standard composter is available from all Homebase Ltd stores at £19.99
per pack of ten panels.
BAKRE panels have bead and socket joints on either side which enable
them to be locked together easily into a circular container for
which these joints also provide vertical stiffening ribs. The
container will be 80cm high and 67cm in diameter, making it easy to
tip material into it. This wide top facilitates the stirring into
the existing top layer of newly added material and the occasional
mixing of the deeper contents with a garden fork.
BAKRE panels are made from high-density dark green plastic, using
recycled material whenever possible, and are 3mm thick. They provide
the container with 80% of heat retaining solid area and 20% of
perforations to ensure good aerobic conditions.
The process of
decomposition is quite fast, except in wintry weather, and a peat
like compost can be produced in six or seven months. The panels can
be easily removed when the compost is ready.
Each pack of ten BAKRE panels is accompanied by
detailed instructions of which a copy is given below. These show
that a good level of domestic waste disposal can be achieved, so
making a most useful contribution to the solution of a pressing
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