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Q1. How exactly does the EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM work?
A. All you have to do is open the lid, throw in the waste, close the lid and rotate
the unit to mix the contents well (at least 3 times/week to maintain active
composting) and there you have it!
The EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM requires no mixing tools other
than your hands to rotate the drum ‐ without getting them dirty!
One cycle of the decomposition process takes a period of about 30 to 40 days, but
the maturing time of a composting cycle varies depending on how often the
composter is turned and the size of the original ingredients. In principal, the
more often the composter is turned and the smaller the ingredients, the faster the
total composting time.
Q2. How do I know when the maturation period is completed so that I can
empty my compost?
A. At the end of the 5th week, stop adding waste to the composter for 5 days.
During this final maturing period, accumulate new waste in a separate plastic
container. At the end of the 6th week, it is now time to empty out your
composter. Once your composter is empty, you may begin to add new waste to
it. Composting demands a minimum of 2 cubic feet of varied waste (dry and
humid). It is always important to keep the composting materials moist.
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Q3. How do I empty out my composter?
A. To rapidly empty out your composter:
a) Remove the barrel from the base, place it on the ground and roll it to
the area in which you want to empty it out
b) Lift off the lid
c) Turn the barrel face down to the ground
d) Shake the barrel and the compost will fall out
Q4. Should I use activated chemicals in order to accelerate the decomposition
process?
A. Activated chemicals are not necessary. Instead add a shovel full of earth or
compost obtained from your first collection to accelerate the decomposition
process of the next composting cycle.
Q5. What should I do when the compost barrel is hard to turn?
A. If the barrel is hard to turn, make sure that the material inside is moist but not
wet. It may also indicates that the composting cycle is at its mature state.
Q6. How do I make use of compost tea?
A. The liquid (compost tea) that is collected in the base is an excellent source of
nutrient‐enriched sustenance for trees, flowers and indoor plants. Due to its high
concentration, the compost tea should be mixed with 10 parts of water (10/1).
Q7. Should I add water to the compostable materials?
A. The EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM does not need to have
water added because the interior level of humidity remains ideal.
Q8. How does one equalize the carbon‐nitrogen ratio required for composting?
A. To equalize the carbon‐nitrogen ratio, pile up your dead leaves in bags; when
added to your household wastes, they will help equalize the carbon‐nitrogen
ratio. As an alternative, newspaper cut into strips will also work.
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Q9. Can I use the EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM during the cold
winter months?
A. In winter, the composting process is slowed down, but you may continue to
add fresh material to the compost. In spring, the compost will thaw and the
process will resume. You may place the unit on a balcony, in the garage, or close
to a doorway.
Q10. Iʹm experiencing bugs and the compost doesnʹt seem to be breaking
down very quickly?
A. Moisture and aeration during composting are inversely proportional. The
more water there is, the less air, and vice versa. There must be enough aeration to
ensure aerobic decomposition, Proper aeration and proper C/N ratio also helps
to eliminate the risk of unpleasant odors and bugs.

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Q1. How exactly does the EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM work?
A. All you have to do is open the lid, throw in the waste, close the lid and rotate
the unit to mix the contents well (at least 3 times/week to maintain active
composting) and there you have it!
The EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM requires no mixing tools other
than your hands to rotate the drum ‐ without getting them dirty!
One cycle of the decomposition process takes a period of about 30 to 40 days, but
the maturing time of a composting cycle varies depending on how often the
composter is turned and the size of the original ingredients. In principal, the
more often the composter is turned and the smaller the ingredients, the faster the
total composting time.
Q2. How do I know when the maturation period is completed so that I can
empty my compost?
A. At the end of the 5th week, stop adding waste to the composter for 5 days.
During this final maturing period, accumulate new waste in a separate plastic
container. At the end of the 6th week, it is now time to empty out your
composter. Once your composter is empty, you may begin to add new waste to
it. Composting demands a minimum of 2 cubic feet of varied waste (dry and
humid). It is always important to keep the composting materials moist.
7
Q3. How do I empty out my composter?
A. To rapidly empty out your composter:
a) Remove the barrel from the base, place it on the ground and roll it to
the area in which you want to empty it out
b) Lift off the lid
c) Turn the barrel face down to the ground
d) Shake the barrel and the compost will fall out
Q4. Should I use activated chemicals in order to accelerate the decomposition
process?
A. Activated chemicals are not necessary. Instead add a shovel full of earth or
compost obtained from your first collection to accelerate the decomposition
process of the next composting cycle.
Q5. What should I do when the compost barrel is hard to turn?
A. If the barrel is hard to turn, make sure that the material inside is moist but not
wet. It may also indicates that the composting cycle is at its mature state.
Q6. How do I make use of compost tea?
A. The liquid (compost tea) that is collected in the base is an excellent source of
nutrient‐enriched sustenance for trees, flowers and indoor plants. Due to its high
concentration, the compost tea should be mixed with 10 parts of water (10/1).
Q7. Should I add water to the compostable materials?
A. The EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM does not need to have
water added because the interior level of humidity remains ideal.
Q8. How does one equalize the carbon‐nitrogen ratio required for composting?
A. To equalize the carbon‐nitrogen ratio, pile up your dead leaves in bags; when
added to your household wastes, they will help equalize the carbon‐nitrogen
ratio. As an alternative, newspaper cut into strips will also work.
8
Q9. Can I use the EnvirocycleTM Composter/ComposteamakerTM during the cold
winter months?
A. In winter, the composting process is slowed down, but you may continue to
add fresh material to the compost. In spring, the compost will thaw and the
process will resume. You may place the unit on a balcony, in the garage, or close
to a doorway.
Q10. Iʹm experiencing bugs and the compost doesnʹt seem to be breaking
down very quickly?
A. Moisture and aeration during composting are inversely proportional. The
more water there is, the less air, and vice versa. There must be enough aeration to
ensure aerobic decomposition, Proper aeration and proper C/N ratio also helps
to eliminate the risk of unpleasant odors and bugs.

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