Why choose Subpod?

Your waste is a powerful thing. This year, you’ll send roughly 150kg of food waste to landfill, where it will fuel global methane emissions and climate change. Turn your waste into a rich, nutritious fertiliser that feeds the soil instead! Compost up to 20kg of food waste a week in Subpod. Mess free, smell free and easily maintainable in just 5 minutes a week, Subpod is the compost system for people who love simple.

What is Subpod?

Subpod is an in-ground worm farm. Above ground compost systems are often difficult to maintain and attract pests. Worm farms that are above ground can also fail when they get too hot or cold – but not Subpod. Subpod sits 90% below the soil level in your garden, so the compost worms that live inside can come and go freely (nourishing the soil directly). The soil insulates your compost and protects your worms from harsh weather, so you can keep composting no matter the season!

The Subpod is designed to deal with common issues associated with traditional composting:

  • It’s aerobic, using odourless microbes to speed up the composting process

  • The ventilation panels keep it smell-free with fresh air

  • It doubles as a garden seat, subtly hidden amongst your plants

Compost worms live in Subpod like they would in nature. Underground, they compost in the dark, protected from harsh weather conditions and direct sunlight. Fresh air circulates through Subpod via the ventilation panels, which helps aerobic (odourless) microbes speed up the composting process. 

 

As the worms and microbes breed, they explore the soil, taking particles of compost with them and boosting fertility through the garden bed. Soil is an insulator, it protects the worms in hot weather and gives them a cool place to escape to. When it's cold, the soil traps heat in Subpod and keeps the worms active during winter – so you can compost all year round. 

The Green Cities team believe this is the future of sustainable living and a must-have in every home garden. Plus, it's possible for everyone to experience the benefits of Subpod with many sizes available, suitable for large yards, small yards and balconies. 

 

Subpod was founded and is based in Byron Bay, Australia.

 
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3 Key Features

No smell, no pests.

Compost issues are a thing of the past. Subpod’s patented design lets fresh air flow in, helps ‘good smelling’ microbes thrive and keeps pests out.

Neighbour approved.

Subpod’s the only neighbor approved outdoor compost system! Its odourless, in-ground design is so subtle they’d never guess you compost.

5 minute assembly.

Our simple flat-pack design clicks together in five minutes. No tools required, just fold your Subpod out and click the lid into place.

 
Subpod For Everyone

From small homes to large commercial developments, Subpod is turning food waste into rich organic compost in an easy to use, smell-free and aesthetically pleasing manner.

 Subpod Classic 

Subpod Classic is an incredibly efficient and innovative, food waste fighting underground pod. The only "3 in 1" – compost system, worm farm and garden seat. Chosen by over 20,000 families, cafes, businesses, schools, residential/commercial developments and community groups around the world. It's innovative design is smell free, mess free and stress free!

 Subpod Mini 

Subpod Mini is made to make composting fun, simple and more accessible than ever. Designed for smaller households and inner-city living, Subpod Mini rests below ground, taking up very little space. The lid is subtly visible above ground, doubling up as the perfect garden seat! Composting with Subpod Mini is stress-free with all the basic instructions you need to get started right there on the lid.

 Modbed 

Divert waste, grow food and do something great for the planet – with Modbed, the garden pod designed for urban living.

Never before has growing food and composting in the city been this easy and attractive. We're making composting a part of everyday life for anyone living in an apartment or compact space.

If just 1% of us living in cities start composting, it'll have the same impact as turning New York, Tokyo, London, Sydney and Chicago into forests! Help us make it happen. Turn your concrete balcony into a living, waste saving eco-system and experience the joy of growing your own food and herbs.

 Grow Bag 

Grow Bag is an instant garden bed – unpack, unfold, and you’re ready to plant! Pair with a Subpod Mini for the ultimate lightweight composting and gardening experience. With the Grow Bag you can create a cost-efficient garden of any size that can easily be rearranged & taken with you anywhere! Grow bag is the flexible garden option suitable for any project.

Subpod Compost in use
 
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Compost Underground

Compost worms live in Subpod like they would in nature. Underground, they compost in the dark, protected from harsh weather conditions and direct sunlight. Fresh air circulates through Subpod via the ventilation panels, which helps aerobic (odourless) microbes speed up the composting process. As the worms and microbes breed, they explore the soil, taking particles of compost with them and boosting fertility through the garden bed. Soil is an insulator, it protects the worms in hot weather and gives them a cool place to escape to. When it's cold, the soil traps heat in Subpod and keeps the worms active during winter – so you can compost all year round.

Subpod in 4 Simple Steps

Step 1: Put your food waste in Subpod and aerate your compost to speed up the next step.

Step 2: Worms and microbes go to work, breaking down your food waste into worm castings (compost).

Step 3: Ventilation and aeration keep your system smell-free while the composting process happens.

Step 4: You can harvest your compost and use it as fresh organic fertiliser for your plants!

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Find out more about your new hobby.

We've assembled a range of informative blog articles that you may like to read over as you begin your composting journey.

Peter Critch with a big handful of worms from the Subpod at The Farm, Byron Bay, Australia
 
 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Ashlie Thomas
@the.mocha.gardener

"Composting just got a bit more efficient! I highly recommend this... I'm looking forward to some really good harvest"

Damon Gameau
@damon.gameau

"Subpod is one of those wonderful solutions that if enough people implemented this change it would have an enormous impact on our planet"

Courtney Adamo
@courtneyadamo

"It's the easiest system you can imagine, even the kids know how to churn the worms"