NatureMill is an indoor composting
system designed to turn kitchen food waste into composte. Mains
powered, the NatureMill sits in your kitchen and saves you trips
outdoor to the Green Bin.
- Reduces your waste, your contribution to 'Land fill', and your
greenhouse gas emissions (methane).
- Saves you trips outside to the 'green bin'.
- Environmentally friendly and has low power consumption.
- Is perfect for apartments and flats.
How it works: Deposit food waste
items at any time, on any day. Add up to 120 lbs (55kg) per month.
For best results, cut items into small pieces. Items remain in the
upper chamber, with "hot composting" conditions: mixing, air flow,
heat, and moisture (see diagram). The energy released destroys odours,
pathogens, and seed germination. The compost is later transferred
through a trap door to the lower cure tray chamber, where it continues
to compost while you add fresh waste items to the upper chamber.
No odours, worms, or bugs:
Cultures consume waste quickly, without odours. The cultures produce
a mild aroma similar to sourdough, mushrooms, or damp straw. Balance
the chemistry by adding a small amount of sawdust to increase "brown"
content, and baking soda to reduce acidity (both are included).
A fan draws air into the machine continuously, providing oxygen
to the cultures. A powerful carbon filter removes any lingering
odours. Replace the filter every 4-5 years (estimated £8 online,
or about £1 if you buy the carbon yourself).
Use it anywhere: Fits inside
any standard cabinet (cabinet kit sold separately - COMING SOON).
Keep it in the kitchen, a garage, or laundry room. Use it outdoors,
even in the snow, rain, or freezing temperatures. Keep the power
supply dry, using a weather-rated power outlet (available at most
Endless supply of compost:
Empty the cure tray when the indicator light comes on - roughly
every two weeks. More than seventy percent of the initial waste
disappears into thin air -- literally -- as compost cultures convert
it into water vapour. What's left is a very concentrated compost
fertiliser. Fresh compost has a mild organic aroma, which people
often describe as damp wool, sourdough bread, or mushrooms. You
can use it immediately, or leave it in a heap outdoors until you
are ready to work in your garden.
Good for the garden: Compost
is high in nitrogen, which is essential for flowering plants and
fruit trees. Use compost on your garden, lawn, shrubs, trees, or
indoor potted plants. One batch of compost is sufficient for 10-40
sq ft (1-4 sq m) of a lawn or garden, applied once or twice per
year. Or use one batch per mature fruit tree, once per year. Spread
over the surface of the soil like mulch -- nutrients will slowly
enter the soil during watering and annual tilling. You can infuse
with water to brew "compost tea" liquid fertiliser. Learn more about
gardening with compost.
Great for the environment:
A NatureMill automatic composter recycles its weight in waste every
10 days, diverting over two tons of waste from landfills over its
life. This reduces emissions of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas
produced when organic matter decomposes in oxygen-starved landfills.
Compost returns nutrients to the environment, reducing our need
for chemical fertilisers. NatureMill uses 5 kwh / month of energy
- or about 50p/month - less than a dustbin lorry would burn in diesel
fuel to take the same waste to landfill. It is made from recycled
and recyclable materials.