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Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler

Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler

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$169.00

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Exclusive | Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler Has Two Rotating Bins

  • Produce high quality compost quickly and efficiently
  • Let one bin "cook" while you add fresh materials to the other side
  • Two bins rotate separately; each bin holds approximately 3 cubic feet
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Batch composting is the fastest and most efficient way to produce high quality compost, and this dual bin tumbler makes it easy. Fill one side with kitchen scraps and yard waste, then stop adding materials and let it "cook," turning it every few days to speed up the decomposition process. In the meantime, add new scraps to the other side. When the first batch of compost is finished, remove it and repeat the process, letting the other side cook.

Product Details

  • Assembly required
  • Recycled black polypropylene, steel
  • 28-1/2" W x 25" D x 37-1/4" H overall
  • Each bin holds approx. 3 cubic feet (22 dry gallons)
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.1

(based on 267 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (175)
  • Capacity (134)
  • Attractive (110)
  • Odor free (100)
  • Composts quickly (81)

Cons

  • Leaks (30)
  • Pervasive odor (9)
  • Flimsy (8)
  • Mulch not fine enough (6)
  • Needs solution added (6)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (202)
  • Coffee grounds (163)
  • Fruit rinds (149)
  • Leaves & brush (144)
  • Ecological waste disposal (106)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (155), Getting started (85), Master gardener (15)

Reviewed by 267 customers

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2.0

I'm very disappointed.

By Ann R

from Winston-Salem, NC

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Assembly

Cons

  • Difficult to open and close

Best Uses

    Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

    The composter was easy to set up and looked like it would be convenient to use. Not so! The " sliding" doors do not slide; in fact, it takes a great deal of strength to even budge them. I have to brace the composter with one hand while I wrench the door with the other, gradually working it open or closed. As a result I'm disinclined to add anything to it, so who knows how well it will work? I'm very disappointed.

     
    4.0

    Missing parts

    By Gen

    from Lafayette, IN

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

    We just put this composter together yesterday and so far so go. However when I went to put it together with my children it was missing a nut. It seems that for shipping, all the bolts and nuts were put in a little zip lock bag and placed in one of the tumblers. However it appears the bag that was placed in ours didn't get closed, and when to took all the parts out we could her them moving around inside the tumbler and found some lose in the box. Thankfully I was able to go to ace and get the part I needed. However it changed my plans for the day and it seems silly to go to Ace a 40min round trip for one nut that was $0.12. I will update how the composting is going in a few weeks.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    ordered dual batch composted w/ wheels. No wheels incl

    By N/A

    from Pembroke, MA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Capacity
    • Composts Quickly
    • Easy Assembly
    • Odor Free

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

      Had to order wheels which were already paid for...a few days later free shipping offered on purchases...when I requested reimbursement for shipping (plus add'l shipping charge) was told too late even tho I requested it at time of purchase... Did agree to $12.99 reimbursement, but feel all shipping should have been refunded

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good for the smaller batches I make these days

      By DeeDee

      from Green Valley AZ

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

        I used to have access to lots of good material for composting but now that I don't the dual smaller batch containers work very well.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By ZZTodd

        from Littleton, CO

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ecological Waste Disposal
          • Fertilizer Production
          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

          Keeps raccoons and other pests out of the compost. Allows me to start creating a second batch while applying the first one.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Great product- missing parts though

          By Ashley

          from Gig Harbor, WA

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

              The product seems great. The barrels are sturdy. HOwever, I did not receive directions or hardware to assemble. I have requested the missing parts and directions, but no one has responded. So far, not good customer service. I will think twice about ordering from this company again.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Glad we bought this one

              By Stevo

              from Pittsburgh , Pa

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

                  We have been composting for years but the cheap composters we have been replacing every 5 years made it difficult to access the ready compost. This one just arrived and I think its going to be the perfect solution. The quality is excellent and it was a piece of cake to assemble.
                  My only complaint??? It looks like an unfinished unit with the open ends of the axle. Just a couple of cheap plastic or rubber caps and the unit looks like it belongs in an upscale housing development. C'mon guys. It cost me about $200 to get it here when all was said and done....I would have gladly paid an extra buck or 2 for end caps.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great start composting

                  By Nancy

                  from Albuquerque, NM

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Capacity
                  • Easy Assembly
                  • Odor Free
                  • Sifts Old From New

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fruit Rinds
                    • Kitchen Scraps
                    • Leaves & Brush

                    Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

                    This dual batch composter made getting started easy. Composting is challenging in the dry high desert southwest making smaller batches much better. It is much easier to agitate the compost with this spin design. My first batch hasn't "cooked" yet but I recommend the ease of use, size and sturdiness.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Love this composter!

                    By Texas Backyard Gardner

                    from Argyle, TX

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Easy Assembly
                    • Two bins
                    • Vented

                    Cons

                    • Opening could be larger

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

                    Love the two sides. Wish the hole was larger as I put my kitchen scraps into a 5 gallon bucket and then take it out and its hard to dump the contents in without making a mess. I like the vent holes however sometimes things do fall out during tumbling.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Small Volume Composter

                    By Miz Friz

                    from Houston TX

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Fun to spin

                    Cons

                    • Does not hold much
                    • Doors somewhat hard to slide

                    Best Uses

                    • Ecological Waste Disposal

                    Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

                    We needed a way to divert our kitchen waste from the landfill and make compost for the garden. This composter is good for our needs; we are a small family with a small yard. My 'compost' was a yucky mess until I started adding shredded leaves. Now it seems like it might be working. However, this small unit will not reach the very high temperatures needed for quick composting. It was not easy to put together; the instructions could've been better. However, it is sturdy once constructed. The crafty raccoons who normally pillage everything have not been able to open it!

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