to heat composting. I have a much smaller garden and can control the volunteers ūüôā

  4. Happy new year John! Very interesting. I wonder how much compost you are generating with all the composters you have. It is nice that everything is contained, really could work in a urban situation.

  5. I know this will sound stupid, but when I dig my rows for my garden, what do I fill the holes with to put my seeds in? Do I fill it in with compost or soil? If not when does the compost come in? I also want to use rock dust……

  6. Peace John could you maybe do a video or speak briefly about what to do with your garden or plants when moving to a new home particularly seedlings thanks brother Peace

  7. I was going through some old mail the other day and found a letter about recycling.  I was amazed to find out that my city actually charges us money to recycle.  San Francisco California doesn't charge extra to recycle.  They will actually sort your trash for you to pull out recyclable materials. 

  8. Great info on a composter that makes it easy for the home gardener.  Thanks for taking the time to post!

  9. Pal, you don't need a half of hour to explain something that you can explain in 2 minutes. Overall, you talk to much.

  10. I recycle almost everything…but cat litter.
    Besides a corn or pine based litter, anyone have suggestions for the (cleaned of solid waste)  clumping type used litter, like tidy cat.
     Im thinking washed it can be used  like sand in concrete?

  11. thanks for your ideas , I put all my organics in my garden ,like coffee grounds ,orange peels ,banana peels . hoping I have a great garden this year ………..

  12. Very nice bin, but I can see 2 issues with it. First of all, the handle will probably get very nasty so you'd have to clean it before you can use it. Secondly you'd have to get very picky about your composting material. Woody material (like John took out when putting the bottom layer down) can very possibly block the brushes in the bottom part. That would be hard to fix. You'd have to empty the entire bin to unblock it.

  13. I'm not convinced, will have to wait for the follow up video in the future before making a decision on this product. But, as always, thanks for posting, John. 

  14. John, I have started a composting box in my backyard. I put in mainly dried leaves there. Few days ago I threw in some veggie and fruit pulps from my juicing. Some how it has attracted troops of uninvited ants there. Any idea how to deal with the ants?

  15. I've always just dug a big ole hole in the end of my garden and tossed my crap in that.  Each spring I toss it around my garden and start over.

  16. My husband brought me home a 55 gallon plastic barrell , do you have a video on how to best use that to compost?

  17. Hi John,
    It's been 90 days, wondering how your compost is doing in the Toter Composter. Waiting to see how it went for you before I invest in one. Thanks!

  18. I always till in my leaves in with a fork now. I noticed with the lasagna method the leaves compress into a water-tight mat that will channel water right off the sides if you go to water your compost later on. The first black bin you showed is what I use (screwed it together, much more solid now) and dehydration is a problem so I recommend adding water with every layer. I'll be getting some Azomite in the mail tomorrow!

  19. John:  Can you please give us an update on this product?  It's very expensive.  Wonder if you could make your own, with a wheeled trash can, a metal wire screen, and a cut in and hinged trap door?

  20. Hey this is quite silly I compost with the loose pile way. It's so much simpler and I am letting Red roasting Potatoes take over my old pile.

  21. Do you compost with worms? I'm very interested in using this style of Toter Continuous Flow Through Compost Bin for worm composting. It is difficult to find a large bin for home use that is easy to harvest.  Thoughts?

  22. You're probably now my favorite youtuber, also, I would totally be your friend irl lol. Your lessons are super cool lol!

  23. is there an update to this review??
    I'm a first time gardener/composter with my kids.
    Is this worth the money or just a market ploy???

  24. Best composter is a old refrigerator with the doors ripped off.. I dont even shred my cardboard .. The trick is to add DIRTY kitchen sink water SOAP AND ALL! mixed with kitchen paper scraps and dump in compost (easier than taking the trash out)

  25. Dude you're fucking weird! I love it. Why watch ordinary compost DIY videos when this guy is has personality and is hilarious. He reminds me of this hippy guy I knew who slept around a lot, like he seriously got so much booty all the time but cared a great deal about his health through food. But anyways I've subbed to you and got a compost going now! Thanks.

  26. Our trash company makes mulch/compost with the greentrash they collect. We can go to dump and get has much of the mulch has we want.

  27. haha you look like astro-boy with your hair like that.

    Using shredded paper is a big no-no. It has way to many chemicals. Cardboard is fine so long as it is not colored.

  28. The Toter composter just doesn't look like it would work well. It looks like it would be difficult to turn the pile. It seems like the compost at the bottom would be unfinished when it falls through.  I also believe it will be much slower than other tumble type composters.

  29. i am going to be useing a numal trash bin with drilled air holes in that i can roll around maybe help when full but at least i can get it to work ( on a very very very tight budget so cant get things like the tumbler one or this one ecti also live in the uk )

  30. Thank you John, well explained. I appreciate your contribution to making this video and also for those who complained about you, they don't deserve you. But I still would hope that you don't give up your passion at composting and growing your green.

  31. John, I agree that you are great in the garden world. But you need to trim your talking and show more working. Your voice gets to be annoying.

  32. gardening is one of those things that takes patience… if you have not enough patience to pay attention to a simple half hour long video without complaining & giving up I can almost assure you won't have much success in gardening.

  33. I find spraying (H20) each layer is best. (sixty years of experience)
    I use only shredded leaves. You can pre mix everything is you have a quick & easy way.
    Mixing it all up every 1-3 days gets the outside composting with the inside and adds much needed air.
    No greens, no problem, add your urine.
    Last, an optional addition of a little (5-10%) bar-b-que ashes/pieces.

  34. HAHAHA¬† gas ass or grass… I remember¬† that one …am sitting here¬† cutting up my pizza delivery boxes¬† as¬† I watch your¬† video…I'd¬† soak those pellets¬† in water¬† BEFORE adding¬† them to compost bin…add them soaking¬† wet…just moved my compost bin from the east side of the house¬† to the¬† south side=- heat¬† THANKS¬† JOHN

  35. Get a Compost, a Washing machine Agitator, put a handle on it, There you have it. I would not add all that other stuff if you want organic compost, The more of that extra stuff that you add the worst you are

  36. another over lengthy video from this guy. He the type of guy that don't leave when you invite them over.

  37. I have a premix bin, so any bulk added to a compost heap/bin already has the correct C:N ratio. Add Eisenia fetida worms if it's not composting too hot. In the UK there is a composter called the Hotbin, though I am skeptical as to its longevity as it's made of foam.

  38. Nice Concept..!Untreated waste is a major source of pollution worldwide. Recycling your waste helps to keep the environment safe and Green.Compost your Organic Waste in just 20 Hours – FOOD WASTE REDUCTION. Manage your Kitchen Waste and Leftover Meal and Organic Waste. Website : Email : [email protected] video Link : #wastemanagement #composting #bhor #bhorengineering #organicwasteconverter

    I found this..why would I waste money on a new bin? I use my city wheelie bin
    This makes managing waste easy.
    I never have yucky bins

  40. How did this thing work out? I don't see it for sale anywhere in May 2019 so I'm guessing not well

  41. You look like Alfalfa from the "Little Rascals" tv show from the 60's and 70's. Love your vids and appreciate all the information you teach us.
    Thumbs up and God bless bro.

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