The essential structural difference from other composters is the patented premium grade anodized aluminium frame, which has significant advantages in respect of expected lifespan, robustness and design.
While aluminium is more expensive than wood and other materials that are used as composter frames, these frames offer clear advantages and come into their own when assessing the costs and benefits over time.
Plus they look great!
Compost Co. Project Manager
Waiheke Resources Trust
We provide a limited 10 year warranty on our CarbonCycle bin and lid frames. Under that warranty, provided customers comply with usage and maintenance guidelines, we will at our option either replace any component that ceases to be functional or provide compensation equal to the cost of the component reduced by 10% for each year prior to the year of claim. We do not manufacture and cannot guarantee any other components like slats or pest-proofing.
Our oldest frames, in use since 2015, have dulled slightly but are just as functional as they were when new, with no cracking, warping or deterioration in functionality or strength. We are confident that our frames will last much longer than 10 years, even though 10 years is what we warrant.
Premium or basic grade timber / lumber side and lid slats are available for your CarbonCycle Composter, cut to size and shipped to you in a flat pack ready to slot into the CarbonCycle Frame.
The types of timber we supply are:
Or you can source side and lid slats from any other supplier of your choice.
You will find all relevant dimensions on this site.
Please note that the CarbonCycle Company does not manufacture slats and cannot warrant their performance. While we make every effort to ensure that slats provided or suggested are of appropriate quality, it is important to recognise that composting exposes timber to varying conditions and timber is, in any event, susceptible to change.
CarbonCycle Composters, with correctly sized side and lid slats, can be made completely pest-proof, except as to the base. When we say “pests” we are referring to mice, rats, snakes and larger animals. Nothing can prevent flies or ants other than good composting techniques.
We can supply a pest-proofing kit for the base, if required.