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Exclusive | Gardener's Supply Tumbling Batch Composter: Durable and Easy!

  • Easy-to-use tumbler produces finished compost in weeks
  • Simply load it up and tumble every few days
  • Large door makes it easy to fill and empty

The Gardener's Supply Tumbling Composter has a smart design and high-quality materials which make this new compost tumbler super effective and easy to use. Just fill it up with garden refuse and kitchen scraps, slide the door closed and give it a turn every couple days. The built-in hand-holds provide easy leverage; a stabilizing inner crossbar helps breaks up compost during turning; black color absorbs heat. Rodent-proof design keeps pests out.

Recycled Plastic
  • Assembly required; easiest with 2 people
  • 100% recycled black polypropylene with a steel frame
  • Holds 6-3/4 cubic feet (43 dry gallons)
  • 31" L x 23" D x 36" H overall
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        tough composter survives northern winter

        By docbruce

        from Cape Cod

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Heat Of Sun
        • Can Use Year-round
        • Holds 6 Mo Kitchen Waste
        • Makes good compost
        • Odorless When Closed
        • Small Animal-proof
        • Tough Plastic Container
        • Waste High - Easy To Fill

        Cons

        • Heavy To Turn When Full
        • Screws Corrode After 3 Yr

        Best Uses

        • Garden Waste
        • In Cold Climate Get Two
        • Kitchen Waste Weeds
        • Leaves Small Stems

        I like these composters-they work. This size is a compromise-any bigger and it would be impossible to turn, but in a cold climate, it takes several months for compost to finish, so I found I really need two: one actively composting, and another that I am adding new materials to. I purchased the second about a year after the first, and both are holding up well after 3-4 yrs. I had to use a file to make one of the doors slide easily due to a casting imperfection-a minor nuisance. But, the doors slide well in all weather, unless frozen shut, and then a small sledge hammer does the trick. I just had to make the first repair-the 2.5 inch screws that hold the axle onto the frame corroded and broke. It cost only $1.02 for two screws & nuts, but I had to dump out the contents to make the drum light enough to re-assemble on the frame!

        One caution: black widow spiders love to colonize the outside hand-hold slots, and sometimes, also live inside, so wear gloves when turning drum, adding waste, or removing compost,

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        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Tumbling Composter

        By JoAnne the Walker

        from Plant City, Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to assemble
        • Perfect size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Composter

          Wanted a composter that would tumble and make turning the compost easy. This is very easy to turn and remove compost.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Gardening Compost Tumbler

          By Gardening Girl

          from Upper Peninsula of MI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Holds A Lot Of Materials
          • Movable In Garden
          • The Bin Seems Durable
          • Tumbles Easily

          Cons

          • No cons yet

          Best Uses

          • Incremental Composting

          This was a gift which I've had only for about three weeks, but so far, it's terrific! I particularly like the fact that although the materials are sturdy, the unit is movable to where I am working in the garden at the moment. I may be using it in a different way than its designated purpose, but I believe it will do the job. The capacity is more than adequate for our kitchen scraps and garden clippings.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Love the concept

          By Sharon

          from Wallingford, CT

          Verified Reviewer

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                I love this composter but the frame has completely rusted and has begun to break up along the bottom after several years of use. Disappointing because the composter itself is perfect for my use. I would only recommend it if it was enhanced with a weather resistant frame.

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                • No

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Plug the drain holes

                By Big Art

                from Jefferson City, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable Plastic

                Cons

                • drips and leaks

                Best Uses

                • Kitchen Waste

                I have been adding our kitchen waste to the present compost barrel on a regular basis, until it occurred to me that the composting process will never end if I keep adding fresh stuff. So I ordered another barrel from the same supplier in Burlington, a fancier type (made in Canada) that rotates around an axle hanging on a frame. I was planning to set it on the deck conveniently to the back door, so it would be easy to feed daily. However, the stupid design has air/drain/vent holes on all of the extreme outside circumferential projections, so that the thing won't hold water or fine material – it just pours out the bottom-most holes. When rotated, there are always half-inch holes at the very bottom. When I dumped in the water, obviously necessary to start the process, it naturally dribbled right out, leaching and carrying all those valuable plant nutrients with it, all in a nasty brown staining stream. Plus coffee grounds and anything in bits smaller than an inch or so across. Good thing the deck is already brown, but what a stinkin' mess! I had to find a dowel of suitable diameter and cut it up into a lot of short lengths to plug those outer holes. There are still air vent holes in the sidewalls to do the venting part of the job. Rotating the barrel still tends to allow dripping around the access hatch, plus the powdery stuff still gets out the side holes, so I had to put it down on the slab below the deck after all. I read a few reviews about competitive products, and many complained about flimsy construction and cracking plastic. This is sturdy enough for the job, but I wonder how corrosion-free the frame will be after a winter or two.

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