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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.

Product Details

  • 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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
:Single Bin Wire Composter
 
4.0

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (58)
  • Easy assembly (56)
  • Attractive (44)
  • Composts quickly (19)
  • Odor free (11)

Cons

  • Flimsy (14)
  • Leaks (5)
  • Needs solution added (5)
  • Difficult to aerate (3)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (58)
  • Kitchen scraps (33)
  • Coffee grounds (30)
  • Fruit rinds (27)
  • Ecological waste disposal (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (61), Getting started (15), Master gardener (11)

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1.0

These corner clips are useless!

By Sue

from Vermont

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheap plastic clips just break
    • Needs Solution Added

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

      Don't you guys think it's time to provide decent corner connectors? The old-style spiral corkscrews were so much better. I bought this composter yesterday at your store in Williston, and the clips all broke trying to assemble it today, so I had to tie all the corners together with twine. I've just read all the reviews here to see what others had to say about this problem. Out of 88 reviews, 41 people complained to you about the plastic clips, and out of 104 reviews for the 3-bin model, 57 people complained about them. Yet your stock "merchant response" repeatedly tells us to "contact us and we will work to get this issue resolved right away!" You have been replying this way for at least 5 years now, to at least the 98 people that I counted here, and yet you still haven't done anything to resolve the problem! Why not??

       
      4.0

      Yes

      By Mike

      from Muskogee Ok

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Kitchen Scraps
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

      Nice product

       
      5.0

      Easy set up and very sturdy.

      By JLHaze

      from Evansville, IN

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

        I believe bugs, wind and rain are key components to healthy compost. So, I like open wire composters. I put this together in about ten minutes. Set it in a nice sunny spot near the garden and started filling. It's very sturdy.

         
        4.0

        Perfect leaf bin; zip ties work better to connect sides.

        By Maw the Gardner

        from South Carolina

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

          Price is great. Included Clips not substantial so I just used zip ties to connect sides together. That's the only reason I didn't give 5 stars. Like so much I've bought a second bin.

           
          4.0

          Economical Composter

          By Ed

          from Ewing, NJ

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • held together with plastic clips

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

          I just purchased this compost bin and therefore cannot comment on its durability or results. Assembly was very easy and it is less expensive than other models.. The sides are held together with plastic clips and I question whether they will hold up over time. I have a similar but older wire bin that uses a thin metal rod on each corner to hold the sides together. I inherited it from my father-in-law, so it is now being used by a second gardener. It is very easy to assemble and disassemble. I reserve judgement on this new model. Time will tell.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good bin - terrible fasteners

          By PermaKat

          from New Jersey

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Needs Solution Added

          Best Uses

          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

          I am using this bin to store leafmulch, not as a traditional compost bin.
          The metal sides are good quality and useful, lightweight, and so far holding up alright to the weather.
          The fasteners that came with the bin are entirely useless!!!! They are too small to close properly once wrapped around the side panel parts - I was unable to close any of them! I am using plain old cable zip fasteners to hold the bin together - so far so good, but should not have to resort to a DIY solution to put the bin together at this price point....

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Better have some zip ties or go buy some.

          By BonsaiGardener

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity

          Cons

          • Assembly

          Best Uses

          • Fertilizer Production
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

          Everything that has been said about the connectors is true - they either break or are impossible to snap together. And I have very strong hands and a strong grip. Tools like pliers, etc did not help.

          Yet I chose to to disregard the warnings

          I ended up using zip ties like most, but I should not have had to.

          The four panels seem sturdy enough.

          I would buy again only for the panels, and the same would be my recommendation to a friend. Just be advised that you need to have a some zip ties on hand or some other solution. Frankly, they should include the zip ties instead of the useless connectors. 3 stars out of 5. Sorry. Wanted it to be better.

           
          4.0

          useful product

          By Belelvue Gardener

          from Bellevue NE

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Capacity

          Cons

          • Tall

          Best Uses

          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

          This has lots of capacity. I use it in the fall to collect my mowed leaves and grass to compost for the garden. I just bought a second one-I wish they offered the connecting one separately. I don't have room to set up three, like they offer. It is kind of tall-read another review from someone who set it up sideways-I am going to try that with this second one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great Starter Bin

          By Wildhorse

          from Santa Rosa, CA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Assembly Clips Flimsy
          • Needs Solution Added

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

          Easy to assemble except the plastic clips all broke. Used plastic zip ties to assemble frame.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy-to-assemble garden essential

          By Amherst Gardener

          from Central Massachusetts

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • Unobtrusive

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about : Single Bin Wire Composter:

            This is a great economical composting option. I use it as a large-capacity receptacle for all kitchen and yard waste--it can hold as much as can I put in! It's easy to put together and blends right in. It may need more aerating than a tumbling composter and it doesn't trap heat the way closed composters do, but this is a great option for low-effort, unobtrusive composting.

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