Single Bin Wire Composter

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Exclusive | Economical Wire Compost Bin

  • 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
 
4.3

(based on 37 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (29)
  • Capacity (28)
  • Attractive (17)
  • Composts quickly (10)
  • Odor free (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (28)
  • Coffee grounds (16)
  • Kitchen scraps (14)
  • Fruit rinds (12)
  • Ecological waste disposal (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (25), Getting started (6), Master gardener (5)

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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.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Corralled my compost chaos

              By ChicagoBungalow

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

              • Difficult to Aerate

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

              I have a tiny yard on a city lot and yet I attempt to compost as much as I can. I had been throwing brush and leaves into a giant pile along our back fence-much to my husbands dismay. These bins fit into the same space, but neatly contain the waste and hold more because they are tall. I burrow kitchen scraps in with the brush so my compact tumbler is no longer overwhelmed with new scraps. Turning and harvesting will likely be tricky, but it is worth the aesthetic improvement. I didn't realize until I saw the instructions (which include the 1 and 3 bin) that the 3 bin systems is 2 bins with connecting panels. If I had known this I would have bought the 3 bin system rather than buying 2 individual bins because of the added flexibility and nominal price difference.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Could have been better designed

              By RD

              from Berkshires, MA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult to Aerate
                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Ecological Waste Disposal
                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                This could have been a simpler and easier to set up and aerate composter. It would be improved by having stakes at the ground end of each section that press into the ground and with one side serving as a gate for easy access/turning/taking compost out. The connector gizmos seem like they will break easily.

                This is the 2nd composter I've gotten from Gardener's Supply and both need help with design so it's easy to access/aerate the compost.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm delighted with this bin!

                By Ted

                from Apple Valley. CA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Capacity
                • Composts Quickly
                • Easy Assembly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Leaves & Brush

                  Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                  I'm delighted with this bin. I bought two and have them side by side. I covered each of the four sides (of each bin) with 1/4" wire mesh before I set them up to better hold the contents. I filled both of them with shredded leaves and grass, then watered thoroughly. That was last week. Now when I put hand down in them it's so hot that I have to pull my hand out. I turned them once with my pitchfork and they heated right back up.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Unable to Assemble As Instructed

                  By Farmer Nicky

                  from Morristown, NJ

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Capacity

                  Cons

                  • Clips Broke

                  Best Uses

                  • Coffee Grounds
                  • Ecological Waste Disposal
                  • Leaves & Brush

                  Comments about Single Bin Wire Composter:

                  I tried to assemble as instructed but 3 of the first 4 clips I tried to snap onto the wire sides snapped in half. I decided not to frustrate myself by using the rest of the clips. I will instead use pieces of fencing wire. The size is good for a smallish garden like mine and the mesh sides seem sturdy enough. We'll see how it goes throughout the season!

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