Single Bin Wire Composter

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Exclusive | Economical Wire Compost Bin

  • Single wire bin holds 16 cubic feet
  • Made of heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel

You may need only one compost bin most of the year, but where can you put that mountain of leaves every fall? This wire bin holds 16 cubic feet (102 dry gallons) of leaves, grass clippings and garden scraps, without the investment of an enclosed composter.

  • Heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel wire; plastic connectors
  • 28-1/4" square x 35-1/2" H, holds 16 cubic feet (102 dry gallons)
  • Bin frame pieces are 4-gauge, mesh panels are 11-gauge
  • Plastic clips wrap around the wire frame to hold the panels together securely
  • Easy assembly
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Single Bin Wire Composter
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (23)
  • Easy assembly (23)
  • Attractive (15)
  • Composts quickly (7)
  • Odor free (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Leaves & brush (20)
    • Coffee grounds (11)
    • Kitchen scraps (9)
    • Ecological waste disposal (8)
    • Fruit rinds (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (18), Getting started (6), Master gardener (4)

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    5.0

    I'm delighted with this bin!

    By Ted

    from Apple Valley. CA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Capacity
    • Composts Quickly
    • Easy Assembly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

      I'm delighted with this bin. I bought two and have them side by side. I covered each of the four sides (of each bin) with 1/4" wire mesh before I set them up to better hold the contents. I filled both of them with shredded leaves and grass, then watered thoroughly. That was last week. Now when I put hand down in them it's so hot that I have to pull my hand out. I turned them once with my pitchfork and they heated right back up.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Unable to Assemble As Instructed

      By Farmer Nicky

      from Morristown, NJ

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Capacity

      Cons

      • Clips Broke

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

      I tried to assemble as instructed but 3 of the first 4 clips I tried to snap onto the wire sides snapped in half. I decided not to frustrate myself by using the rest of the clips. I will instead use pieces of fencing wire. The size is good for a smallish garden like mine and the mesh sides seem sturdy enough. We'll see how it goes throughout the season!

       
      5.0

      Over 10 years old and still going strong

      By BJ

      from Virginia

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

        I bought two of these wire compost bins 10 years ago. They have held up great. Only issue over all these years is the center of the top and bottom of the bin should not be pulled on to move, it will break. We fixed that issue by wrapping with brass fittings (and not pulling on that area again). Other then that these bins have seen a lot of kitchen waste, garden debris, and leaves over 10 years. The last time I sifted my bins I was able to process 80 gallons of finished compost, and this was using the SLOW method of composting. Fortunately, when I bought my bins 10 years ago they came with metal spiral clips to hold together the sides, and they have lasted 10 years too.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sturdy and attractive, but brittle clips

        By Zach

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

          The wire bins are attractive and the wire panels themselves are quite sturdy. Once assembled the unit as a whole is also quite sturdy and both easy to fill and to reach in to turn the pile.

          However, the plastic clips that one uses to assemble the panels are a little flimsy: I broke several trying to put the cage together because they are fairly brittle and yet have to be opened fairly wide to snap two panels together. Extra clips are shipped with the cage, so I had enough to finish -- but I won't be opening and closing the bins via the clips to remove compost because they're too fragile. So that's a pity as it'll be a bit harder to get the compost back out.

           
          5.0

          Single Bin Composter

          By Gay

          from Denville, New Jersey

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

            We have a plot (30 x 30) in a community garden. This bin is the perfect size to compost all the material from our garden (spent plants, rotted fruit) instead of bagging it! It was quick and easy to put together, especially since I forgot to bring the instructions. The design lets the pile breath, and when I went to turn the contents there were some worms in there already! Great product!

             
            4.0

            Does the job

            By first time composters

            from Cape Cod, MA

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Assembly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

              We are using this product to collect browns from the yard for composting. It was easy to assemble, reasonably sturdy, large enough to fit our needs and doesn't detract from our yard.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Single Bin Wire Composter

              By Susan avid composter

              from New Jersey

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Needs Solution Added

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                  The bin is fine. The plastic snaps used to connect the metal sides of the bin broke as I was trying to assemble it. I used zip ties to hold the bin together. Another solution would be appreciated!!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent value

                  By Jenny

                  from Waltham, MA

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Capacity
                  • Composts Quickly
                  • Easy Assembly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Coffee Grounds
                    • Egg shells
                    • Fruit Rinds
                    • Grass clippings
                    • Kitchen Scraps
                    • Leaves & Brush

                    Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                    Simple set up, have two for over 8 years already, still looking like new!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful Simplicity

                    By yaya

                    from Maine

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Capacity
                    • Composts Quickly
                    • Easy Assembly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                        This compost bin is just perfect for my needs. Although a bit smaller than the one suggested by a local expert, it fits our space well and the amount of material we have to compost.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        love the bin/hate the plastic connectors

                        By nature lady

                        from Port Matilda, PA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Capacity
                        • Easy to Empty
                        • EASY to use

                        Cons

                        • Clips To Attach Segments

                        Best Uses

                        • Sod From Garden Bed Edges
                        • Vegie Plants In Fall

                        Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                        I bought several of these bins a few years ago when the connectors to attach the wire sides of the bins were metal spirals. They were easy to use, sturdy and a very elegant way to attach the bin sides. I was very disappointed by my more recent purchases to see that the connectors are now cheap plastic clips that do not hold up well to the elements and are very difficult to use to attach the wire sides. In fact as I was putting one connector on, it broke. PLEASE, bring back the metal spirals! I would happily purchase the spirals, just so I can keep using my wire bins. Otherwise, I love these bins for putting all the dead vegetable plants from my garden at the end of the season. In the spring I pile into the bins all of the sod (grass/soil clods) that I remove from the edges of my garden beds and the weeds that I dig out of the beds in preparation for planting. The following year when the contents has decomposed I remove one side of the bin to shovel out the compost.

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