Joraform Composters - A review

Joraform Composters - A review

Joraform composters have been a central part of the Vitality 4 Life range for more than 12 years. The fondness for this product is due to not only the quality of the workmanship on the units, but the innovative design which produces such quality compost.

Joraform Composters

Composting is simply the end product after the decomposition of organic materials (anything that was once alive). This includes garden waste, kitchen scraps, manure, leaves, grass clippings, straw. Recycling this household waste using composters significantly reduces the impact on local government collection services.

While in theory composting should be reasonably easy, there are common issues which are solved with the Joraform range of composters. Ground based compost heaps or vertical tubs may lack aeration and the essential aerobic bacteria. These tiny microorganisms make compost cook and cannot live in such an oxygen-poor environment. While waterlogged compost heaps welcome anaerobic bacteria, which don't require air to thrive, they will eventually turn into compost, but it could take years.

The Joraform 'Little Pig' and 'Big Pig' composters are horizontal, rotating units with duel compartments. These insulated units, together with the aeration provided as the unit is rotated creates an ideal environment for decomposition. Composted material should be ready in about 6-8 weeks.

The potential of the commercial units are only beginning to be realised. An initiative in the eastern suburbs of Sydney saw the collection of food waste from local restaurants, producing compost in around 7 weeks.

Compost is considered a soil conditioner rather than a fertilizer and the organic matter is a valuable soil amendment as it can improve soil structure, aid in necessary microbial activity in the soil, attract beneficial insects such as earthworms, and can suppress several soil born diseases. Compost holds its nutrients in organic or slow release form, allowing for availability throughout the growing season.

Compare Joraform Composters

Easily Compare Joraform Composters with this handy comparison table.


‘Little Pig’ Rotational Composter ‘Big Pig’ Rotational Composter ‘Restauranteur’ Rotational Composter
Capacity 125L 270L 400L
Price (RRP) $595 $785 $2,475
Warranty 2 years 2 years 1 year
Materials Exterior: galvanized, powder-coated steel
Insulation: 2.16” HDPE polyethylene - a stable, non-toxic plastic
Stand: galcanized steel
Stainless steel hardware
Suitable For 4-6 people 10-12 people 20-32 people
Operating Capacity 10-12 L per week 25-30 L per week 50-80 L per week
Drum Size 71cm x 60cm 92cm x 70cm 117cm x 80cm
No. of compartments Dual Insulated compartments Dual Insulated compartments Dual Insulated compartments
Inclusions High Stand High Stand High Stand
Optional Extras Joraform Wall Mount N/A
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