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
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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 333 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (277)
  • Easy assembly (195)
  • Attractive (158)
  • Composts quickly (96)
  • Odor free (95)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (42)
  • Flimsy (13)
  • Needs solution added (13)
  • Difficult to assemble (11)
  • Pervasive odor (7)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (226)
  • Kitchen scraps (223)
  • Fruit rinds (215)
  • Coffee grounds (192)
  • Ecological waste disposal (162)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (207), Getting started (85), Master gardener (30), Professional landscaper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

First composter

By Nan Orlando

from North County San Diego, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Compost

      Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

      So, I just received this the other day so I can't comment on how great it works at composting. I can comment on how easy it was to put together. I just looked at the included directions to see what went where and was good the go. I saw that people had problems with the lid, but I had no isssue. It does say to make sure you attach the lid at the smaller knobs, so I wonder if that was where the issue occured for some. It seems sturdy and the lid will keep my dogs out of the compost bin.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best composter!

      By Jim

      from Stowe, VT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functionality, set up

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

        Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

        This is the simplest easiest composter to use. Easy set up and the large lid makes it so easy to mix everything up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good construction and value

        By Sassafras

        from Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

        We wanted an affordable structure to keep our kitchen scraps long term and are very pleased with setup and product quality. It's too early to comment on the composting process but are estimating a similar timeline to an open air bin (e.g. A yeah with turning), but without having to worry about local animals getting in.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best ever

        By Mungi

        from Bastrop Texas

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

            I have had this composter for 12 years and still looks great.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Loving my composter

            By TK

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Capacity
            • Easy Assembly
            • Odor Free

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

              Easy to put together. The lid was a bit awkward to close at first, but settled into itself after a day or two. I love that the lid stays up, hands-free, and closes tightly. I have had my composter for about a month and have been adding to it about 4-5 times a week. No odor as of yet. I have the rodent screen in place with success, as far as I can tell. I am loving this bin!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice, but...

              By HB

              from Dubuque, IA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity

              Cons

              • Difficult to assemble

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

              Nice, but not exactly the quality I was expecting. The composter parts are difficult to assemble - some parts were warped making it incredibly difficult to align and connect them... definitely takes two people. The lid, as other reviewers have stated, was a bear to get on. Once assembled however, the composter is attractive and discreet in our suburban yard/garden. The true test will be seeing hiw well it survives the harsh winter.

               
              4.0

              Attractive Suburban Composting

              By Erin

              from Indianapolis, IN

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

              • Difficult to Aerate

              Best Uses

              • Fruit Rinds
              • Kitchen Scraps
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

              I am new to composting, so I'm still learning. It is too soon yet to have compost, but when I mix it, it seems to be coming along. This composter is a good size and has an attractive design which is great for being in a suburban neighborhood. There was a strong odor initially, but once I started mixing more often and added more "brown" that went away quickly. Mixing is a little challenging.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not as nice as I had hoped

              By Michelle new gardner

              from New Milford, CT

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity

              Cons

              • Difficult to Assemble
              • Doors do not slide open easily or evenly.

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

              We had the worst time trying to get the lid on. I was ready to dissemble the whole thing and send it back. My husband was sure they had send the wrong lid. I assembled and dissemble it 3 times thinking I had done something wrong. It just seemed the lid could not possibly fit. Finally with some brute force and getting things aligned just so, my husband got the lid on. The bottom panels do not slide up and down easily and they pop out of the channels they are supposed to sit in. Also, a small creature immediately burrowed under to get at the compost. I am going to get several 12" x 12" stone pavers to place under the composter to hopefully stop animals from digging under and into. Nice looking. Liked the idea of the bottom panels for getting at the compost. I think this could be a great product if the design was better.

              (5 of 5 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.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

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