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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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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:3-Bin Wire Composter
 
3.9

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (80)
  • Attractive (58)
  • Easy assembly (53)
  • Odor free (19)
  • Composts quickly (18)

Cons

  • Flimsy (18)
  • Difficult to aerate (10)
  • Needs solution added (3)

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 (12), Professional landscaper (3)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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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.

           
          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.

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