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4.5 118
$99.95

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Dual-Chamber Tumbling Composter for Easy Batch Composting

  • Our most affordable tumbling composter!
  • Convenient and efficient way to produce high-quality compost
  • Let one side "cook" while you add fresh materials to the other
  • Built-in paddles mix the material as you turn the tumbler

Transform kitchen scraps and yard trimmings into nutrient-rich compost for your gardens. Batch composting is the fastest and most efficient way to produce high quality compost. Fill one side of this bin with kitchen scraps and yard waste, then stop adding materials to that side and let it "cook." In the meantime, add new scraps to the other side. Turn the tumbler every few days to break up the materials and speed up the decomposition process. When the first batch of compost is finished, remove it and then repeat the process, letting the other side cook. Reversible door flips over to keep track of batch stages. Vent adjusts for proper air flow. Sturdy tubular frame. Large openings for easy access to chambers. Rodent-proof design. Holds a total of 5 cubic feet.

Product Details

  • ​Assembly required
  • ​BPA-free recycled polypropylene, steel
  • ​28" W x 36" H x 26" deep overall
  • ​Weighs 30 lbs.
  • ​Holds 5 cu. ft.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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:Tumbling Composter
 
4.3

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (49)
  • Capacity (45)
  • Attractive (41)
  • Odor free (29)
  • Composts quickly (27)

Cons

  • Leaks (6)
  • Difficult setup (5)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (61)
  • Coffee grounds (45)
  • Fruit rinds (43)
  • Leaves & brush (35)
  • Ecological waste disposal (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (43), Getting started (26), Master gardener (11)

Reviewed by 118 customers

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very good, with one caveat

By L.

from Montclair NJ

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

This is my second purchase of this product. Loved the first one, and needed more capacity for compost. Would give 5 stars, EXCEPT that in putting it together found that the frame base was too narrow for the composter. I emailed the address given on the yellow instruction sheet and found that there was a manufacturing defect on the dd frame pieces -- they sent me the proper pieces and all is now well.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Rusts and falls apart

By JV

from LA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

I bought this 2 years ago. It has rusted and fallen apart, both the legs and the turning assembly. It's going to be quite a project, as it is heavy and full, to get it out to the junk yard. Do not buy this product!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Small but excellent

By manadachs

from Hampton, VA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

    • Slow Assembly

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

    After mowing the grass and picking up leaves and branches, the composter was filled - both sides. Seems to be composting though. Easy to use. No assembly directions - very slow.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Holes too small so it's always a mess.

    By Bev

    from Helena, MT

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly

    Cons

    • Leaks
    • openings are too small

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

      I really dislike this composter. Holes are too small so it's always a mess, and capacity is too small for a two-person household.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excited for a messy yard!

      By pianoplayer

      from Utah

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Easy Assembly
      • Odor Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fertilizer Production
        • Fruit Rinds
        • Kitchen Scraps
        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

        I bought this in March well aware that in my area of Utah I'd have to wait until at least April or May for the weather to get warm enough to start breaking down my scraps and leaves. It's easy to fill, easy to turn, and works just as explained.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So far, so good

        By mad4Garden

        from Pacific Northwest

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Odor Free

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps

          Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

          We've had this about a month, and so far, really like it. It's sturdy, and provides easy access for loading material. We needed somewhere to handle citrus, onions, etc. that we can't put in the vermicomposter and this does that just fine.

          The assembly instructions weren't great, but whose are anymore. Once we laid out the parts, it went together pretty quick. Not rocket science, really.

          Really like the 2 separate compartments. And nothing leaks into the other, or outside the bin, period. Very well made.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I am excited to give it a try!

          By Hummingbird

          from Enumclaw, Wa

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • Odor Free

          Cons

          • Takes a little muscle to spin, but exciting.

          Best Uses

            Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

            For a small above ground ground I think this composter will be great. My first attempt at composting. I have never been impressed with store brand compost.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Assembly Instructions Incomplete

            By Deborah

            from MN

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Inexpensive
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Difficult Assembly
            • Incomplete instructions

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

              The instructions are incomplete, and really, the worst I have ever seen. They say complete instructions are available on the website, however, if those still exist, they are no longer available at the specified address. I couldn't find the manufacturer's instructions. Luckily, a google search pulled up a YouTube video for a closely related model. This will likely be my last order from Gardener's Supply Company.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would recommend this tumbling composter to others.

              By Milt

              from Merrillville, In.

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly
              • Just started using

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Grounds
                • Fruit Rinds
                • Kitchen Scraps
                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

                I like the two compartments while one side gets full and composts the other side can be used for another batch.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Easy composter for small family

                By Roxanne

                from Lodi, CA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Capacity
                • Composts Quickly
                • Two chambers for new and ongoing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about : Tumbling Composter:

                  It's nice to have free shipping when ordering items

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