Barrel Turning System

Clip art depicting the barrel turning system composting method.


  • Finished compost in short period of time
  • High degree of pest resistance
  • Makes turning of materials easier


  • Full barrel is heavy
  • Must compost in batches, so you may have to stockpile fresh materials
  • Relatively expensive
  • Requires careful attention to composting details in order to achieve rapid composting
  • Worms and microorganisms can't enter from the ground