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Joraform Compost Tumbler JK125 'Little Pig'


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The Jora Compost Tumbler JK125 from Joraform or 'little pig' as it is also known is a great home composting system, The tumbler composts so fast it can recycle up to 1.5kg a day.

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The Jora Compost Tumbler JK125 Also Called Little Pig

We can't believe how quick and efficient this composter is. The Joraform Compost Tumbler takes up very little room and composts so fast you struggle to keep it full. No rodent problems or strong smells, fits easily in a small garden. You can even add cooked meat and fish waste! This unique digester is a home composting system that will recycle household food waste and garden waste of up to 1.5kgs daily.
The "Little Pig" digester is like a large mechanical stomach that literally digests the organic matter you feed it.
A fully insulated, 95cm x 83cm  bin that bolts on to the side of your house, it’s clean,
self-contained, and it turns food waste into rich compost faster than the average household can fill it

The Little Pig is so well insulated that the internal temperature reaches around 75 degrees centigrade. At that kind of temperature the micro-organisms work so fast that you can almost see the food breaking down before your eyes
Composting occurs at temperature intervals of+2 to +78C. Different micro-organisms work at different temperature intervals. Higher temperatures give a higher degree of hygienic composting, and are, therefore, more favourable.With equal moisture distribution and oxygen configuration in the Little Pig unit, plus with continued addition of waste, the temperature will rise to 65-75C. You don't have to buy a thermometer, as you will see the steam rising from the contents. In fact, it can get too hot to bury your hand in it - should you wish to do so!
Two Compartments for Maximum Results
The digester is divided into two compartments. When the first compartment is full (approx. 6 weeks) it is covered with a metal plate (provided). When the second compartment is full the first can be emptied of its’ finished compost.

Features & Benefits:
'Continuous-use' dual chamber composter
Durable, rust proof galvanized steel construction
Holds 4.5 cubic feet (33 gallons) of compost
Operating capacity: 2-4 gallons per week
Side vents provide aeration, and speed up composting
Reduces or eliminates odors
Fully-enclosed and pest resistant
Rodent proof - elevated so rodents cannot access waste
Set up to be either freestanding or mounted

Exterior: galvanized, powder-coated steel panels
Insulation: 2.16" polyethylene - a stable, non-toxic plastic
Stand: galvanized steel
Stainless steel hardware

Rotating Compost:
Easy to rotate - simply turn by hand after adding waste
Fresh waste is brought into direct contact with decaying waste
Adds air to the mixture, providing oxygen that is vital for the process

