Subpod Composting System

Subpod has a simple mission: Feed the soil. Feed the world.

Subpod is an in-ground compost system and worm farm. Compost worms and microbes live inside Subpod and turn all the materials fed to them (food scraps, paper, coconut peat) into rich compost. Over time, nutrients from the compost will feed garden soil and help plants thrive.

Subpod is an aerobic system, which means odourless microbes boost the composting process, not smelly anaerobic ones. The unique 360 ventilation below Subpods’ lid keeps fresh air cycling through the system. With weekly aeration, the compost should only ever smell like a forest floor.

How it works 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. When it’s cold, the soil traps heat in Subpod and keeps the worms active during winter – so you can compost all year round.

How a Subpod works

Types of Subpods

There are three types of Subpods available to purchase:

Classic Underground Compost Bin

Subpod Classic composter is a beautiful compost system that solves every common compost problem you’ve ever experienced! Key inclusions:

  • Smell-free and pest-resistant composter
  • Composts up to 15kg of food waste a week
  • Suitable for households of 4 – 8
  • Dual compost chambers
  • Effortless 5-minute-a-week maintenance
  • Includes 2 x worm blankets
  • All packaging is 100% home compostable
  • Below ground worm farm
  • It doubles up as a garden seat

Mini Compost Bin

A compact, flexible adaptation of our Subpod Classic. With upgraded features like steel reinforced hinges and stylish locks, Subpod Mini is the ultimate compost system for smaller households. Key inclusions:

  • Smell-free and pest-resistant composter
  • Compact design, perfect for smaller spaces
  • Composts up to 10kgs of food waste a week
  • Suitable for households of 1 – 4
  • Stainless steel reinforced hinges and new latch locking system
  • Grow Bed, Grow Bag & Modbed compatible
  • Effortless 5-minute-a-week maintenance
  • Dimensions: 49.4cm L x 45cm W x 43cm H
  • Subpod Mini is planted 30cm underground
  • Below ground worm farm
  • It doubles up as a garden seat

Both options can be planted directly into your garden bed, or you can purchase a garden bed or grow bag to house your Subpod.


The beautiful balcony planter that doubles as a compost bin & worm farm. The complete Modbed home composting & growing bundle for balconies and small outdoor spaces. Divert waste, grow food and do something great for the planet! Key inclusions:

  • Compact footprint – 900mm L x 600mm W x 800mm H
  • Lockable wheels for easy manoeuvring
  • Made with durable alloy & carbonised FSC timber
  • Built to last with a 3-year structural guarantee
  • Self-fertilising and easy to maintain
  • Grows thriving plants with 50% less water
  • Smell & mess free compost system
  • Worm farm
  • Made from carbonised FSC Certified timber and protected by a recycled plastic bottle liner.

To learn more about the Subpod system or to purchase, click here.