Learn / Compost / Using Compost / When

When is compost ready for use?

Decomposition typically takes 1.5 months in Daily Dump composters. We recommend a further 1 month for full maturation. Compost should contain no recognisable food & should have an earthy smell. But, if you are trying to get compost into your garden quickly, it's best to mature it for another 2 months and test it before use. If it is a year old and has been kept moist for sometime - it is definitely ready!

SAPLING TEST

Check germination

JAR TEST

A simple smell test

WHY TEST?

Effects of pre-mature compost

  • For gardening tips, see our 'grow' section

Learn / Compost / Using Compost / Fun ways

Fun ways to use compost!

Learn / Compost / Using Compost / Buy back

When do we buy back compost?

  • If you accept the rates that Daily Dump quotes after examining your compost (maximum = Rs 5 per kg)
  • If you made the compost in a Daily Dump product (and have photographic proof!)
  • If you have more than 10 kgs of compost and are willing to drop it off at our headquarters in Bengaluru and pick up the money.
  • If you have over 100 kgs and are willing to pay us for the transportation to have it picked up from your premises.