City Compost Bin

Composting is an important, vital part to creating a sustainable city but few urbanites engage in the activity because of stigmas. The idea of having a heap of organic trash slowly decomposing away inside a hot box doesn’t seem very sanitary but to change that perception, the C/N concept aesthetically improves the appearance and ease of use of city compositing bins.

The bins don’t require the public to significantly modify their behavior. You still walk up to a trash bin and dump organic matter. A city attendant then rotates the bins depending on the level of decomposition into finally, a rich nutrient soil far superior to the current chemically fertilized dirt found in most cities.

Designer: La Seconde d’Après

7 Comments

  • dan says:

    well how do u prevent ppl dropping other non composable stuff in it?

  • Maurice says:

    It would be nice if the labels in the sketches were translated to english, since the main text of this post didn’t really say how this system works. Je ne parle pas français.

    Also, “aesthetically improves the appearance”? A little redundant? Or redundantly repetitive?

  • Maurice says:

    It would be nice if the labels in the sketches were translated to english, since the main text of this post didn’t really say how this system works. Je ne parle pas français.

    Also, “aesthetically improves the appearance”? A little redundant? Or redundantly repetitive?

  • mjk says:

    I like the idea but I don’t agree with the styling, I don’t think the use of clean lines dose much for it. Right now it’s looking like a bunch of dishwashers or a kitchen unit. Maybe add some organic shape to it try and link it to nature. That my opinion anyways.

  • mjk says:

    I like the idea but I don’t agree with the styling, I don’t think the use of clean lines dose much for it. Right now it’s looking like a bunch of dishwashers or a kitchen unit. Maybe add some organic shape to it try and link it to nature. That my opinion anyways.

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