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Joraform Compost Tumbler JK270 'Big Pig'


In a nutshell....

The Jora 'Big Pig' Compost Tumbler is a Rotary Composter, also called JK270. It is a fast working composter that recycles up to 2.5kgs of waste each day. Much faster than other composters. OUT OF STOCK UNTIL LATE JUNE

This product is currently out of stock

Stock notice May 2020 - Why are so many products out of stock?

Due to very high order volumes and limited staff numbers we have had to reduce our shop to supply a core range of garden products.

This is a temporary solution, we will be increasing our range in the coming days as we reduce our order backlog. Please accept our apologies for any inconveience caused.

The Joraform Compost Tumbler For Faster Home Composting


New updated Version with improved insulation now being stocked.

The Jora rotary composter is also known by its technical name JK270, or more affectionately as 'Big Pig'. We can't believe how quick and efficient this composter is. It 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 2.5kgs daily.

The "Big Pig" digester is like a large mechanical stomach that literally digests the organic matter you feed it.
A fully insulated, 116cm x 88.6cm  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 Big 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 7.5 cubic feet (60 gallons) of compost
Operating capacity: 4-7.5 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

Remember these units come in a box and need to be assembled however we have a great Youtube Video on our channel about how to assemble them which is definitely worth watching before assembly.

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 Composter: 91cm wide x 76cm deep

Dimensions of complete unit on Frame: 130cm high x base of frame 114cm wide x 72cm deep


JK 125 

JK 270 

JK 400 

Dimensions drum (mm)

710 x 600 

920 x 700 

1170 x 800 

Dimensions incl. stand (mm)          

950 x 700      

1150 x 700     

1400 x 800 

Height incl. high stand (mm)








Volume (liter)




