Composters, composting, compostable, composable…we’re composting compost!
Who would of thought that the most unheralded household appliance could be put to use after its been past its life? The ye ‘ol Dryer is simply tossed into the big bin and left to rot. After some simple thought, why not use an old dryer to compost waste?
Its a perfect proposition. Dryers are built to withstand multiple cycles of heating and wet clothing going in and out. The dryer has to air out and dry the clothing. It also has to be insulated so to prevent the house from getting too hot during drying and best of all…its built to last.
A dryer has all the points of a good composter. We haven’t even gotten to the insides. The rotating drum inside can be used to flip over the compost. The motor which is usually burned out can simply be pulled out and replaced with a hand crank. A belt can be replaced and then we’ve got a dryer-composter. If we’re lucky, we’ll get a dryer with a glass door which can act as a greenhouse.
In partnership with the EWSWA, we are in the process of acquiring old dryers that we can turn into composters. With any luck, your old dryer might end up creating healthy green compost.