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3-Bin Wire Composter

3-Bin Wire Composter

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$99.95

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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.

Product Details

  • 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
 
3.9

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (77)
  • Attractive (54)
  • Easy assembly (49)
  • Odor free (19)
  • Composts quickly (16)

Cons

  • Flimsy (17)
  • Difficult to aerate (9)
  • Needs solution added (3)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (71)
  • Coffee grounds (38)
  • Kitchen scraps (32)
  • Fruit rinds (29)
  • Ecological waste disposal (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (62), Master gardener (19), Getting started (11), Professional landscaper (3)

Reviewed by 98 customers

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5.0

Study and unobtrusive

By Constant Gardener

from Chicago IL

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity
  • Easy Assembly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

    Versatile, easy to move/disassemble/reassemble

     
    5.0

    I have bought three sets

    By Organic gardener

    from White Plains, NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Capacity
    • Easy Assembly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      For the past three years we have been adding these bins to our garden. We have heeled potted plants into the mulching leaves to keep them warm during the winter. In the spring the leaves make excellent mulch. Later in the season, the composted leaves make an excellent soil addition to our gardens.

       
      3.0

      Clips not so good

      By Liz

      from Maine

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Odor Free

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      The clips that came with this to put it together either didn't work or broke. I ended up buying rugged ties from the hardware store to assemble it. Other than that it works great. I bought it for leaf mulch that I intend to use for mulch for my vegetable garden next year.

       
      5.0

      I'm So Glad I Bought It!

      By Carol

      from metropolitan St. Louis area

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Odor Free
      • Sifts Old From New

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        I bought this product to store my fall leaves in until they can be put into my compost bins. It holds a lot. I can easily aerate it with my pitch fork and turn it all. It was a little difficult to put together because some of the latches worked easily and some didn't. I'm not sure where I'm going to put it in spring; I'm fairly sure I'm not going to want to take it all apart until I need it again, so I'll likely have to find a new spot for it. I'm happy I bought it. It definitely is helping me to store the leaves that I'll need in the future, and it's so much nicer than storing bags of leaves in my garage.

         
        5.0

        the right tool for the job

        By jacko

        from new lebanon, ny

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          clean-up will be a breeze

           
          5.0

          Already have four, had to get more!

          By Mary

          from Columbus, Ohio

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • Odor Free

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fertilizer Production
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

            I send no yard waste to the landfill. It is all recycled here into wonderful compost!

             
            4.0

            Accurately described by other reviewers

            By Carol the gardener

            from Evansville, IN

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Tidy

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use Clips
            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Leaves
            • Yard Waste

            Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

            Other reviewers mentioned that the assembly clips are impossible to put on; they're absolutely right. I could not get the clips on at all. Happily, I read the reviews and got a cheap bag of cable ties, and used them to hold the back and sides together. The front sections will hold together if you put cable ties on one side and then slide the "door" shut.
            The unit is pretty flimsy. I load things carefully - if you have large dogs or children, it would be easy for them to accidentally damage the unit.
            All that said, it does have a large capacity, although the wide open mesh has me putting sheets of cardboard around the outside to hold things in, especially grass clippings and shredded leaves.
            Recommended as long as you know what you're getting.

             
            5.0

            Great 3 bin Composter!!

            By Lou Anne

            from Redmond, OR (Central Oregon)

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Capacity
            • Composts Quickly
            • Easy Assembly
            • Odor Free
            • Sifts Old From New

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ecological Waste Disposal
              • Fertilizer Production
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              This composter is ideal for an urban yard. We have 15 ft. separating each house, so I want no odors. I have none. It was incredibly simple to assemble, and so easy to use. I also like the look of it. It beats the pallets I have used in the past. The wire is thick enough to stand up, and won't bend out of shape easily. I also like the vinyl coating. It keeps everything neat and tidy.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice But YOu'll WAnt Alternative Assembly Parts

              By Picklecreek

              from St Louis, MO

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Sturdy Wire

              Cons

              • Lousy Assembly Clips

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              Fortunately I had read others' experiences with the lousy plastic clips provide to assemble this set, so I wasn't overly disappointed. The wire sides seem great, sturdy, etc. I purchased inexpensive small carabiner clips at a different site on-line, and they worked great to assemble them. A nice feature, over wired corners, is that the carabiners should make it easy able to rearrange, open up a side for tending, etc.

               
              4.0

              Huge Capacity

              By DK

              from Saunderstown RI

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity

              Cons

              • Difficult to Aerate
              • Not For Food Scraps

              Best Uses

              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              This is perfect for composting yard waste - leaves, weeds, small bushes. etc. Holds a tremendous amount and breaks down quickly. I have a separate composter for food scraps. This is wide open so smell and critters an issue but perfect for the yard.

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