Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler
Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler

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Exclusive | Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler Has Two Rotating Bins

  • VIDEO: Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler
  • Produce high quality compost quickly and efficiently
  • Let one bin "cook" while you add fresh materials to the other side
  • Two bins rotate separately; each bin holds approximately 3 cubic feet

Batch composting is the fastest and most efficient way to produce high quality compost, and this dual bin tumbler makes it easy. Fill one side with kitchen scraps and yard waste, then stop adding materials and let it "cook," turning it every few days to speed up the decomposition process. In the meantime, add new scraps to the other side. When the first batch of compost is finished, remove it and repeat the process, letting the other side cook.

Recycled Plastic
  • Assembly required
  • Recycled black polypropylene, steel
  • 28-1/2" W x 25" D x 37-1/4" H overall
  • Each bin holds approx. 3 cubic feet (22 dry gallons)
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler
 
4.1

(based on 133 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (85)
  • Capacity (66)
  • Attractive (48)
  • Composts quickly (43)
  • Odor free (43)

Cons

  • Leaks (21)
  • Flimsy (4)
  • Needs solution added (4)
  • Pervasive odor (4)
  • Mulch not fine enough (3)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (102)
  • Coffee grounds (86)
  • Fruit rinds (80)
  • Leaves & brush (74)
  • Ecological waste disposal (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (75), Getting started (45), Master gardener (7)

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4.0

Great product for starter composting

By Auntie Em

from Montana

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free
  • Sifts Old From New

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

    This is fairly easy to put together. Just make sure you read the instructions when you put the legs together.You will know if you have done it right by setting the bins between the posts.If you can't the legs need to be switched.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not impressed

    By Flowers&Scents

    from Ojai, Ca.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Spins easily

    Cons

    • Assembly Nightmare
    • Instructions Not Clear
    • Needs Solution Added
    • Small capacity

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps

    Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

    Took 3 of us to assemble. The assembly instructions were useless. The 6 different pieces of pipe need to be assembled exactly right or it will not be level or you can't get the tumblers in it. The doors don't go on easily and they don't explain how to attach or what the plastic tubes are for. It has a very small capacity and I filled it up quickly just with kitchen scraps. I would say ok for apt dwellers or small home gardening. There are no instructions on how to use it either. It does not tell you when to turn, what to put in etc. for best results.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    sprays small particles

    By rbkyomama

    from NY NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Sifts Old From New

    Cons

    • Confusing Assembly
    • Holes Too Big
    • Leaks
    • Needs Solution Added

    Best Uses

    • Garden Trimmings
    • Kitchen Scraps

    Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

    When I spin it small particles spray out of the aeration holes, which are clearly too big. Would be better to have more but smaller holes

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well- built

    By Bee helper paul

    from Mt Bethel, WV

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Assembly

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

        We've put off purchasing a batch composter until now. Previous ones we've researched just didn't seem to meet our needs. This unit does. We're looking forward to warmer weather to get it started. Will let you know then how we're doing.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Perfect for a small rooftop garden

        By Green in the city

        from Brooklyn NY

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ecological Waste Disposal
          • Fertilizer Production
          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

          I can use this composter instead of lugging garden waste down 3 floors. and eventually I hope to not have to lug bags of dirt up those same flights.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Pros and Cons

          By CT Gardener

          from Northeast

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Plastic Won't Rot

          Cons

          • A Crank Would Help
          • Needs Solution Added
          • Too small

          Best Uses

          • For Small Amounts
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

          My previous composter had good capacity, but was a metal drum which rusted out in only 2 years. I anticipate this one will last -- but after having it for only 1 1/2 months, I've already filled both sides. Larger bins would be better. A crank to assist in mixing would also be helpful.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great so far!

          By liberty

          from fort wayne indiana

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • Easy to assemble
          • EASY to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Fertilizer Production
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps

            Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

            I recently bought this, so haven't harvested any compost yet, but it seems to be working, and I expect some by spring. It helps to add a compost additive, like the eco coir bricks. I added some, and it has speeded up the decomposition.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good for small places

            By The composter

            from At the beach

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Easy Assembly
            • Odor Free

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Grounds
              • Ecological Waste Disposal
              • Fruit Rinds
              • Kitchen Scraps
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

              We live in a beach community. This is great because neighbors are close and with the composter being closed up the little flies stay inside and each day I turn each side several times. Have not had it long enough to find out if it get done quickly.

              (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Almost perfect!

              By Wenlen

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

              • Leaks

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Grounds
              • Ecological Waste Disposal
              • Fertilizer Production
              • Kitchen Scraps
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

              I read the reviews (every last one) on this site, and knew that the drain holes were sizable - a little too large, perhaps - so I covered the drain holes with fiberglsass window screen prior to completing the assembly of the tumbler. The appeal of a composter that didn't sit on the ground was that it would be less attractive to vermin, and if it dripped food scraps that would defeat the purpose (I chop my scraps up to help speed things along, and the drain holes are definitely large enough to let those bits fall out - they're about US half-dollar size).

              After the screens were installed, the rest of the assembly was easy and straightforward. Earlier reviews complain about the instructions, but they were clear to me, and I put everything together on my own (though it would have been a little easier with a second person at some points).

              One thing to note is that you'll need a level bit of ground on which to place your composter. That may seem obvious, however it was tricky for us as we are in a hilly location.

              As we're working on our first batch now, I can't attest to how quickly or easily materials are broken down and how a finished batch turns out. Even so, I would give the unit 5 stars if I hadn't needed to compensate for the large drain holes on my own.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wonderful!

              By chercher427

              from Lenexa, KS

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly
              • Odor Free

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Grounds
                • Ecological Waste Disposal
                • Fertilizer Production
                • Fruit Rinds
                • Kitchen Scraps
                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

                I've wanted to compost for years but it seemed so cumbersome... I was worried about smell, pests, and having to turn the pile. This one is perfect! No smell, no unslightly piles, turns easily! Anxious to use my wonderful compost in the garden next year!

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