Decorative Worm Composting on Your Balcony

November 10, 2010 by

Short on space, urban dwellers who want to reduce their waste through vermicomposting now have a less bulky and even decorative option. Place Vertuo on your balcony or terrace to recycle household waste using colorful ceramic pots for “vermicompost.” Then use the rich compost in your urban garden.

Made from earth, the inert glazed stoneware composter retains the heat and humidity necessary for the compost, is hygienic, offers a garden aesthetic while also rot proof and resistant to frost and UV. Unlike some plastic composters, this one is build to last–unless you drop it.

Hat tip to Yanko Design.


  1. Kristi said:

    Clever idea for anyone with limited space.

    — November 10, 2010 @ 15:38

  2. Aimee said:

    Where can you buy these?

    — November 11, 2010 @ 00:55

  3. Robin Horton said:

    Aimee–I don’t think they are available in the US, but will check.

    — November 11, 2010 @ 12:57

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  5. Suzan Marciona said:

    I was looking for the same thing. Where can you buy these. It makes it simple and attractive to follow a sustainable practice.

    — November 12, 2010 @ 13:49

  6. peyzaj said:

    Useful and clever idea for small spaces

    — November 14, 2010 @ 19:25

  7. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Just heard that this worm composter will be for sale in a few weeks. But it’s from Europe, so not sure if shipping is feasible as it’s heavy!

    — November 15, 2010 @ 13:23

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  9. Benny said:

    I think the Worm Factory looks pretty modern, if you’re looking for a more affordable solution. Neat idea, though!

    — December 5, 2011 @ 19:18

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