Dimensions of Drum: 71cm wide x 64cm high

Dimensions when on stand: 123cm high x 92cm wide x 72cm deep

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Siobhan Worden
April 26th, 2019
The Little Pig was straightforward to assemble. We bought it 2 mnths ago and I just used the first compost from one half. It's very effective and has turned out to be quite a topic of conversation! Great purchase, thanks Quick crop. Siobhan, Dundalk
February 06th, 2018
Quickcrop delivered our juroform composter promptly and in perfect condition.Thanks to the excellent on-line video, I was well able,with some help from grandson, to put it together.As we have mostly kitchen waste,I took Naill's tip of shredded paper and cardboard as source of carbon. I chop my scraps very finely and control the moisture by mixing with the paper/cardboard before putting in the juroform, and on day 12, it was steaming and not in the least soggy or smelly.We are so impressed and I will add an update when we have our first load of compost.So far...Excellent product, no more dumped kitchen waste and less newspapers for recycling.
Martin Stoll
January 29th, 2018
This feels like a prototype or Mark 1, which means that it does take an effort and quite a long time to get it all assembled. But it is robust when you get it done. This may be Swedish and flatpack but it is not like putting together an IKEA product! Thank goodness for Niall's excellent video. My brother and I assembled the composter following the step by step instructions on youtube. And it still took a couple of hours. Is it worth it? Well we put in quite a bit of kitchen scraps over several days, then we have been away for about three weeks. I opened the compartment this morning to reveal a steaming, brown mixture - a complete transformation. Smelly, but very effective!
January 13th, 2018
December 21st, 2017
Very easy to use and turn once assembled. Putting together the flat pack took much longer than anticipated. Excited to see results in a few weeks
October 01st, 2017
Delivery from quickcrop was really fast. Assembly will take about an hour, possible to do on your own but easier to do with 2 people.Material is of good quality which is reassuring given the price. Great size, fits neatly even in a small garden.
February 10th, 2017
It took my husband 3 hours to assemble and screwing up the sides left hands blistered Maybe use an electric screwdriver!! However it does look very impressive and we look forward to using it !
January 08th, 2017
Excellent service and a brilliant product. Will use your company again and happily.
chris campbell
November 20th, 2016
MáirtínÓ Cadhain
July 30th, 2016
The assembly instructions that come with this Composter are no use. Go to YouTube to get instructions. The self-tapping screws are not good: they either strip the thread of the holes they are supposed to go into, or the screws themselves lose their thread. I had to use some of my own screws. Joraform should substitute them with good nuts and bolts. It would be a much better job. I think the Composter itself will work well as it seems to be breaking down the material well after two weeks. Time will tell.
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Asked By Michelle
on August 18th, 2019
Heya can I add food waste, ie take away leftovers or pizza into the Little Pig? Thank you :)
Answered by Niall
on August 19th, 2019
Hi Michelle All cooked or uncooked kitchen waste can be added to the Pigs as they are sealed so no rodents can get near the waste and the heat they create will break it all down very quickly Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Katie sweetman
on August 11th, 2019
Hi We are a family of 1 adult, 2 children, 1 rabbit and 2 cats. We have a small garden, with no much garden waste other that tree pruning and weeding waste. I was wondering if the little pig would be enough to handle cooked food waste, small amount of garden waste, straw/hay with rabbit waste and cat litter box with wood pellets as litter. Many thanks for advise/tips Katie
Answered by Niall
on August 12th, 2019
Hi Katie The cat a rabbit waste along with the wood pellets will actually work really well in the mix. You will need to make sure to add in plenty or torn up cardboard and paper from the house as well to add brown waste to the mix and in an ideal world some grass clippings as the Nitrogen from these helps create heat in the mix which seriously helps the break down process Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Alanna
on August 10th, 2019
Our Little Pig is attracting flies, maggots and now wasps. I am putting a large bowl of mixed scraps and newspaper or cardboard strips into it daily. Today when I spun it three wasps flew out tje ventilation holes. Any advice?
Answered by Niall
on August 12th, 2019
Hi Alanna Fruit flies are not a major issue however if the heat is building up in it you certainly shouldn't have any maggots and definitely not wasps. To get heat back in to the mix you will need to add a small amount of cut grass from your garden and then some torn up cardboard and paper. Turn this and you will see the heat build again. This will kill off any unwanteds in the mix Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Cathy Burke
on July 19th, 2019
