If you're an avid gardener, enjoy the many benefits of producing homemade fertilizer, or are interested in this extremely beneficial process, the Sun-Mar 200 Garden Composter is a great choice. This composter uses ordinary kitchen scraps and yard trimmings to produce lush and beneficial fertilizer. This amazing process begins by simply sliding the feed port open and adding the waste materials. After shutting the port, rotate the drum using the "finger-friendly" slots. When the compost drum has become more than half full, unscrew and remove the output port, and rotate the drum. Your homemade compost will drop out easily into your desired container. To remove the compost when it is less than half full (before it has traveled back along the inner drum), open the feed port and rotate the drum. The benefits of composting are truly endless. Since the Sun-Mar 200 Garden Composter uses primarily waste materials, there will be less accumulated waste from your household. Also, since composting is one of the best ways to maintain waste management, your Sun-Mar 200 is Eco-Friendly. Therefore, there will be less accumulated waste in dumps/landfills. In addition, you will be able to create a fertilizer that is natural, healthy, and free from pesticides and chemicals. Not only will your fertilizer be free, it will also reduce water costs because soil that is mixed with compost retains water better than standard soil. Finally, you can enjoy healthier, more beautiful plants, flowers, and gardens due to the improved soil structure from the added nutrients from the compost. Since your Sun-Mar 400 has a one year parts replacement warranty, you can feel confident about this product.