3-Bin Wire Composter

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Exclusive | Economical 3-Bin Wire Composter

  • Three-bin composter holds a total of 48 cubic feet
  • Made of heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel

You may need only one composter most of the year, but where can you put that mountain of leaves every fall? This three-bin wire composter holds 48 cubic feet of leaves, grass clippings and garden scraps, without the investment of an enclosed composter. The three bins can also be used to separate compost: one to collect yard and kitchen waste, one for cooking compost, and one for finished compost.

  • Heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel wire; plastic connectors
  • 84-3/4" L x 28-1/4" W x 35-1/2" H, holds 48 cubic feet (306 dry gallons)
  • Includes 10 panels total; bins are not stand-alone and must be connected to each other (connectors included)
  • Bin frame pieces are 4-gauge, mesh panels are 11-gauge
  • Plastic clips wrap around the wire frame to hold the panels together securely
  • Easy assembly
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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3-Bin Wire Composter
 
3.8

(based on 53 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (42)
  • Attractive (29)
  • Easy assembly (25)
  • Odor free (10)
  • Composts quickly (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (7)
  • Flimsy (7)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (36)
  • Coffee grounds (17)
  • Ecological waste disposal (14)
  • Kitchen scraps (14)
  • Fruit rinds (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (30), Master gardener (12), Getting started (7)

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3.0

hard to put together

By Deb

from Upper Marlboro, MD

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Capacity

Cons

  • Cheap Clips Break
  • Nothing To Hold It Down

Best Uses

  • Leaves & Brush

Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

This was hard to put together. I have broken nails and bleeding thumbs. The cheap plastic clips broke and while I could get the two squares together no amount of trying got the two middle panels attached. I ended up using bread ties and wire ties temporarily until I get some wire to wire it together. There is nothing to anchor it to the ground. I am going to look at the item again and see if I missed that, but I bought this when it was on sale this summer. Don't know how good it is going to be, just getting started with it. I will have to wait to see if I would recommend this item to anyone, or like I was thinking buying another one.

 
3.0

Good product, bad assembly

By Reusethematerialgirl

from Upstate New York

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        As many others have commented here, the clips that came with the wire bins are cheap, brittle, and break easily. As we set up the bins, so many clips broke that we resorted to using wire of our own to assemble and attach bins together.

        Several years ago I ordered a single bin (still in use!) and it came with metal "corkscrew" fasteners that are much better than the clips. I wish the three-bin set had come with these, as well.

        Overall I do like the set-up the bins provide; a way to contain leaves and other yard waste (stems etc.) which before was hindering composting of kitchen and other waste which breaks down more quickly.

         
        3.0

        Simple, needs better clip mechanism

        By Rivers

        from Colorado

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Lightweight
        • Simple

        Cons

        • Cheap Plastic Clips

        Best Uses

        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        This is a simple set of green powder-coated wire screen rectangles that i use to store/compost leaves before layering on the garden as mulch. The plastic assembly clips provided are cheap and brittle, all that I tried to use broke. I cut short, insulated 16 ga wire pieces and twist-tied the corners top, middle and bottom. It took a while but it is now secure and stable. The large openings and no top preclude use for all compost; the raccoons and others would feast on it. Great for leaves, brush etc.

         
        5.0

        This thing is great.

        By Aunt Mary

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Leaves

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        We have a wooded 1/2 acre in downtown Colorado Springs. Lots of leaves. We were able to fit them all in the 3-style and we even had to move it to build the new garage. We were able to open one side and also to scoot it along to it's new resting place. This fall it's settled to 1/2 volume and in the center it's already compost. I bought another one. This thing is great.

         
        3.0

        Useful but….

        By mtn sal

        from Pagosa Springs, CO

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Good Size For Small Yard

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Plastic Corners Need Wire

        Best Uses

        • Ecological Waste Disposal
        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        Plastic corners are not adequate. Need wire at corners.

         
        3.0

        Basic - needs amending

        By Annie Oakley

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Light weight

        Cons

        • Difficult to Aerate
        • Fragile Assembly Clips

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        Several of the clips intended to hold the panels together broke, so the panels are now connected with wire.
        Since there are fixed panels on all sides, accessing the compost for aerating and removal will be difficult.
        I will reconfigure the bins by wiring the panels together, with open fronts, and oriented so that slats can be inserted and easily removed from the front for access.

         
        2.0

        The plastic clips break too easily.

        By FGW in Tennessee

        from Crossville, TN

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          Ten of the plastic clips broke as I tried to affix them to the wire cages. The plastic clips were either old or brittle. I had to tie the wire cages using my own plastic ties. One could just buy solid wire fencing and formed their own compost wire bins. The wire sides that make up the cages are good, solid wire fences.

           
          4.0

          Works great for starting the composting

          By Jay

          from Harrisburg, PA

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Composts Quickly
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Leaks

          Best Uses

          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          This works great for leaves, brush and anything large. Once the compost gets finer you'll need to move it to something else or keep it away from the sides.

           
          3.0

          Clips break easily

          By Colleen

          from Baltimore, Md

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                When putting this together, the clips used to attach each side together break quite easily... not as easy to put together as I thought it would be.

                 
                3.0

                Works but design needs improvement

                By Jen

                from Conroe, TX

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Capacity

                Cons

                • Clips Don't Work

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                  I purchased this product because we have more leaves than we know what to do with. I think it looks good and has excellent capacity. It's sort of easy to put together with one exception. The clips are plastic and the way they are designed really only allows for a 4-sided bin. Once you try to use the same clips for the two middle panels, the panels do not stay together. The clips require more spacing between in line panels. I had to use wire to attach the middle panels to the 2 boxes. This is a simple design problem that probably has a simple design solution. I would give 4 or 5 stars but for this because when you spend that much money on something you don't want to have to modify it for it to work well.

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