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
 
3.9

(based on 45 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (36)
  • Attractive (25)
  • Easy assembly (23)
  • Odor free (9)
  • Composts quickly (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (6)
  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (31)
  • Coffee grounds (16)
  • Ecological waste disposal (13)
  • Kitchen scraps (13)
  • Fruit rinds (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (26), Master gardener (10), Getting started (6)

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3.0

Clips break easily

By Colleen

from Baltimore, Md

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        When putting this together, the clips used to attach each side together break quite easily... not as easy to put together as I thought it would be.

         
        3.0

        Works but design needs improvement

        By Jen

        from Conroe, TX

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity

        Cons

        • Clips Don't Work

        Best Uses

          Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          I purchased this product because we have more leaves than we know what to do with. I think it looks good and has excellent capacity. It's sort of easy to put together with one exception. The clips are plastic and the way they are designed really only allows for a 4-sided bin. Once you try to use the same clips for the two middle panels, the panels do not stay together. The clips require more spacing between in line panels. I had to use wire to attach the middle panels to the 2 boxes. This is a simple design problem that probably has a simple design solution. I would give 4 or 5 stars but for this because when you spend that much money on something you don't want to have to modify it for it to work well.

           
          4.0

          Perfect for grass clippings

          By MaNewman

          from New Jersey

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Grass clippings
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

            Our lawn tractor doesn't mulch the lawn, just blows the grass clippings all over. We got a grass catcher for it and these bins are perfect for throwing the grass clippings and leaves in one neat spot instead of a big ugly pile.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Would not buy again

            By Clem

            from Redwood Falls, MN

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to assemble
              • Poor Instructions

              Best Uses

                Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                Wanted it for yard and garden material. It is extremely difficult to assemble after the first two cubes and the instructions are lousy!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great for composting ease

                By wildeyes

                from Hadley MA

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Composts Quickly

                Cons

                • Clips -hard To Assemble

                Best Uses

                • Fruit Rinds
                • Kitchen Scraps
                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                I love these bins and have 10 of them. My one complaint on the 3 bin system is the clips to attach the bins together. They are very hard to use and to connect them to each other. I like the wire coils that come with the 1 bin system. I would think you could use them for the 3 bin system just as easily. With the clips it takes over 1 hr. to put together. Other than that I love them once they are together.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Difficult to assemble

                By Rose

                from Dingman's ferry, pa

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Leaves & Brush

                  Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                  Purchased this item for leaves. It has the large capacity I needed. It is doing exactly the job it was purchased for. However, putting it together was very difficult. The clips need to be redesigned. It took all the strength I had to clip them on. End result it works great!

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for leaves!

                  By Martha

                  from Evanston IL

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Capacity
                  • Easy Assembly
                  • Odor Free

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Get To Compost

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                  These set up easily, endure for seasons, hold lots of leaves (and grasses, partially composted food scraps, and more) and look good.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Seems fine

                  By Gerber Daisy

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Easy Assembly

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Aerate

                  Best Uses

                  • Leaves & Brush

                  Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                  I like the three-bin wire composter. It's convenient and went together relatively easily, without tools. The clips can be hard to use, and I ended up going with zip ties to fasten the middle two pieces, as the clips really could not clip three wire pieces together.

                  This is a little pricy for what you get, but I bought it because I was too lazy to build something myself, and it seems fine.

                  It's a little hard to aerate, but I'm a little short.

                  I use it for leaves, grass clipping and bury the kitchen scraps and it is working well enough.

                   
                  4.0

                  Very Useful

                  By Honu

                  from Denver,CO

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Capacity
                  • Odor Free

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to put together

                  Best Uses

                  • Leaves & Brush

                  Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                  These bins are the perfect solution the the massive leaf drop from out 80 year old silver maple. Tucked away at the end of the garden they are hardly noticeable. Leaves are breaking down quickly so adding more is a snap. The open design makes them unsuitable for vegetable peelings and such.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Organize your compost

                  By jvafis

                  from Colusa, CA

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Capacity
                  • Composts Quickly
                  • Easy Assembly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Leaves & Brush
                    • Prunings Trimmings

                    Comments about 3-Bin Wire Composter:

                    I put my shredded plant material with water into one bin. After two days I move the material to a second bin adding water as needed; two days later it goes back to the first bin. After 3 or 4 weeks I have usable compost that gets stored in the third bin for use in the garden. The bins are very light and easy to arrange. It is a bit of a hassle to open one side for easier movement of material, but that isn't always necessary.

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