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Practical Compost Cages: Composting Has Never Been So Easy

Compost cages are practical solutions to converting your organic waste into valuable compost. These space saving, odourless compost systems can be used in homes, restaurants, accommodations and even offices.

Compost cages are very easy to use and the innovative structure means you do not need to turn compost like you normally would with other systems.

How to use Alam Santi’s compost cage system.

Compost: Preparation Materials

Four ingredients are required for fast-cooking hot compost: nitrogen, carbon, air, and water. Together, these items feed microorganisms, which speed up the process of conversion of waste into valuable compost.

Carbon, which is dry organic materials, is used to cover your compost, reducing smells and providing habitat for the microorganisms to thrive in your compost cage. Keep a waterproof, covered container full of carbon material near your compost cage for easy access. It is important to keep your carbon materials dry before you use them.

Composting is a great way to repurpose scraps collected after cooking, leaves, paper and other organic materials. Keep a container to collect your food scraps or go fancy and install this compost chute into your kitchen. These scraps are perfect to start your composting process.

Examples of Things to Compost:

  • Fruit scraps

  • Vegetable scraps

  • Coffee grounds

  • Eggshells

  • Grass and plant clippings

  • Dry leaves

  • Finely chopped wood and bark chips

  • Straw

  • Sawdust from untreated wood

Examples of things to avoid in your compost:

Not all items will work well in your compost cage, they can even make your compost smell and attract animals and pests. Avoid these items for a successful compost cage mix:

  • Bones, oil, fat, or grease

  • Diseased plant materials

  • Sawdust or chips from pressure-treated wood

  • Dog or cat faeces

  • Weeds that go to seed

  • Dairy products

Follow this simple guide to build your own compost cage:


Alternatively, you can contact us to purchase a ready-made compost suited for at-home use or as a part of your venture's ecological system.


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