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

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3-Bin Wire Composter
 
3.7

(based on 59 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (46)
  • Attractive (32)
  • Easy assembly (27)
  • Odor free (10)
  • Composts quickly (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (10)
  • Difficult to aerate (7)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (40)
  • Coffee grounds (18)
  • Ecological waste disposal (15)
  • Kitchen scraps (15)
  • Fruit rinds (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (34), Master gardener (13), Getting started (8)

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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. :)

 
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!

         
        4.0

        3-bin wire composter

        By BL the new home gardener

        from CA

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        * the plastic hinges are very fragile, many of them cracked in the process of assembly

         
        3.0

        hard to put together

        By Deb

        from Upper Marlboro, MD

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Capacity

        Cons

        • Cheap Clips Break
        • Nothing To Hold It Down

        Best Uses

        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        This was hard to put together. I have broken nails and bleeding thumbs. The cheap plastic clips broke and while I could get the two squares together no amount of trying got the two middle panels attached. I ended up using bread ties and wire ties temporarily until I get some wire to wire it together. There is nothing to anchor it to the ground. I am going to look at the item again and see if I missed that, but I bought this when it was on sale this summer. Don't know how good it is going to be, just getting started with it. I will have to wait to see if I would recommend this item to anyone, or like I was thinking buying another one.

         
        3.0

        Good product, bad assembly

        By Reusethematerialgirl

        from Upstate New York

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              As many others have commented here, the clips that came with the wire bins are cheap, brittle, and break easily. As we set up the bins, so many clips broke that we resorted to using wire of our own to assemble and attach bins together.

              Several years ago I ordered a single bin (still in use!) and it came with metal "corkscrew" fasteners that are much better than the clips. I wish the three-bin set had come with these, as well.

              Overall I do like the set-up the bins provide; a way to contain leaves and other yard waste (stems etc.) which before was hindering composting of kitchen and other waste which breaks down more quickly.

               
              3.0

              Simple, needs better clip mechanism

              By Rivers

              from Colorado

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Simple

              Cons

              • Cheap Plastic Clips

              Best Uses

              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              This is a simple set of green powder-coated wire screen rectangles that i use to store/compost leaves before layering on the garden as mulch. The plastic assembly clips provided are cheap and brittle, all that I tried to use broke. I cut short, insulated 16 ga wire pieces and twist-tied the corners top, middle and bottom. It took a while but it is now secure and stable. The large openings and no top preclude use for all compost; the raccoons and others would feast on it. Great for leaves, brush etc.

               
              5.0

              This thing is great.

              By Aunt Mary

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly
              • Odor Free

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Leaves

              Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

              We have a wooded 1/2 acre in downtown Colorado Springs. Lots of leaves. We were able to fit them all in the 3-style and we even had to move it to build the new garage. We were able to open one side and also to scoot it along to it's new resting place. This fall it's settled to 1/2 volume and in the center it's already compost. I bought another one. This thing is great.

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