Capacity l/week




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April 09th, 2020
I have owned this for over two years. It composts kitchen waste, garden waste and waste from 3 chickens. The wooden shavings that are removed with the chicken waste are sufficient to maintain healthy composting. It is durable and produces great odour free compost. Composting reduces outside through the winter but so does the quantity of garden waste so I have never exceeded capacity. I would highly recommend for fast, odour and rodent free composting.
February 14th, 2020
More than I needed.
January 17th, 2020
Samm Lewis
January 17th, 2020
This is the one to get if ur in 2 minds about it well pleased
Harry Stockton
December 04th, 2019
Can't fault. Maybe assembly could have been easier but i have it now 4 months and the results are smashing so delighted i bought it for the house. Expensive but i reckon in time i will get my money back on top grade compost. Uses more pellets than i thought
Peter Shorte
October 11th, 2019
Perfect, waited until I got some compost out of it for review. Top marks
Aine Butler
August 13th, 2019
I bought this composter a few months ago and have waited a while to review it. I wish I had got it years ago! Absolutely fab, I put in a 10L bucket of all kitchen waste every day or two along with a handful of wood pellets. I haven't even filled up the first compartment yet! It breaks down quicker than I thought possible. Highly reccommend it. Use the pellets and keep tumbling it.
April 05th, 2019
Having given Full name and address, Eircode and mobile number, my Big Pig did not arrive. I eventualy colledted it from a fastway depot, the fastway office told me no Eircode or mobile number was displayed on any labels on both boxes so they were unable to contact me to deliver the parcels. It took 3 people 7 hours to construct the pig whilst using the you tube video and instructions given. We found it very challenging and exhausting, however we managed to complete the task and now we await to see how useful and effective it will be
February 09th, 2019
we love it, We used it for more than 18 month. Moved bottom tube to the back, and raised the unit up on some bricks, so our wheelborrow fits under when we empty. We have 2 loose trays under to collect the juices (fertiliser) Need a lot of wood pellets, which are better than paper. No smells. Noting we don't like about it.
January 30th, 2019
Fantastic composter. Breaks scraps down extremely quickly, I set it up in early November and we've had 6-12 people in the house since. I've been emptying alternate sides every 2-3 weeks (so 4-5 weeks total composting time in the pig) then letting it age in a spare wheelie bin. It definitely gets hotter when I use wood pellets rather than card/paper as a carbon source. And it takes more pellets than you'd think to keep it from getting wet and stinky.
August 18th, 2018
I have to say. It was money well spent. It is awesome. No smell,no rodents and so easy to use. I am not sure to what level I fill the compartment.that is the only query I have. I give it 10/ 10.
Alan Shuttleworth
April 27th, 2018
I have read some comments about people struggling to make panels line up when assembling so:- Assembled my JK270 today and here are some tips. 1: Unlike the video, the bottom horizontal tube should be at the back. 2: Use one of the self tapping screws to start the threads in all the holes in the end panels to make final assembly easier. 3: Before making the holes in the insulation for the nylon screws, stand the unit up with the end panels, insulation & centre panels in place then fit four insulated horizontal panels top, bottom, left and right to make sure the insulated panels are lined up correctly, then push the nylon screws through. There is room to fit the nuts and tighten with the horizontal panels in place. 4: Remove the horizontal insulated panels and then assemble all the panels and doors in the correct order as in the instructions. By taking the time to do this you will find that everything fits beautifully into place as mine did. Really pleased with the unit, I loaded my
Carol Penney
April 26th, 2018
March 20th, 2018
This tumbler is easy to use, I’ve not had a first batch out of it yet, but am seeing how it breaks down material. Cutting vegetable matter into smaller chunks does help. Construction was straightforward and the video certainly helped as did some of the feedback on the reviews.
March 16th, 2018
It leaks and not sure if I am doing something wrong ??? I give it 5 stars for getting rid of All kitchen waste
September 17th, 2017
A great invention that fits well with a well orginised garden. Easy to fill and turn.Difficult to assemble as the enclosed directions for assembly were not clear and did require the help of two persons. It is heavy when assembeled. No regrets of purchase.
Martin Forde
August 23rd, 2017
The Joraform Compost Tumbler JK270 " The Big Pig" is absolutely brilliant. One of our best investments. We found the video extremely helpful in assembling it. No house should not be without one. Excellent quality compost. A huge saving on waste collection.
June 26th, 2016
If I hadn't watched your youtube video I'd have struggled with the bare-bones assembly instructions. For an item of this cost, I would have expected proper guidance on use. Otherwise fine so far.
April 19th, 2016
Great product,quick delivery,friendly and helpful courier. The Joraform composter isn't too hard to put together if you watch the very helpfull video on the Quickcrop web site. This video allowed me to complete the job in about 70 minutes,without this help it Would have taken much,much longer as the included instructions from platform are poor. Price wise a bit expensive . I gave it five stars because I was able to get the price down by 12% by availing of the black Friday deal. The insulation appears to be about two inches thick and this item is of very good quality. Only just started to use it so too early to say much other than it is easy to spin and feels quite sturdy in use.
Emily Fitzgerald
March 17th, 2016
Bought the JK270 about a month ago and just got around to assembling it last weekend. The assembly video is spot on and made putting it together extremely easy. Would have been lost without it as there were no instructions in the boxes we received. There was a packet of jellies though which helped me through the process - thanks Quickcrop!! ;-) It does need two people towards the end and brute force is needed to push the panels into place...I made it as far as this assembling it on my own. Two people also needed to tighten everything at the end. I've put a few loads in so far and looking forward to getting into the swing of using it and getting compost over the coming months. My rubbish bin contents (and that of my parents) is already greatly reduced! :-) Will post another review in 4/5 months.
Ask a Question
Asked By rhiannon benson
on March 23rd, 2019
We keep chickens. What effect will a weekly tray of chucken poo/straw/sawdust have on a mixture which with otherwise be kitchen waste and grass cuttings?
Answered by Niall
on March 25th, 2019
This will enhance the mix no end. The straw will act as your carbon brown waste and will help keep the mix from getting to wet. Just be careful not to add to much straw. A weekly mix will be fine Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Alan Shuttleworth
on November 12th, 2018
I loaded my Big Pig with grass cuttings, leaves and kitchen waste and after one day the temperature was coming up nicely. I rotated the unit every day for about 3 days and it got hotter and hotter. I then had to go away for a week but when I came back the temperature dropped right down. I now turn it every day and add kitchen waste and a few wood pellets but the temperature will not rise. How do I fix this?
Answered by Andrew
on November 14th, 2018
Hi Alan. It is the nitrogen which creates the heat n the unit so you need to add more nitrogen based material . If you have more grass clippings they will be ideal. Also bear in mind as outside temperatures drop the unit will slow down somewhat, it will still work in Winter but will not be as fast as Summer composting. Composting is all about getting the balance between carbon (wood chip etc..) and nitrogen (grass clippings etc...) right, there is a little bit of trial and error involved depending what materials you have to hand. I hope this is helpful. Andrew
Asked By angela keay
on April 20th, 2018
we are hoping to use this compost tumbler for our school kitchen waste. what exactly can be put in the composter. just trying to decide how we can separate the waste. Thanks
Answered by Andrew
on April 23rd, 2018
Hi Angela Due to the high temperatures achieved in a Joraform compost bin you can add cooked food as well as raw fruit and vegetable scraps. You can also add meat and fish waste. If you are processing a lot of cooked food waste it is important to have a good source of dry carbon based material to keep the bin balanced, the easiest to have at hand are wood pellets which we also supply. I hope this helps Best regards Andrew
Asked By Nicky O'Donnell
on May 24th, 2017
Can I put shredded woody garden waste in the bin alongside soft green garden waste and food waste? A friend told me I needed to add sawdust?
Answered by Andrew
on May 25th, 2017
Hi Nicky. No need for sawdust although wood pellets do help with the composting process. You can put in woody bits but just make sure they are not to thick as they can take quite some time to break down.
Asked By M. McDonald
on September 25th, 2016
How long does the foam insulation last? Can it be replaced? If so, at what cost? How long is the warranty?
Answered by Andrew
on September 26th, 2016
Hi Mr Mc Donald. Thank you for your question. The foam will last comfortably 10 years. I will have to check with the manufacturer on the warranty on the foam but i would be confident to say the internal foam will outlast the unit itself.

