Single Bin Wire Composter

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  • Single wire bin holds 16 cubic feet
  • Made of heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel

You may need only one compost bin most of the year, but where can you put that mountain of leaves every fall? This wire bin holds 16 cubic feet (102 dry gallons) of leaves, grass clippings and garden scraps, without the investment of an enclosed composter.

  • Heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel wire; plastic connectors
  • 28-1/4" square x 35-1/2" H, holds 16 cubic feet (102 dry gallons)
  • 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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Single Bin Wire Composter
 
4.1

(based on 41 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (30)
  • Easy assembly (30)
  • Attractive (19)
  • Composts quickly (11)
  • Odor free (7)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)
  • Difficult to aerate (3)
  • Leaks (3)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (30)
  • Coffee grounds (16)
  • Kitchen scraps (15)
  • Fruit rinds (12)
  • Ecological waste disposal (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (28), Getting started (7), Master gardener (5)

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4.0

Sturdy Cage, Flimsy Snaps

By MusicMom

from Grottoes, VA

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity
  • Composts Quickly

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Leaves & Brush

Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

This is a great product for what I wanted -- a sturdy place to pile up leaves to add to my kitchen compost. The wire panels are well built, strong, and attractive. However, the plastic snaps that are included to piece the panels together are very flimsy. 80% of the snaps broke in half as I was fitting them into place. This was not a deal-breaker, though, because I found some green garden cable ties to use instead. They worked very well, and I now have a great, functional leaf bin.

 
2.0

great wire sides, but lousy clips

By gardener Lal

from Palo Alto CA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Really Sturdy Sides

Cons

  • I Bought Zip Ties
  • The Clips All Broke
  • To Put It Together

Best Uses

  • Kitchen Scraps
  • Leaves Weeds

Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

This had better side pieces than I anticipated but the clips all broke as I tried to put the 2 bins together, only 3 clips worked for the 2 bins, I used outdoor zip ties. It works well with zip ties.

 
5.0

Great for leaves

By DIYer

from SW Missouri

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity
  • Easy Assembly

Cons

  • Leaks

Best Uses

  • Leaves & Brush

Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

I use these primarily to hold the leaves I collect each fall for the following summer's use. I position them at the back of my lot between some trees so they partially hidden, but easy to get to when I need some leaves for a compost project.

I tried using them for regular composting initially and found that the spacing of the wires didn't contain the compost well enough to suit me as the compost aged.

My older ones were held together with metal stakes that slipped through loops on the ends of each panel. I think I preferred that system to the newer plastic clips

 
1.0

Plastic snaps??

By Midwest Mike

from Omaha, NE

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

      A friend showed me the compost bins in her garden and these really got me interested in Gardeners Supply. So I purchased a bin of my own, and intend to add more as my garden is expanding. The design I saw had metal spring fasteners which seem to work just fine. I assumed the new one would also, but PLASTIC clips for a product that sits outside? I had reservations before I even tried to put it together. Then came time for assembly and I immediately broke 6 clips in half and ended up using my own wire pieces to securely hold the bin together. Really, for $40 I expected a lot more. You may want to shop around or build your own bin.

       
      5.0

      workd perfect, goes together very easily

      By Fran

      from Farmington,NM

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Easy Assembly
      • Odor Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

        keeps everything in one spot, I bought two and set it up as one large bin & use my tractor bucket to lift and turn the contents when needed.

         
        5.0

        Easy Composting

        By Work4veggies

        from Mount Airy, NC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Composts Quickly
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

          Only bought 1 of these because some reviews commented on how hard it was to assemble. I have carpal tunnel in both hands and had no problem with assembly by myself ... really wish I had bought two. Did add small amount of chicken manure and alfalfa pellets to encourage decomposition. Aeration is excellent; have filled the bin to the top twice with kitchen scraps, grass clippings, leaves and wheat straw in less than 2 months and it once again is less than half full. Highly recommend!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good composter, terrible clips

          By Michelle

          from Shreveport, LA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Grounds
              • Ecological Waste Disposal
              • Kitchen Scraps
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

              I have been using this composter for more than 6 months, and it has been a sturdy unit that fits my needs well. I wanted to compost leaves in the fall, and it holds far more than I expected. I also add my plant-based kitchen waste and coffee grounds, and everything manages to stay inside the wire sides. The main problem is with the cheap plastic clips meant to assemble the four sides. Most of them broke during assembly, and those that didn't have broken on their own as it sat outside. I used zip-ties to hold the sides together, and they held it together very well.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Bought for Ground Up Leaves

              By Velma

              from Greenbelt, MD

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

              • Poor Directions

              Best Uses

              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

              I got this for my ground up oak leaves in the fall. It fits well where I wanted it, it was easy to assemble despite poor directions, and I think it will work out fine.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              works great

              By Colorado Deadhead

              from Colorado

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly
              • Odor Free

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                This works great for what I want..something to compost yard waste…tree branches, grass clippings, leaves, etc. I would not use it for pitch scraps as it is open and I'd be afraid to attract rodents. I have an enclosed black plastic one that I use for pitch scraps but had far too much yard waste for it and the enclosed ones are very pricey. These wire ones are still a lot for what they are, but easier than trying to put in stakes and using chicken wire. They look good and work great. Very easy to assemble although I did add zip ties just in case.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Small but Mighty

                By Pam

                from Grand Forks, ND

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Capacity
                • Composts Quickly
                • Easy Assembly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                  I found it easy to assemble with a great capacity and it fits in nicely with surroundings.

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