This is NOT an indoor product.
You must place it in a corner of a spacious balcony or outdoors in your garden or under a tree. Make sure to locate it near a corner or against a wall in case you have pets in the house. Choose a flat even area. Sunlight and light rain do not interfere with the product and it only needs protection in case of heavy rains. Cover the product with a old plastic sack or plastic bag.
Once your bottom unit fills up completely with semi-done compost, you will need a Leave-it Pot to store this semi-done compost
Customers also buy another Leave-it Pot to store sieved compost once it is fully ready.
You can use the Leave-it Pots to compost larger volumes of kitchen waste. You will need at least 4 Leave-it Pots for this.
You can use it to compost garden waste. You can also use the Patta Kambhas for garden waste. See our save your leaves section for more information on the value of your garden and leaf litter.
Adding accelerator helps but is not critical. You can use the Daily Dump accelerator or use any other that you know about.
You should then use two 3-tiered composters and alternate dumping. This will distribute the waste evenly and save you the bother of interchanging units too often.
The waste on the sides tends to be dry because of absorption of moisture by the terracotta walls. This needs to be combined with the wet waste in the center. Use your tools or your hands (in gloves) to stir and combine the dried edges with the wet center.
Yes, customers usually combine different kinds of daily dump products to achieve their composting needs.
The thumb of rule is - add dried leaves at least 3/4th the volume of your wet waste. If your waste is too wet or it has a lot of cooked leftovers then you need to add more leaves.
You must also cover your daily addition with a sheet of newspaper to avoid fruit flies.
Shredded newspaper is a good substitute for dried leaves. You should shred it fine and scatter it over the pile so that it does not clump when you add water. The bleach and chlorine of the paper can be a problem. But compared to the problem of it all reaching the landfill, its the lesser evil. Daily Dump supplies dried leaves, so do come over and pick them up. Another alternative is wood sawdust. Buy this from a sawmill or from us.
No problem, check our troubleshooting page and our common mistakes page. If you don't find answers there, call us for a crisis visit. Our service personnel will arrive and fix your composter
No problem, the compost enjoys the break! Just check moisture levels when you get back and begin adding your fresh waste.
If the crack is too small, you can repair with m-seal. If the mesh has gone, you can repair with placing mesh on the outside and fixing it in place with m-seal.
If the plastic rope has come undone, then you can fix it yourself or call us to repair it.
Since the composter parts are modular, you can buy just one unit or a lid if it is broken.