3-Bin Wire Composter

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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3-Bin Wire Composter
 
3.8

(based on 64 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (51)
  • Attractive (36)
  • Easy assembly (31)
  • Odor free (12)
  • Composts quickly (7)

Cons

  • Flimsy (10)
  • Difficult to aerate (8)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (44)
  • Coffee grounds (21)
  • Kitchen scraps (18)
  • Ecological waste disposal (17)
  • Fruit rinds (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (38), Master gardener (13), Getting started (9)

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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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Have wire handy

      By CarolStrick

      from central NC

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity

      Cons

      • Difficult to Aerate

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        I just put these together, so I don't have data on how they compost. However, the CLIPS are the only real problem. I thought I'd put them in on one side, then add the second side to it. Nope—you need that second side there to keep the clip open so it clicks on. (Don't nudge things with a hammer! The clips break easily.) Also, some of the clips didn't like to be locked in position, and broke during that process. FORGET about trying to clip the center section in when you have the two outer boxes done! There's no room to put the clips around just two pieces. The third keeps getting in the way. SOLUTION: I had some coated wire (for securing plants to supports), and just twisted that on. Worked great! Matches the bins! I think I'll be taking one side of clips on each of the outer boxes off and substituting the wire for that, so I can just untwist and open the bins to get to the compost. Don't know why this didn't come with some kind of hinge clip to make a door for each bin. I'll also have to buy some lengths of perforated drain to put in the center of each bin, since there's no air space between them and I don't want anaerobic (sp?) composting. Other than that, they look great and seem like they'll do VERY well! Not too expensive either.

         
        5.0

        Easy to put together

        By Dot from Jersey

        from Southern NJ

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Easily Moveable
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          Was so happy to find out that I didn't need any tools to put the bins together. Easy for me to manage too.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just What I Needed

          By Centralorganist

          from Bristol, TN

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Clips Break Easily

          Best Uses

          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          We are very pleased with the three bin composter with the exception of one thing. The clips simply are not usable. After breaking the first 5 while attempting to put it together, we simply gave up and went to Lowe's and got some plastic cable ties. They work fine and when you cut off the ends you don't even see them. The biggest problem is that I underestimated how many leaves we have and we could use 3 more. Maybe next year. :)

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Get your own connectors

          By $oundman

          from New Lebanon, NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Connectors Bad

            Best Uses

              Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              The bin sides appear to be excellent and as described. But the connectors are a joke. They break! Out of abut 10 that I attempted to use, 7 broke; and then I gave up and used wire (which worked fine.)

               
              2.0

              Great idea, poor execution

              By ADK Gail

              from Saranac Lake, NY

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Capacity
              • Great For Large Quantity

              Cons

              • Connectors Break In Use
              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              Good design for easy setup, but the connectors break as you are putting them on. Fix the connectors, and it is a fantastic product.

               
              2.0

              Good bins but connectors don't work

              By JB

              from Crawfordsville, Indiana

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Flexible
              • The Bins Are Study

              Cons

              • Connectors Don't Work

              Best Uses

                Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                I really loved this product when i bought it a few years. The latest ones were a disappointment because the sturdy spiral connectors were replaced with cheap plasitc connectors that break when you try to put them on the bins. I ended up using string to hold my bins together.

                 
                2.0

                Poorly Designed Clips Ruin Good Product

                By Linda

                from Lehigh Valley PA

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Capacity

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                The plastic clips used for holding the sections together are poorly designed. They snap easily and should be replaced with better clips. The V shape in the clip is cut too deep into the plastic and represents a weak point. The old spring connectors were better. Zip ties would be better than the system supplied. Gardener's Supply did send more of the same poorly designed clips. If you buy this item, don't plan to use the plastic clips!

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