Eco King Composting Bin

The claim

An easily constructed compost bin that allows you to adjust the ventilation levels, giving you more influence over the compost process. It also has twin lid flaps, making filling the bin quick and simple, while base flaps sanction the extraction of the final compost swiftly and stress-free.

How does it work?

The Eco King Composting Bin is a container that is made from 100% recycled materials. It provides a casing into which food and garden waste can be placed easily through the twin lid flaps and decompose creating compost.

How did it work for me?

After spending days on end, and various swollen fingers from hammer blows, trying dismally to nail together DIY, wooden compost containers I searched the market for an easier solution and came across the Eco King Composting Bin made from 100% recycled materials (1st thumbs up!). When it arrived I found it simple to assemble through the rapido click assembly and avoided any further harm to my fingers because it did not require tools. In fewer than 10 minutes I had created 600 litres of mean, green, composting…space.

The smart looking box fitted comfortably into the corner of my garden, and I did not come across any problems regarding putting waste in, or indeed taking compost out. However, the strength of the Eco King Composting Bin soon became its weakness.

The fact that my hands we strong enough to put the box together, meant I was slightly sceptical about how much compost it could hold until it collapsed…sure thing a few weeks into the lifetime of my new compost bin, it seemed to say enough is enough and buckle under the sheer weight, sending food and garden waste all over my garden. I suppose if I had filled it with scrap metal and not grass cuttings the collapse would have been justified. I also struggled to find the use for the Wind-Fix LTD Adjustment for controlled composting, and perhaps thought that this was an added extra that they could do without