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 63 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (50)
  • Attractive (35)
  • Easy assembly (30)
  • Odor free (11)
  • Composts quickly (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (43)
  • Coffee grounds (20)
  • Ecological waste disposal (17)
  • Kitchen scraps (17)
  • Fruit rinds (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (37), Master gardener (13), Getting started (9)

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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.

     
    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.

         
        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. :)

        (0 of 1 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!

               
              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

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