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 323 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (272)
  • Easy assembly (192)
  • Attractive (152)
  • Composts quickly (96)
  • Odor free (93)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (41)
  • Flimsy (12)
  • Needs solution added (12)
  • Difficult to assemble (9)
  • Pervasive odor (7)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (221)
  • Kitchen scraps (218)
  • Fruit rinds (210)
  • Coffee grounds (188)
  • Ecological waste disposal (161)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (205), Getting started (81), Master gardener (30), Professional landscaper (3)

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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!

        (2 of 2 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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy another if needed.

              By H W

              from Valparaiso IN

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Barely started using it. Will know more later.
              • Capacity
              • Composts Quickly
              • Odor Free

              Cons

              • Hard to assemble. Screw holes didn't match up.

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

              I like rain catcher that keeps compost damp. Lid firmly attached so doesn't blow away in high winds --- as happens with my other compost bins. Very sturdy construction. But as an elderly couple we found it unnecessarily difficult to put together.

               
              4.0

              Sturdy and easy to assemble

              By city gardener

              from Providence, RI

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly
              • Odor Free
              • Perfect size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Grounds
                • Kitchen Scraps
                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

                This is quick and easy to assemble, light enough to move into place, yet sturdy with good capacity. We haven't had it long enough to comment on how fast it makes soil. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the lid is so tight that we cannot get it to snap down all the way. Nevertheless, when it simply rests on top of the unit, it fully covers the compost and animals can't get in. We got the dark brown unit, it's the perfect size for a small city yard, and does not draw attention to itself.

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