breffni_murdoch wrote: »
I purchased the Big Pig about a year ago now and overall it has been great. It created great compost which it reduced to nothing and its dead handy 'cos of the fact that it takes meat, also extremely easy to use... It is pricey though but I figured it'd be worthwhile.
Overall great, but three downsides:
1. As far as I remember its says on the documentation that it lasts between 15 to 20 years... I'd be very surprised if mine is still in action in 5 years time. Its started to get a bit shakey already (the bin when full is VERY HEAVY) with the odd screw coming out and needing tightening...
2. During the hot summer the composting process speeded up too damn fast and its started to smell bad... this was solved by adding lots more sawdust than you normally would, pissed off a few neighbours by the time I figured this out
3. You need to know someone who has sawdust! This was a MAJOR problem for me as Grow Green Solutions claimed not to have any when I ran out of the sawdust they provided. Also it is next to IMPOSSIBLE to source a few bags of woodpellets for the composter. Wood pellets tend to be sold in bulk only.
The only serious issue that I have with it is the fact that it seems to be a little less robust than I'd like and I can't really see it lasting the long haul, (I'll probably have to do my own personal repairs to it to make it last the long haul)... saves me putting out an extra bag a week of rubbish which is at the end of the day the reason I bought it!