Important Delivery Information - Covid 19 Delays

We are experiencing some delays in our warehouse due to the Coronavirus outbreak which is impacting delivery times. In normal circumstances we expect to have your order with you within 3-5 working days but this timeline has been extended to 6-8 working days from date of order. We sincerely apologise for the delay and understand how anxious you are to receive gardening supplies.

Flat shipping rate of £5.95

All our UK deliveries are only £5.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in mainland UK. We also deliver to other European countries, please see our rates below.

Our delivery fee is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.

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We deliver nationwide to the UK, the island of Ireland, Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

£5.95 - The United Kingdom and Island of Ireland (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 0044 1788 298 795 for details)

£9.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.


How long does delivery take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 - 3 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 4 - 5 days in the UK and Ireland, and up to 6 working days for France, Germany and the Benelux countries.

Can I track the parcel myself?
When the order has been dispatched we will provide you with a tracking number for your shipment, you will be able to log on to the Parcel Force website and see where your parcel is at any time. You can also call the office on 01788 298 795 or email if you need more information.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date. The driver will not leave the parcel without a signature however they can leave your parcel with a neighbour if instructed to do so in our notes section at the checkout stage on the website. Alternatively if you are not home after Parcelforce/GLS have attempted delivery on 2 consecutive days they will leave a note to let you know that your parcel has been left at your local Post Office for collection.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01788 298 795 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods free of charge. We have a 'no quibble' policy on damages and will replace immediately once we receive an emailed photo of the damaged item.

If you wish to return an undamaged item for any reason we do charge a collection fee which may vary depending on the number of parcels, each case is different so please call us to arrange. We promise to keep returns fees fair and as low as possible. To arrange a return please contact our sales team on 01788 298 795


Quickcrop Returns Policy

Great customer service is what we are all about. You will never have to worry about damages, the item not being as expected or simply deciding you don’t want the item and you wish to return it. If you've changed your mind about your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase within 35 days of receiving your order and we'll exchange or refund it. We will also refund the standard delivery charge, provided you return the full order. If you're only returning some of the items on your order, then we will only refund the cost of those items. We do not cover the cost of returning the item to our warehouse.

Please note that the goods must be returned in the same condition that they left us in so if you have opened your parcel you must ensure it is well enough packed to arrive undamaged.

Damaged Goods Returns
If the parcel is visibly damaged upon delivery, Do Not Sign for the Order. After that just email us on and we will do the rest. Obviously it is not always possible to spot a damage in that moment of delivery so don’t worry. As soon as you open your parcel if the goods are not as they should be just email us a photo of the issue clearly explaining the problem. We will be back to you within the day with a solution. This is normally to arrange a collection at a time that suits you and arrange for a replacement to be sent out. We have very few damages so we act very quickly. Please note the photo is important so we can show the damage to our couriers and be refunded for the delivery cost.

A Simple Return
So you have decided on receipt of the goods that you simply don’t want them. Just email us at explaining that you want to return your goods stating your name and your order number. It is your responsibility to return the goods to us but once they have been received and checked at our end we will issue a full refund including your original delivery charge.

European Returns
Customers outside of the UK and Ireland are covered by the damages Returns policy above. If you want to return your goods due to the fact that you no longer want it you simply email us on and let us know. You will then need to return your goods to the following address and once it arrives back to us in the condition it left us we will refund you in full including your original delivery charge.

The address for UK & European Returns is:
Quickcrop Ltd – Unit 13 Block A, Flurrybridge Business Park, Lower Foughill Road, Newry, Northern Ireland BT358SQ

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