Deluxe Pyramid Composter

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Exclusive | Our Convenient and Efficient Pyramid Compost Bin is Built to Last

  • Easy-to-use compost bin features innovative rain-catching "pyramid" lid
  • Turns leaves, grass clippings, garden debris and kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost
  • Generous capacity makes it ideal for larger gardens and families
  • Made from rugged, 4 mm-thick recycled polyethylene
Watch: Using the Pyramid Composter 

Ready to move up to a bigger, better composter? We’ve used dozens of compost bins over the years, and have incorporated all the features we like best into our Deluxe Pyramid Composter. The lid is hinged so you can open it with one hand, yet it can’t blow away. Narrow side vents ensure good ventilation. Two sliding doors, front and back, stay open to make removing compost easy. Best of all, the signature self-watering lid lets in the right amount of rainwater for optimum performance. Convenience and large capacity at a great low price! Holds 12 cubic feet. Open bottom; add the optional Rodent Screen (sold separately) to keep pests out.

Product Details

  • Made of earth-friendly, 100% recycled plastic
  • 28" square x 34" H
  • Holds 12 cubic feet (9-1/2 bushels)
  • Assembles in minutes
  • Zinc-plated hardware included
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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3.9

(based on 325 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (273)
  • Easy assembly (193)
  • Attractive (154)
  • Composts quickly (96)
  • Odor free (94)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (41)
  • Flimsy (13)
  • Needs solution added (13)
  • Difficult to assemble (9)
  • Pervasive odor (7)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (222)
  • Kitchen scraps (219)
  • Fruit rinds (211)
  • Coffee grounds (189)
  • Ecological waste disposal (161)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (206), Getting started (82), Master gardener (30), Professional landscaper (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Quality Issues

By Don

from Spring, TX

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Needs Solution Added

Best Uses

    Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

    The rodent screen is a joke. It just lays in the bottom hardly big enough to cover the opening. There are no clips to hold it in place so the minute you pull compost out the screen will shift and the thing will be useless. The plastic frame itself is too lightweight. I agree with another reviewer. I did not have to drill new holes but I could barely get the lid on due to warping in one of the side panels. I look forward to using it but GS needs to put forth a little more effort in the quality of the product.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this again.

    By Henry

    from Arlington, VA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Assembly
    • Odor Free

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

      I put in all my kitchen compost as well as gardening compost. I'm just getting started so I haven't gotten any compost yet.

       
      4.0

      sturdy

      By Clockman

      from Bellevue, WA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Capacity

      Cons

      • Not sure metal corner fasteners will last

      Best Uses

      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

      I selected this product since I think it will last longer than most composters. The design is fairly simple and the doors for removal of compost should not break. I also like that the top lid stays up when adding more leaves or grass clippings versus a lid that has to be removed. My only real concern is the metal fasteners used to attach the panels together. How long will they last??

       
      5.0

      Composter

      By adele

      from Willis, VA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Odor Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen Scraps
        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

        Working fine

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is a great composter - would definitely recommend it.

        By Dogsmomfor 3

        from Central Bridge, NY

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Composts Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

          It's still very cold here so don't know about the odor problem but overall it's really a very nice product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for School!

          By Hawk Pride

          from New Castle, CO

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

            We purchased this for our school garden. We just started and so far...so good!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            No quality control

            By JO

            from Hudson Valley New York

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Capacity
            • Odor Free

            Cons

            • Needs Solution Added

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

            If you don't mind having to drill new holes and use some major elbow grease to get this thing together it will be a workable composter. Ours came cracked, warped and the screw holes were very misaligned. We made it work, but I'm concerned about the longevity of the thing considering the above. Also, bc of the way it came together the lid won't lock into place. It's the most attractive composter I've found and is theoretically well designed, but unfortunately it seems to be made somewhere that cares little about quality control.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Made sturdy and I like its features.

            By Brinda

            from VA

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Easy Assembly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen Scraps
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

              I have alot of yard waste, and it will come in handy.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Rodent cut through plastic

              By Trying to help prevent climate change

              from Vermont

              Pros

              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

                  We used this composter with the rodent screen for years to dispose of food scraps and occasional grass cuttings. Then, my husband spotted a rat with food exiting a round hole cut into the side of the unit. Consequently, we stopped using the composter. Years later, I contacted Gardener's Supply again to inquire about any new solutions—the following is part of their November 2016 response:

                  "In general there are few things that will completely keep rodents out of anything if they really want to get in. There are a number of deterrents that you can use such as Outdoor Mouse Magic:

                  http://www.gardeners.com/buy/mouse-repellent/35-271.html#q=mouse%2Bmagic&simplesearch=submit&start=1 or

                  Repels All Liquid Repellant:
                  http://www.gardeners.com/buy/repels-all-liquid-animal-repellent/8592443.html

                  The best way to keep out rodents however is to make sure that your compost is "cooking" at a good temperature."

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Seemed sturdy at first.....

                  By JerseyGardener

                  from Cinnaminson, NJ

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Capacity
                  • Easy Assembly
                  • Odor Free

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Aerate
                  • Plastic does not hold shape well

                  Best Uses

                  • Coffee Grounds
                  • Kitchen Scraps
                  • Leaves & Brush

                  Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

                  Worked fine the first year since it didn't have much volume in it and was easy to aerate. When full, it is very difficult to stir, and the corners stay dry even during heavy rains.
                  The plastic did not hold up well - the top hinge stopped working and the lid pops off when I lift it. When the bin got full it buldged and the slots that hold the small door became distorted and the door won't slide up - it pops out and it very difficult to get back in.

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