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.

  • 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 71 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (57)
  • Attractive (38)
  • Easy assembly (36)
  • Odor free (13)
  • Composts quickly (10)

Cons

  • Flimsy (11)
  • Difficult to aerate (8)
  • Needs solution added (3)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (50)
  • Coffee grounds (28)
  • Kitchen scraps (24)
  • Fruit rinds (21)
  • Ecological waste disposal (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (44), Master gardener (13), Getting started (10)

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5.0

Does Just What It Says On the Label

By Colby the 4 season gardener

from Bath, ME

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

    I set this up in the back garden and have been filling one of the bins for a month. I'm weeding a neglected vegetable patch, and mixing the green weeds with dry leaves and other carbony materials, plus thin layers of soil, and they are breaking down surprisingly quickly. Good air circulation is key with compost, and the wire grid makes that easy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy and convenient

    By Tom

    from New Sharon, Maine

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Capacity
    • Easy Assembly
    • Sifts Old From New

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      Consistent composting is easy. Easy to put together and take apart. I liked them so much I bought another set!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good, but could be better

      By John in Chester VT

      from Chester VT

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Does A Great Job
      • Easy Assembly
      • Perfect Size

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Needs To Be More Durable

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Kitchen Scraps

      Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      I got this to see how well I could use grass clippings to make compost, and it proved that it works and is not that hard to do. I bought a Compost Crank (TM) to aerate and it helps a lot. I used zip ties in addition to - and after a while, instead of - the platic snap fasteners. They allow me to swing out the front panels as a door and easily close it shut later. My only real issue is that the wire needs to be a stronger gauge - it has broken in a few places when I filled the bins to the top and was aerating.

      I would give this a 3.5 star rating and recommend it to someone who will not overfill the bins with heavy content like grass clippings - might me more suitable to lighter use that I make of it.

       
      3.0

      Difficult to Assemble

      By Bob the Builder

      from Texas

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Capacity

      Cons

      • Difficult to assemble

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      As other reviewers have stated, the middle bin is difficult (or impossible) to connect to the two end bins. The end bins went together easily with the clips. But the clips do not fit around the three thicknesses when attaching the middle panels to the end bins. It seems that a different clip should be supplied for this connection. I ended up using twist ties to hold them together.

       
      4.0

      My first composting adventure

      By Kit

      from Hampton NH

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

      • Needs Solution Added

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      I like these bins. They are unobtrusive--nearly invisible from a distance. I do wish they were easier to open one side to turn the contents more easily, but they are a heck of a lot easier to work with than my black plastic enclosed bin. Used with the organic microbial compost starter, I am amazed at how fast grass clippings are breaking down. I like having three bins to use for different stages of composting. I actually having a lot of fun with them! I don't put food waste in them because of the smell, but I think I could after the scraps are broken down in the enclosed bin. I originally wanted three bins built from shipping pallets, but that is more than I can physically manage. These are and excellent solution.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect compost system (for me)

      By Chad the Chef

      from PA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        I own about an acre of land and bag the grass clippings, mulch the leaves, veggie scraps, egg shells and coffee grounds to add to the compost. For me, this is the perfect size bin system. Breaks down fast. The wire construction allows for good airflow. The other comments that mention the clips are pretty much correct. I used zip ties. I also bought Earth staples to keep it in place.

         
        3.0

        Directions Photo is Misleading

        By 10 Green Thumbs

        from Lancaster, PA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • 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:

          I like the clips for a single bin assembly but using them for a three-bin attached assembly was difficult because the clips must go around two wires. Also, the directions show the wire rectangles going lengthwise which made the bin too tall for my petite height. After assembling the three-bin arrangement, I did not feel like going to the trouble of taking everything apart and putting it back together again.

           
          5.0

          Liked it so much, I bought a second one.

          By Allen

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

            I like the ease of turning out complete compost quickly.
            It is neat, clean and easy to turn or empty.

             
            5.0

            Easy to set up and a great value

            By Gwen

            from North Bend, WA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              This product really keeps this process simple. Light weight and easy to assemble.

               
              5.0

              A Great Composter!!

              By Tracey the Gardener

              from Lubbock, Texas

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

              • Ction With The Clips Prov
              • Hard To Add The Center Se

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              I use the bins for composting yard waste and organic kitchen waste, other than meat. Just got it but love it so far. The only problem I encountered was attaching the 2 center sections with the tabs provided. I ended up using some zip ties I had and it worked out great.

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