1993 Greener Sooner was created. Darren Dalgarno of Edmonton, Alberta had a vision and started the research, design, and development. Composting idea was first, at this time of age the new trend was “reduce, reuse & recycle”
As a new home buyer, and the importance of this new idea, it was an easy decision to compost. Within all research it was found that aerating organic waste sped up the decomposition process. With this in mind, reusing/recycling could fit in. As an apprentice carpenter by trade (now red seal journeyman) the creation of the rolling compost bin evolved. Between ’93 and ’95 there was testing, more research, and final design details completed.
The idea of unwanted spools came to be true when looking at landfill sites. They are not economically feasible for returns (back to company for reuse) and depending on your local areas and industrial sites, they are very easy to come by from the end users of the spools (ie: Cable &Utility companies)
Realizing that spools are an abundance all over the world, the rolling compost bin and creating the do it yourself kit must be shared to all whom may have the same interests in recycling spools & aeration composting.
With a few trials and tribulations in the design, it eventually perfected. A blueprint was created for constructing unwanted spools to be the rolling compost bin.
’95-’99 – Through these years greener sooner and (eventually) 123 ROT, the DIY kits, blueprints and rolling compost bins, has reached many throughout the world including: Europe, Australia, USA, and Canada. Encouragement for spool solutions (even if it is only a fraction) directly contacted greener sooner. From, Las Angeles at an industrial storage site claiming 5000 unwanted spools. Spool manufactures as well encouraging (noting there is 50,000 unwanted spools at least in Canada at any given time), also at this time AGT of Edmonton offered the spools. Various municipal composting and education gardens tested and displayed the bins, as well various trade shows took place at this time.
Present – Now 20 years later, 123 ROT wants to share the blueprint and compost door hardware kits to everyone! It is our responsibility to “reduce, reuse & recycle”, therefore composting our organic waste is just a part of the puzzle. Why buy compost? Do it yourself!