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 65 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (52)
  • Attractive (36)
  • Easy assembly (31)
  • Odor free (12)
  • Composts quickly (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (45)
  • Coffee grounds (22)
  • Kitchen scraps (19)
  • Ecological waste disposal (18)
  • Fruit rinds (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (39), Master gardener (13), Getting started (9)

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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.

        (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.

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