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Compost Bins by Duraco

In Mauritius, 80% of the Municipal Domestic Wastes (papers, yard wastes and food wastes) are classified as organic. These can be recycled into valuable bio-fertilizers through the process of composting. Our compost bin creates the right conditions for rapidly growing micro-organisms which decompose organic wastes to form compost. Aerobic composting takes place in the presence of oxygen, humidity and organic matter. In the process, aerobic micro-organisms also produce carbon dioxide, ammonia, water, heat as well as humus (compost).

The main features of Duraco Compost bin are as follows:

  • Manufactured from 100% virgin material
  • Moulded in-one-piece design
  • Opaque design with holes on the sides for airflow
  • UV stabilized
  • No taste or odour imparted from polyethylene
  • High impact resistance
  • A robust and user-friendly system made in two pieces; the drum and its base
  • Wheeled base makes turning and mixing process effortless as compared to conventional compost bins
  • Easy transfer of compost to containers

Capacity: 250L

Length: 885 mm

Width: 590 mm

Height: 885 mm


What can be recycled?

Recyclable Materials Non-Recyclable Materials
 Sawdust and wood chips  Shiny paper
 Matte paper, newspaper (in small pieces) Glass
 Carton, wrapping paper (in small pieces) Plastic
Tissue paper Treated wood
Flowers, grass, leaves, weeds  Poisonous plants/weeds
 Fruits, vegetables (peelings, small pieces) Meat, fish, bones
Tea (leaves, teabags) Fats, milk products
Coffee (ground)  Human or animal waste
Fine algae


User Guidelines:

  • For best results, it is recommended to make mixed layers (green matter and dry matter):
    • Garden Waste – 1 part dry: 4 parts green
    • Kitchen Waste – 1 part dry: 1 part green
  • If moisture leakage is noticed at the vent holes of the compost bin, add some dry matter to the mixture
  • Composting can be carried out with the compost bin half full – minimum necessary to produce required heat to destroy harmful elements
  • When the compost bin is full, leave sufficient space for movement and aeration of waste matter for the first days until heat production and decomposition start
  • Always keep the compost bin closed during composting
  • The internal temperature rises to 55°C during the first 2 days and remains constant for 15 days. The last 5 days are the cooling period of the cycle
  • It is recommended to rotate the compost bin 5 times a day. These rotations are necessary for the circulation of oxygen essential to the growth of aerobic bacteria. If not aerated, the process is delayed and there is risk of decay and odour.
  • Compost is ready when it is black in colour and smells like soil
  • Leave a small amount in the compost bin to speed up the next composting process