Product numbers: green 70573400, gray 70576600
The composter is intended for biodegradable waste. Do not put into the unit anything that hampers the composting process or does not compost, such as:
Biolan Quick Composter 550 is an effective thermo-insulated composter for year-round composting of kitchen biowaste. A unique ventilation system and the channel supplying air to the centre of the compost mass help to ensure an effective composting process. The largecapacity Quick Composter 550 is ideal for institutional kitchens, housing companies or shared use by several households.
Compost that has reached the cover soil stage is emptied from the Biolan Composter. The waste matures to cover soil in about 5–8 weeks after the composting process has started. To enable an efficient uninterrupted composting process, we recommend that at most half of the mass be discharged from the unit at a time.
The heat in the composter is created by burning of the waste. The thermal insulation of the Biolan Composter prevents the heat from escaping and, by doing so, boosts the operation of the composter and helps prevent it becoming frozen up. The composter’s operation tolerates mild frost provided, that waste is added continuously on a weekly basis and the amount of waste added is sufficient. In severe frost or if the toilet is rarely used, the compost mass cools down and, in winter, may even freeze.
If the temperature of the composter drops below 20 degrees centigrade:
Various mould and ray fungi are the decomposers in the compost, and should not be washed away. The air valve and the seep liquid hose (if installed) shall be cleaned as required, however, at least every five years.
Place the Biolan composter in a location, to which waste can easily be taken all year round. A recommended place would be, for example, by the gate next to the waste bin. Place the composter on a firm surface in a location where water will not gather. The composter is fitted with an exit hole for possible excessive seep liquid. This is why the Biolan Composter should be placed on the ground surface. If the composter is placed onto tiling or stone paving, the tile or the stone at the seep liquid hole shall be removed. If the compost mass is exceptionally wet, some seep liquid might run out from under the emptying door or it might seep through the air valves in the front wall.
If you want to place the Biolan Composter, for example, in a storehouse, you can insert a hose connector into the seep liquid hole and connect to it a hose, which goes to, for example, a floor drain or a canister. Measure the diameter of the seep liquid hole and choose a connector that is slightly bigger, to ensure proper attachment of the connector.
Proper use of the Biolan Composter allows more efficient composting of the mass and enables convenient use and emptying of the composter. Owing to the thermal insulation and the ventilation system of the composter, the composting of the waste is more efficient.
The composting starts as soon as there is a sufficient amount of waste in the composter, i.e. it is approximately level with the air channel. After start-up, the waste reaches the cover soil stage in 5-8 weeks.