Welcome to the world of Monty
Are you ready to start your compost monitoring with Monty? To help you get going, we've put together some trusty tips and tricks on everything you need to know.
Monty works with any kind of compost, including bins, tumblers, bays and open piles. Every individual pile should have its own Monty however if you don’t have one for each then Monty should be used with the fullest. Upon full decomposition, you’ll receive a notification to move Monty to the next pile.
For full details, check out the set-up link above but it's basically just charging the power pack, twisting together, sticking in your compost, downloading the app and signing up! Each Monty comes with its own code and only one account can be paired so you can restrict access. When using the app on their phone, any additional users can simply use the same account login details.
When setting up your compost profile, you'll need to add the usual waste that you put in your compost and each week you'll receive a prompt to either confirm or edit that you put in that waste. Anything that isn't in your usual waste, such as the occasion weeding session or splash of water, should be manually logged through the Log Waste & Water area.
PS. When new waste is added to the compost, the device needs to be lifted out first - both so it can detect the new addition and to help keep it clean.
Based on the data collected, notifications will be generated by our analysis model, instructing on how to manage your compost. When an instruction is completed, such as adding certain materials or turning the compost over, it can be tapped to finalise and will move to the completed instructions screen.
The device is powered by a removable battery pack that unclicks and twists off. Depending on your compost, a signle charge can last anywhere from 3-6 weeks. Once empty, you can recharge by placing it on the Home Hub, which can be plugged into any USB-3 outlet and should be stored indoors or undercover. While charging the battery will light up red until it reaches 100%, at which point it will turn green.