Fresh Earth Products: Speedibin
Fresh Earth Products, which produces the Speedibin composters, is all about backyard composting. Composting is an activity that individuals can do that makes a significant difference towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly methane from landfills. Our goal is to remove the hurdles to backyard composting, including fear of rats.
Speedibins are designed to keep out vermin and be easy to use. All the gaps are less than 1/4 inch so even mice can’t get in. They are made of metal so that animals can’t chew in. The large lid lifts up for easy adding of materials. The front door slides up for easy removal of compost. A metal screen on the bottom prevents rodents from tunneling in. And they look tidy in the garden. Because of their design, worms and microbes are happy and compost is produced speedily.
Speedibin design and production is a family business, started by my Dad in Victoria, BC in 1989. These metal bins were made for a few years but stopped as the plastic bins that were flooding the market were a lot cheaper. Then City Farmer in Vancouver asked if we would make them again to offer a solution for rats getting into people’s compost bins. My Dad had passed by then but we found his old drawings and started tweaking from there. Now we have three models and plans for more.
The mission is to make backyard composting the easy and obvious solution for kitchen and yard waste. Turn waste into Earth!