The “bardmatic” composter manufactured out of recycled plastic by the Ottawa-based company Envirocurb can compost all those items the standard backyard composter can’t handle: citrus, cooked foods, meat, bones, coffee grounds and even dog and cat poop. The plastic body of the bardmatic is placed over a hole in the ground (12″ deep) and then is anchored in place by backfilling the soil around it and tamping it down. Many, many years ago the city sold a similar product called the “green cone.” The only difference between the two products is that the greencone had a basket that had to be dug into the ground, whereas the bardmatic unit is solely above ground.
I purchased my unit directly from Envirocurb at the Green Energy and Transportation Fair this past weekend, however I’ve been informed that they are being sold at local Rona Stores.
Envirocurb, 333 Catherine Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5T4, (613)233-3854, 1-800-655-0827
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Living in the City of Ottawa I thought it was time to start composting so just installed the bardmatic last week, it is easy to install, I purchased my envirocurb digester from Rona for $112 taxes included …with this came the kitchen carrier, I know that with this digester our household will be able to reduce weekly garbage volume by 50 % cheers
Thanks for the info regarding the price of a bardmatic at Rona. Happy composting!!!
We live in Aurora Ontario just north of Richmond Hill and recently purchased the Bardmatic Composter from the TORONTO GREEN LIVING SHOW. “It really Works just like the company said it would. What a fantastic product. We believe our household garbage can be reduced by 75%. Thanks.