How much food waste does your household produce on average, per day? Do you find that you are throwing away a lot of food waste that is bound straight for the landfill? Scraps that could otherwise be repurposed into food for your plants? If so then an electric food waste disposal machine could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
The question is: How much does an electric composter cost? If you have been thinking about investing in one for your own home, read on and we’ll find out more!
What does an electric composter do?
An electric composter is an indoor alternative to a traditional composting bin that you would otherwise find in a typical garden.
Electric composters work very close to traditional composters, relying on microbes and aeration to break down and ultimately reduce the amount of household food waste you produce, including eradicating any emissions and odour.
Not to be mistaken for dehydrators, eclectic composters produce ready-to-use compost – as opposed to a dried-out food waste byproduct.
How much does an electric composter cost?
An electric composter can vary significantly in price depending on the quality, size, and function. For example, if you are looking for a large electric composter for commercial use, you could be looking at around 150,000 to 20-million + THB. Click here to see how much a commercial HASS Food Composter costs.
However, if you want something that can comfortably fit in your kitchen and will be suitable for home use, the average cost for an electric composter falls at around the 20,000 – 70,000 THB mark.
You can spend more or less on an electric composter, however, for a top-quality and functional piece of kit, 20,000 – 70,000 THB is about right. Click here to see how much a household HASS Food Composter costs.
How much electricity does an electric composter use?
Another important question you might be wondering when considering the overall cost is: How much electricity does an electric composter use?
Naturally, as energy prices rise, you want to make sure that you won’t be spending a tonne of money every time you want to reduce some food waste. After all, it would be counter-productive to choose an eco-friendly waste reduction system only to end up spending a fortune on your electricity bill.
Fortunately, electric composters don’t use all that much electricity. Home use composter power consumption starts from 100+ THB to 200+ THB/month.
Are electric composters expensive?
Considering what you get from your electric composter, they aren’t all that expensive. For example, if you have lots of plants at home and regularly buy plant food and fertilizer, before long these will begin to add up. And they aren’t cheap!
On the other hand, when turning your daily food waste into fertilizer for your household and garden plants, you’ll be saving a lot of money on what would otherwise be spent on similar products. As such, after a while, the money invested in an electric composter will justify itself.
Are electric composters worth the money?
So, are electric composters worth the investment? The short answer is yes – assuming that you like to keep plants in your home and that you are conscious about how much food waste you are producing on a daily basis.
The fact is, in the US alone, roughly 38% of all food waste is residential – most of which ends up in landfills. That is a staggering number and the amount of greenhouse gases emitted each year due to household food waste ending up in landfills is gargantuan.
So, by investing in an electric composter, you’ll be significantly reducing your impact on the environment, whilst simultaneously having a useful and reusable by-product at the end of it; food for your plants.
Furthermore, you also have to consider how many trash bags you go through on a daily/weekly basis. When you put food waste in the bin, you should generally empty your trash in the evening so as not to leave food waste rotting away in your kitchen overnight. Leaving food waste in your kitchen bin invariably attracts pests and leads to foul-smelling odours spreading throughout your home.
The trouble is, if you are taking out the trash every evening – whether the trash bag is full or not – you will also be wasting a lot of plastic bags, which of course, all adds up.
On the other hand, with an electric composter, your food waste can go straight into your composter, thus eliminating the need to empty your trash can every single evening, leading to all manner of savings.
And that about sums it up! To recap:
- An electric composter can be purchased for around 20,000 to 70,000 THB..
- If you want a commercial composter, they average between 150,000 to 20-million + THB.
- Home use composter power consumption starts from 100+ THB to 200+ THB/month.
- Electric composters are worth the investment – especially if you have household plants and a garden you want to take care of.
All in all, electric composters are very handy appliances to have in the modern home. If you are eco-conscious and wish to reduce your carbon footprint, you’ll do well with one in your own home.