Hi and thank you for your excellent advice and shop. We are trying to move toward zero waste as a family of 5, inc 3 kids 12 to 7 yrs and cats. We would like to be able to compost cat litter and can source different types of biodegradable litter, e.g. maize or wood pellet based. We understand there is a risk of parasites not being killed if temperatures in the digester is not hot enough, and so we are inclined not to digest it as we would want to use the compost on a veg garden. Have you any experience of digesting pet litter and can you advise further. One option we would consider is two digesters, one for general garden, one for veg but it's a very significant investment. Also can you really get away with digesting perennial weedings like ragwort or thistle? Which size would you advise for us? Thanks in advance!
Answered by Niall
on July 23rd, 2019
Hi Cathy Provided you get the mix right you will get the temperatures easily up to 65/70 degrees in the Joraform and in that case cat litter is not an issue at all. We have plenty of customers using the Joraform and putting in cat litter. You will need the JK270 for the size family you have so i would suggest this will be large enough and you certainly won't need 2 Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By John Lawlor
on June 29th, 2019
Hi, We've been using the 125 for a few weeks now and there are quite a few maggots in it. Is there anything we can do about this? also, it doesn't appear to be very hot inside and we are in the middle of a hot spell with the composter in a sunny spot in the garden. John
Answered by Niall
on July 01st, 2019
Hi John The maggots will break down the compost for you however they shouldn't be in it once you build up heat in it. It sounds like you might have either a mix that is to wet or to dry hence the heat is not getting going. We are about to produce an instructional video on how best to get the mix right which will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime if you want to call the office and ask for me i might be able to help you out. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By John
on June 17th, 2019
Hi, I have just received my composter. But the center foam divider has gaps all around so the contents from one compartment can seep into the other. This can't be by design?
Answered by Andrew
on June 18th, 2019
Hi John. Could I ask you to send a photo of the gaps to There should not be gaps but this would no effect the function of the unit. I wonder if the central foam core is aligned correctly? If not this would cause some gaps. I look forward to assisting with this. Andrew
Asked By Pauline O' Reilly
on May 12th, 2019
Can you compost weeds?
Answered by Niall
on May 13th, 2019
Hi Pauline Absolutely. That is one of the great things about them. The heat they get up to kills off any weed seeds so perfect for this. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Frances Darcy
on October 17th, 2018
Our juraform was steaming but after few days went cool again. This happened x3. I have now started on 2nd drum but contents of 1st drum has formed like golf-balls and is cool.Is this OK and will the balls degrade.
Answered by Niall
on October 17th, 2018
Hi Frances It takes time to get used to the mix you are adding but it sounds like you had the mix perfect and then added to much wet material instead of brown material. I wouldn't worry about the balls forming this is just moisture trapped in balls of compost keeping them together. You can break these up once you empty the contents and it is ready for spreading in your garden Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Carmel
on September 03rd, 2018
We are a family of 5: 2 adults 3 children would small pig be big enough. Also we live in a very windy place is frame sturdy?
Answered by Niall
on September 04th, 2018
Hi Carmel I use the JK270 for a family of the same size and i have to be honest i need the additional size. It totally depends on how much waste you produce from your kitchen and garden. The frame and unit itself is very sturdy and won't blow over once you start to use it and have compost in it. Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Y McEvoy
on July 16th, 2018
Does the Joraform Compost Tumbler take raw food as well as cooked food?
Answered by Niall
on July 17th, 2018
Morning Yes it will take both cooked and raw food. As it is off the ground and vermin proof there is no issue there and the heat in it will break down whatever you add to it. It might be best to not put large bones in. Other than that everything is fine to go in from the kitchen and garden Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Frances Darcy
on July 02nd, 2018
We are thinking of buying the Joraform. We have small garden, and so not much garden waste at times. Would partly-composted material from our dalek-style bin be a fair substitude?
Answered by John
on July 02nd, 2018
yes, the Joraform will easily compost that
Asked By Ann Sanders
on May 23rd, 2018
Hi,I think I should apologise to you for my earlier inaccurate accusations!! It seems that there was or is a JK125 which is much lower to the ground but there also seems to be a version of the JK125 that does have room for a wheelbarrow beneath it????My sincere apologies.I am definitely confused.
Answered by Niall
on May 24th, 2018
Hi Ann No problem. Glad to be able to clarify this anyway Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Ann Sanders
on May 23rd, 2018
Hi,can I ask how does one remove the compost from the JK125 seeing a barrow doesn't fit under it?Throw it out on a sheet? I msut say I am a bit disappointed in the inaccurate photo of the JK125, the photo is clearly not a JK125 and in fact is probably the JK270.I didn't realise this until I went on a website that actually does show the proper image so now I am left wondering how to take away the compost as obviously a bucket won't do it.Not good
Answered by Niall
on May 24th, 2018
