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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 269 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (128)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (176)
  • Capacity (136)
  • Attractive (111)
  • Odor free (101)
  • Composts quickly (82)

Cons

  • Leaks (30)
  • Pervasive odor (9)
  • Flimsy (8)
  • Needs solution added (7)
  • Mulch not fine enough (6)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (204)
  • Coffee grounds (165)
  • Fruit rinds (150)
  • Leaves & brush (146)
  • Ecological waste disposal (107)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (157), Getting started (85), Master gardener (15)

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4.0

For our Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler

By Margot

from New Boston, NH

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity
  • Composts Quickly
  • Sifts Old From New

Cons

  • Instructions to assemble were not complete.
  • Needs Solution Added

Best Uses

  • Coffee Grounds
  • Kitchen Scraps
  • Leaves & Brush

Comments about : Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

Some of the parts were not even listed. ie: the cover to the axle nor the "break off" piece that is needed
for a separator for the barrels. Putting the frame together, per instructions, wasn't that easy either.
However, all in all a really good product and much needed if one wants to use table scraps etc. to mix with leaves.

 
5.0

Good size and easy tumbling

By Ali in LA

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Capacity
  • 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:

    I previously had a very large dual barrel composter that worked great but took up a lot of space in my backyard. We used that one for over 10 years until it rusted and broke. This one handles the amount of compostable material that I get from my average size garden and lawn, without taking up much space or looking monstrous. I like having the two chambers so I can leave one to cook while adding to the other. My husband is very good mechanically and easily assembled this; on my own, I would have taken much longer.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I'm very disappointed.

    By Ann R

    from Winston-Salem, NC

    About Me Avid Gardener

    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.

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