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The Earth Machine™

Specifications & Features

ORBIS has led the market in backyard composting initiatives in North America and the United Kingdom for the past 15 years. The Earth Machine™ is the most successful product of its type in the world. Since its introduction, more than 2,500,000 Earth Machine™ compost bins are in use in over 3,500 communities.

The Earth Machine™ has several features that make it
superior to other compost bins on the market:

SIMPLICITY OF USE
For the active composting person
Easy Access through the large lid opening, easy turning and aerating, no corners for material to get stuck in, design allows for easy batching and good quality compost.
  360 DEGREE ACCESS TO THE PILE
Because of its round and conical shape, The Earth Machine™ can be turned to access the pile from any direction.

SIMPLICITY OF USE
For the passive composting person ("Dump & Run")
The Earth Machine is designed for easy, passive composting – just start filling the bin, water, and occasionally stir or poke. The finished compost is ready in four to six months.

 
VENTILATION

The Earth Machine™ combines both horizontal and vertical columnar convection ventilation that is controlled through the lid.

TWIST LOCKING LID

The lid is the most utilized part of any compost bin. The Earth Machine™ lid is easy to use, functional, durable and secure.
 
AESTHETIC APPEARANCE

The Earth Machine™, with its gently conical shape, is designed to allow adequate ventilation throughout the unit, to promote aerobic decomposition of organic materials, plus controllable ventilation built into the exclusive lid.

RODENT RESISTANCE

The Earth Machine™ secures to the ground with sturdy "Twist Pegs" with securable access door, twist locking lid, air vents too small to allow rodent entry, and securable harvest door all add to the rodent resistancy of the bin.
 
EASE OF ASSEMBLY

Basic two piece assembly that snaps together in seconds without the use of any tools. The Earth Machine™ will not sit around in garages, sheds, etc. because of assembly complications.

RECYCLED CONTENT

High-density injection-molded polyethylene made with a minimum 50% post-consumer recycled materials.
 
DURABILITY

The Earth Machine™ is made of tough high-density polyethylene with UV stabilizers for all season strength and weatherability.

EASE OF TRANSPORTATION

The Earth Machine™ will fit into any automobile for easy transportation.  It comes in two halves (no corrugated cardboard packaging) which nest inside each other.
 
WARRANTY

The Earth Machine™ has a ten (10) year warranty against cracking, deterioration, warping, or any other defect that would diminish the effectiveness or appearance of the compost bin.

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL

Every Earth Machine™ compost bin is packaged with assembly/replacement instructions and a comprehensive 20 page "Home Composting Handbook".
 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Unit dimensions when assembled: 33" diameter by 33" high.
Weight: 15 lbs
Volume: 10.5 cubic feet (80 Imperial gallons or 300 litres)

 

What's Included?

Upper and lower compost bin halves, lid, door, and four twist pegs, "Home Composting Handbook",
assembly instructions and 10 year warranty.

 

 

 

 

Packaging

"Enviro-Packaging" – no corrugated cardboard or packaging to dispose of. Typically stacked 25 high on a skid (4-1/2”H), 33-1/2" x 33-1/2" x 8’” high