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Our Largest-Capacity Composter Holds 20 Cubic Feet

We designed this new composter from the ground up, with an extra-large capacity and an attractive appearance. The Backyard Recycler handles a whopping 20 cubic feet (15-1/2 bushels) of leaves, lawn trimmings, and all kinds of garden and kitchen waste. The galvanized lid tilts up and opens wide for quick loading of bulky materials. For easy access to finished compost, there are 24" W 21" H doors on both front and back.

  • Attractive design and large capacity
  • Holds 20 cubic feet
  • Large doors for easy access to finished compost
  • This oversize item has an additional $20 shipping charge

    Product Details

  • Fir treated with an environmentally friendly, copper-based preservative
  • Galvanized lid
  • 30" W x 36" D x 46" H
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive
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    Backyard Recycler
     
    4.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (5)
    • Capacity (5)
    • Easy assembly (3)
    • Odor free (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coffee grounds (4)
    • Fruit rinds (4)
    • Kitchen scraps (4)
    • Leaves & brush (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    nice looking composter

    By Meg

    from Saint Paul, Minnesota

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Backyard Recycler:

      I like how it looks, it doesn't stink, and the assembly is easy. The only thing I would change is that I would like it to have a bottom (like maybe screen) and I thought the directions for assembly were a little unclear. Great overall.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not what I was hoping

      By R&M Trinity Lofts

      from Durham, NC

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

      • Doesn't sift old from new
      • Not sturdy
      • Rickety

      Best Uses

        Comments about Backyard Recycler:

        The product photos are very misleading. It seems as though there must be some sort of sifting mechanism in between the two compartments (upper and lower halves), since there is a nice pile of fully decomposed compost all by its lonesome in the photo. In reality, the door, when opened, would cause all of the contents to spill out. This composter is basically one large bin without a base and two doors on both sides at the bottom. However it does have a nice hinged top, designed to shed water.

        My husband and I had to retro-fit this composter by adding our own sifting device (3/8" chicken wire) inside the middle of the bin. This should help sift broken down material from new material, and actually allow for easy access to finished compost (as implied by the photos).

        Considering the price, I would not recommend this product. It seems very fragile and we had to invest much more time/money into its assembly than anticipated, simply because it didn't provide what the photo and vague product description implied.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Husband pleased with gift

        By sunshinesgran

        from Milton, FL

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Backyard Recycler:

        My husband is very pleased with his gift. He had no trouble with assembly. We both like the easy access doors. Our granddaughter likes to dispose of her fruit peels etc.. Never too young to enjoy gardening etc.... We live in a rural area and the composter blends into the landscape.

        (4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awsome aplience

        By I luv the envirenment

        from San Jose,CA

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Backyard Recycler:

          I love the backyard recycler. It's easy to make compost! With this applience I really feel like I'm helping the envirenment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nicest looking composter ever.

          By The Collector

          from Portland OR

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Odor Free

          Cons

          • Challenging to keep moist
          • Difficult to Aerate

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Backyard Recycler:

          This one is big enough for everything from egg shells to heaps of fall leaves. I realized after ordering that I'll want it to be within easy reach of a hose, since I can't leave the lid open for moistening by rainfall. So I sited it in an open area, but it's so attractive I don't mind. I also like that the finished compost will be available from two sides.

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          We're proud of the fact that this item is shipped to you directly from our warehouse in Vermont, by one of our 250 employee-owners. In-stock items are packed with care and shipped within the next business day to ensure prompt delivery to your home and garden!

          • This item has a $20.00 additional shipping charge