Hi Ann The photos on the website for the Joraform 125 are the actual 125 unit alright and not the 270. It does fit a wheelbarrow underneath it but not a large one so this might be your issue. That said i empty my compost from my 125 in to a large fish bucket that i have but i suppose you could just tip it on to a large sheet as you suggest. Sorry if you think it is misleading but the photos are accurate. Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Larry Reynolds
on March 27th, 2018
Hi,two questions please- We hope to get 2-3 hens in the near future....can I use their manure in the Little Pig? We are a two person household with no garden waste to speak of and mostly only veg peelings egg shells, bits and pieces of paper etc.Will this work for us or do we need more waste to put in it?Thank you.Larry
Answered by Niall
on March 27th, 2018
Hi Larry Chicken waste is excellent for the Joraform. I have chickens myself and the chicken manure seems to really give it a boost and help create extra heat. It sounds like the JK125 Little Pig is fine for you just make sure to use about one third brown waste when adding to it such as paper and cardboard just shredded or torn up Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Frances Kelly
on January 15th, 2018
The waste in our composted is very sludgy. How can we make it dryer?
Answered by Niall
on January 15th, 2018
You need to add more Brown waste to get the right mix. Shredded up cardboard or paper. Garden leaves or wood pellets will do the trick.
Asked By Rozz
on September 20th, 2017
We have this for last month! Nothing seemed to be happening at first but this week there was loads of steam! It seems to be breaking everything down really well but when we open it, it does smell. Is this normal as meat etc has gone in? It looks black and sludgy. When is it ready, find it hard to locate much info on using the little pig! Thanks Rozz
Answered by Andrew
on September 21st, 2017
Hi Rozz. We will have a video ready around late November on how best to use the Pigs. In relation to smell first. You need to add more carbon such shredded paper or cardboard or wood pellets. This will bring the contents back to a more compost like material. Also once the heat starts to be generated which it clearly is now i would turn it roughly every 2/3 days.
Asked By Moira Lonergan
on September 03rd, 2017
I am finding the use of 'little pig' somewhat difficult. We are a two person household so the amount of household waste is small. I supplement this with some garden waste, brown and white paper, cardboard from centre of toilet rolls, egg cartons, egg shells and also some wood chips. The temperature is raised but nothing like those expected. Have you any more advice or leaflets?
Answered by Andrew
on September 04th, 2017
Hi Moira. There is no leaflet on how to best use these units but we will be doing a video on this in the coming weeks which should help. In the meantime if you stick to the broad principal of a third kitchen waste, a third garden waste and a third brown waste (cardboard, paper, shredded wood or clippings etc)
Asked By Moira Lonergan
on June 26th, 2017
Is this composter suitable for composting general garden waste?
Answered by Andrew
on June 27th, 2017
Hi Moira. Yes. The Joraform will take almost any waste apart from bones but everything else from the kitchen or garden is perfectly fine.
Asked By Moira Lonergan
on June 21st, 2017
Does above Compost Tumbler need to be in a sunny position or may it be placed in a duller area in garden?
Answered by Andrew
on June 22nd, 2017
Hi Moira. The compost bin will work fine in a shaded area of the garden. The heat is inside is generated by the bacteria breaking down the waste and is kept in by the insulation. Outside temperature does make a difference but this is more seasonal variations rather than sun and shade.
Asked By Chris O'Dell
on March 06th, 2017
Your photograph of this device shows it free standing on a metal support, but in the text you say it bolts to the side of the house, which would not be suitable for me as I would need it to be free standing. Which is correct?
Answered by Andrew
on March 06th, 2017
Hi Chris. You can actually do either. It comes with the Free standing frame
Asked By jackie smyth
on July 26th, 2016
interested in this for composting household waste, 3 adults in the house, would you think the small one would be suitable for us
Answered by Andrew
on July 27th, 2016
Hi Jackie. The JK 125 compost bin will be ideal for 3 adults. Make sure you keep adding waste every day to keep the heat up, you will be unlikely to keep up with it as it composts so quickly. I hope this helps. Andrew
Asked By Catriona Murphy
on June 03rd, 2016
Can I put all cooked scraps into it or are there some items that should not added? Catriona
Answered by Andrew
on June 08th, 2016
Hi Catriona. Great question. You can put almost any cooked foods in the Joraform composters as the heat generated breaks down the waste very quickly. Bones might be the only thing i would avoid but everything else is good.
Asked By Helen McCarthy
on January 26th, 2016
Hi guys, just watched the video. What gets added in with the food waste?
Answered by Andrew
on January 27th, 2016
Thank you for your question Helen. You can add wood pellets but to be honest if you tear up waste cardboard and paper from the house you won't need to add anything other than your garden and kitchen waste.
Asked By Pat.Doody
on January 26th, 2016
Does it come assembled?
Answered by Andrew
on January 26th, 2016
Thanks for the question Pat. No it doesn't come assembled however it comes in two boxes and the sides are already assembled so it literally takes half an hour to build one including the frame.

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