Compost Tumbler
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Compost Tumbler

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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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4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best compost tumbler I ever have

By green thumb

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to assemble easy to
  • Heavy duty materials

Cons

  • Need A Stronger Stand

Best Uses

    This is a very good compost tumbler.I just hope the stand would be made of a stronger materials.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good composter

    By dillsburglady

    from south-central PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Easy To Us E
    • Practical
    • works

    Cons

    • Too Close To The Ground

    Best Uses

      I haven't taken this item out of the box yet, but I have another just like it I've used for many years. It makes great compost quickly. My only complaint is that it is difficult to get the finished compost out. The opening is too close to the ground to dump directly into a wheelbarrow or cart. You need to shovel the compost out one shovelful at a time.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      New to composting

      By Sking

      from Dallas, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Batch Processing

      Best Uses

      • Lawn Clippings

      I did not pick up on it being a one batch at a time process. What do you do with the additional scraps while you are waiting weeks for one batch to complete? Not what I was looking for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good composter

      By Alyce

      from Midway Utah

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to set up
      • Opening Large Enough

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I like we're able to recycle and get good compost.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Replaced Support Frame After 5 Years

          By Emily

          from League City, TX

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Reduces Kitchen Waste
          • Speeds Compost Rate

          Cons

          • Compost Stays Too Wet
          • Doesn't Drain Well

          Best Uses

            This is actually an update to my review (Emily from League City, TX) posted on 5/15/2014.

            The metal frame on our first tumbler started to get wobbly in the last 30 days or so. The frame is directly on the ground/grass and after 5 years in coastal Texas it has corroded sufficiently to be unstable. The grass had actually grown over the frame, increasing ground contact and water hold up.

            A friend of ours fabricated a replacement wooden stand as shown in the picture. The plastic tumbler and metal internal rod are still in good condition.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Composter Five Years In

            By Emily

            from League City, TX

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Keeps animals out
            • No odor
            • Speeds Compost Time

            Cons

            • Doesn't Drain Well

            Best Uses

            • Compost
            • Reducing Kitchen Waste

            I bought one of these in 2009 and another maybe one year later. They are holding up well after 5 years and work great. The only signs of age are rust on the support legs. This year (2014) we added some drain holes to one of our bins with a drill since our compost is mostly kitchen scraps (greens) and tends to stay too wet. We are also adding the coir (Eco-Coir Potting Mix sold by Gardener's) as a source of browns in addition to the cardboard egg cartons we normally add.

            These keep any "earthy" odors down and the creatures out (except gnats and fruit flies). The only time we had a problem with attracting animals was when we left a bin open to dry out a bit and forgot about it with a garden rake propped up against the supports. Combined with the unusually cold winter here in Texas, the rake provided a nice ramp for rodents to access the compost and pull out orange peels, etc. We discovered our error and haven't had problems since.

            These are great tumblers and easy to turn except when very full and wet (and then they don't aerate well anyway). They don't get hot enough to destroy seeds so be careful with weeds. We had some delicious volunteer cantaloupes from composted grocery store produce.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (18 of 18 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,

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (9 of 9 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

              (5 of 5 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

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Love the concept

              By Sharon

              from Wallingford, CT

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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