A tumbler bin is a cylinder bin that either sits on the floor or on a central axle that you rotate to speed up the compost process. Generally, a compost tumbler composts material down in around three months, but it’ll need to be pretty much full to set it off, and once it’s started, you can’t add any more to it.
Tumblers are a good space saving choice, but if you want to continually add to the compost, I’d recommend a plastic one instead.
As you’re tidying up your garden this autumn and preparing it for winter you’ll probably find you have a lot of materials that you can chuck in the compost bin. You’ll also find all those leftover food scraps from Christmas need to go somewhere!
However, this is not always the case. Some materials can’t be composted at all, and people will often just chuck anything in their compost bin, hoping it’ll mulch down, only to end up with a bit of a mess at the end of it.
Likewise; there are also lots of things that you may not realise you can put in your compost bin so here’s my list of what you should and shouldn’t be composting.