“For those who have been visited by a rat or want a very strong bin, this metal composter is a wonderful alternative to plastic.”
- City Farmer News, July 2011

"You and your Dad have a great design for a composter that works and is scientifically and is environmentally sound.”
- Patty Rose Contract Educator at the CSWM Comox Valley Compost Education Centre

"I have used three Speedbin composters since 1993, moved three times with them and now have six that we use on our acreage. They make beautiful compost.

I probably shouldn’t admit this in public but I compost fish, prawns, dairy and even our thanksgiving turkey carcass in our bins. We have never had a rodent problem in our bins even though I have seen them lurking in the neighbourhood.

In terms of durability, it looks like we will get more than 30 years life out of the bins. One of the three has a spot on a side panel that is corroding, probably where I have dinged it with the garden fork a few times but I’m sure I will get another ten years out of it. The others are in even better shape and will probably work for over 30 years. When we finally retire them, we will recycle them as scrap metal.

I think one of the reasons that the Speedbin works so well is that water condenses on the metal roof so that in warm weather, when moisture in our compost is a concern, the condensate rains down onto the compost inside the bin keeping the moisture levels good. I think this doesn’t happen as effectively in a plastic bin. Ever notice how long it takes for plastic containers to dry? Since the bottom is a screen, excess moisture drains away. And more importantly, micro-organisms and worms transfer readily.

My goal is to feed ourselves by at least 20% from our property and the Speedibins are an integral part of that goal.

My total satisfaction with the Speedibins is a driving incentive for me to carry on with this family business."

- Joyce McMenamon, managing partner with Fresh Earth Products and daughter of the inventor

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