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3-Bin Wire Composter

3-Bin Wire Composter

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$99.95 $86.89

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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 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (80)
  • Attractive (58)
  • Easy assembly (54)
  • Odor free (19)
  • Composts quickly (18)

Cons

  • Flimsy (18)
  • Difficult to aerate (10)
  • Needs solution added (4)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (77)
  • Coffee grounds (42)
  • Kitchen scraps (36)
  • Fruit rinds (33)
  • Ecological waste disposal (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (65), Master gardener (21), Getting started (13), Professional landscaper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

ease of fasteners

By marlin

from longview WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

It was very dificult to use the fasteners for the two middle sheets in the 3 package. Lot easier to buy three separate units

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Looks good in the pictures, but ...

By gaaack

from WV

Verified Reviewer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

The theory behind these bins is good - they are sturdy and well made, and so far mine look great after two years of hard use. The practice is where these bins break down - the included clips are extremely difficult to use. Hard to get on, almost impossible to get off, and I never could figure out how to clip things together for a sturdy 3-bin setup. Ended up using coated gardening wire, which is also necessary if you want to take the front panel off to turn the bin, because they're too high to easily reach in and do it that way.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great product for all my excess compostable material.

By oncalldme

from Pittsfield, Me

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy assembly.

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      We purchased this to supplement our compost twin, which cannot keep up with weekly mowing. I owed one of these a number of years ago and decided it was well worth purchasing another. This was one was easier to put together and seems to bee working great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works

      By KYmom

      from Missouri

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • manageable size

      Cons

      • Needs Solution Added

      Best Uses

        Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        This system is a good size for our needs. The plastic clips work well for creating a single bin - but do not work well for connecting the three bins together. I substituted plastic zip ties for that purpose.

         
        4.0

        Great for home use

        By Ptm

        from Maine

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          Tough to snap together

           
          5.0

          Good product

          By CEM

          from La crosse, WI

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Difficult to Aerate

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          I've been composting in a pile for a couple years, but the heap looked unsightly, made it difficult to separate batches in different stages of composting and was prone to spreading out. This bin was relatively easy to put together, keeps my batches in order and allows me to have multiple batches in different stages.

           
          4.0

          Easy to assemble and easy to use

          By Mrs. Pumpkin

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Composts Quickly
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

            We like this composter, though we would like a better way to assemble it. The clips are difficult to get on the second screen. Once the clips are on, it's easy peasy.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Easy to set up, easy to use

            By Mongo

            from Clemmons, NC

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Easy Assembly

            Cons

            • Mulch Not Fine Enough

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Even used to protect okra from deer...
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

            Does not compost as quickly as I like... but I am also not mixing brown with green religiously. Have two sets, one for fall leaves and one for kitchen scraps and random yard cleanup. The upside is we compost most everything from kitchen so it does not go down disposal. Downside is actively monitoring and mixing so it can be used on garden. Hickory and oak nuts don't compost well....they seem to last for years.

             
            5.0

            Must Have!

            By RJ Gardener

            from Valley Center

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              A stout way to mulch witch is easy and convenient. The 3 bin composter surely belongs in every garden.

               
              2.0

              Flimsy wire with poor quality plastic connectors

              By Georgio III

              from Springfield, Mo.

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Thin wire construction with low quality fastener

                Best Uses

                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                For such an expensive system of wire construction, I expected a heavier gauge wire that would accept grass, leaves and garden waste for a complete compost system. Instead, the wire is thin, and the fasteners were hard to use and of poor quality as well. Several broke during assembly, so I replaced them with plastic self-tightening cable ties that worked fine. The directions for using the plastic clips were non-existent. I expected good quality and didn't get it. In hindsight, I could have created a sturdier alternative for half the $99.50.

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