Back Porch ComposTumbler®
Back Porch ComposTumbler®

Back Porch ComposTumbler®

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The Rolling Composter Especially for Kitchen Scraps

  • An easy and convenient way to turn kitchen waste into rich compost!
  • Wheels right out to the garden when compost is ready
  • Compact tumbler takes up little space

It's no bother composting kitchen scraps when you have this convenient tumbler near the back door. Our compact composter is sized just right to handle food scraps, and with a few quick spins, turn them into rich garden gold. When your compost is ready, just wheel it out to the garden. The big hinged door makes access easy. Tubular steel frame has rust-resistant powder coating.

  • Frame is powder-coated tubular steel
  • Drum is high-density polyethylene
  • 31" W x 26" D x 37" H
  • Holds 5 cubic feet
  • Some assembly required

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Back Porch Compost Tumbler
 
4.0

(based on 97 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (66)
  • Easy assembly (62)
  • Attractive (60)
  • Odor free (43)
  • Composts quickly (38)

Cons

  • Needs solution added (11)
  • Pervasive odor (8)
  • Mulch not fine enough (6)
  • Difficult to aerate (4)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (75)
  • Coffee grounds (69)
  • Fruit rinds (68)
  • Leaves & brush (65)
  • Ecological waste disposal (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (56), Getting started (30), Master gardener (11)

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5.0

So far so good

By Scott

from Burnsville, NC

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

    Although I did not get my green and brown parts right at first, I recently added leaves which equaled them out and I hope to see quality compost in a couple of months if not sooner. Time will tell.

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for small time composters

    By Hoping for a better back yard

    from Dallas, Tx

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Capacity
    • Composts Quickly
    • Odor Free

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

      I just love the fact that we don't throw away all those kitchen scraps. They go right out to the composter. When I first started, I had trouble with moist, smelly "YUK" for compost, but figured out I wasn't adding enough brown stuff. So I simply started adding in a good amoung of brown leaves every week, and the compost reduces by about 50% in less than a week. It is never smelly now, it is easy to access and easy to turn and mix. When the composter is pretty full, we shovel it out into a pile that we mix with potting soil and aother additives, then start all over in the compost bin. We recommend it. It is a little pricey, but is perfect for a small back yard. We just bought another one for our son who is starting to garden.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      You'll need patience!

      By Zilm

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Mulch Not Fine Enough
        • Pervasive Odor

        Best Uses

        • Ecological Waste Disposal
        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

        My 10-year-old son and I put it together fairly easily. The first batch of mulch took 3 months -- probably because I didn't have enough brown material. I solved that for the second batch by buying the coir bricks from GSC. My main complaint is the bugs that are inside the container with the composting matter: maggots and small flying insects. Yuck!

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Composter

        By Sactokaren

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • Turn using grooves
        • Water collects in grooves

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

        It works well enough. With no handle to turn the barrel, you must do it by hand using the grooves in each section. Every time it rains, the grooves fill with water. You can't really turn the barrel by standing on the side, so after a rain, you get drenched when you turn the barrel. There's no drainage in the grooves.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Simply Love it

        By MER

        from Chippewa Falls, WI

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

          I love this compost tumbler, have used it for 2 years now, it's easy to use and easy to transport from back porch to garden. The only drawback is that it takes 2 people to empty it completely.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Years later

          By Linda, who Gardens with Dogs

          from Evanston, IL

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Capacity

          Cons

          • Needs Solution Added

          Best Uses

          • Coffee Grounds
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

          Years later (maybe 4) the door will not stay on when turning, not even when bound with bungee cords. Two years ago I had to move it off the patio and into the "way-back" because when the bin dumped the half-cooked compost onto the patio, I couldn't scoop it up fast enough to keep it away from the dogs. Now even the latch is broken. As soon as I can clear out the mass sitting inside, the whole bin will go in the trash.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          "I'm head over heals"

          By Bryan the naturalist

          from Parrish, FL

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • EASY to use
          • Mobility

          Cons

          • Leaks

          Best Uses

          • Fertilizer Production
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

          My wife and I use the composter to create healthy organic fertilizer for our vegetable garden. We love that it is mobile and we can role it directly to where we will apply the compost. We add our kitchen scraps and fallen leaves to the composter weekly, add a little water from the hose, and give it a few turns. It doesn't get any better!

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beware of mice

          By Compost Queen

          from Bel Air, MD

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Capacity

          Cons

          • Suseptable to mice

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

          I am a Maryland Master Composter & have a variety of composters. This little one is fine for turning provided you don't overload it. Processes garden wastes & kitchen scraps well. May need two if you have a large garden or family. HOWEVER, a pair of mice chose to eat their way through the plastic by the centerbar, and now it will not turn easily. Centerbar area is most vunerable in any TURNING frame type composter.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great composter but hard to empty

          By Monkey Mary

          from Albany, NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Composts Quickly

          Cons

          • Hard to empty hate this

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

          The door is large enough however it rolls around and you can not empty with only one person

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          For Best Results, Buy Two.

          By GreenThumb

          from Michigan

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Back Porch Compost Tumbler:

            After purchasing our first composter, my husband and I quickly discovered that a single composter was not sufficient for our purposes. Once it was about half full and the organic material began to break down, it became necessary to stop adding new compostable materials and just let it work. Thus we spent all winter either throwing our food scraps out with the trash or down the disposal. What a waste! So we bought a second composter identical to the first. They sit side by side in front of our garden shed.

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