Deluxe Pyramid Composter


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Exclusive | Our Convenient and Efficient Pyramid Compost Bin is Built to Last

  • Please note: to have this item delivered by Christmas, choose the 2-Day or Overnight shipping option in checkout
  • Easy-to-use compost bin features innovative rain-catching "pyramid" lid
  • Turns leaves, grass clippings, garden debris and kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost
  • Generous capacity makes it ideal for larger gardens and families
  • Made from rugged, 4 mm-thick recycled polyethylene
Watch: Using the Pyramid Composter 

Ready to move up to a bigger, better composter? We’ve used dozens of compost bins over the years, and have incorporated all the features we like best into our Deluxe Pyramid Composter. The lid is hinged so you can open it with one hand, yet it can’t blow away. Narrow side vents ensure good ventilation. Two sliding doors, front and back, stay open to make removing compost easy. Best of all, the signature self-watering lid lets in the right amount of rainwater for optimum performance. Convenience and large capacity at a great low price! Holds 12 cubic feet. Open bottom; add the optional Rodent Screen (sold separately) to keep pests out.

Product Details

  • Made of earth-friendly, 100% recycled plastic
  • 28" square x 34" H
  • Holds 12 cubic feet (9-1/2 bushels)
  • Assembles in minutes
  • Zinc-plated hardware included
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive


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:Deluxe Pyramid Composter

(based on 345 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Capacity (277)
  • Easy assembly (195)
  • Attractive (158)
  • Composts quickly (96)
  • Odor free (95)


  • Difficult to aerate (42)
  • Flimsy (13)
  • Needs solution added (13)
  • Difficult to assemble (11)
  • Pervasive odor (7)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (226)
  • Kitchen scraps (223)
  • Fruit rinds (215)
  • Coffee grounds (192)
  • Ecological waste disposal (162)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (207), Getting started (85), Master gardener (30), Professional landscaper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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Unit is fine except it will not close

By Jrinvt

from Bristol VT

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

Unlike other reviews on this site I had no problem putting the unit together. The instructions are very poor but a ssembly is pretty intuitive. Only issue I have is that the plastic that are used to close the top are much too big. I can only close one side at a time. I may be able to modify the hole locations for the screws so that I can close this but I Assembled it using the holes as pre-drilled by the manufacture.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Fair-to-Good Composter, With Serious Fabrication Problems

By Alex

from Santa Barbara, CA

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Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

The composter, a large rectangular box, is a simple and proven design. The four sides of the composter go together easily. All parts were present in the box. However, the plastic sides are flared out (away from the composter) more than an inch at the top, so getting the lid on is troublesome, if not impossible.

I used a large woodworking clamp to *carefully* pull the two sides together at the back where the pivot points for the lid are located. After some struggles and a lot of sweat, I was finally successful in getting the lid attached. After removing the clamp, the lid still moves with sufficient ease to be functional.

HOWEVER, the front sides are flared, as well. This means that the lid will not close completely. Ever. I can get the lid down over either the left or right snap point, but it will not expand and close over both.

I'm hoping that with this review, someone from Gardener's Supply Company will contact me and provide me with a solution. Otherwise, sometime before the end of the year, I'll probably make an effort to cut part of the locking point off of the lid so that it can expand around the second snap point and close completely.

Not fun. I should not have to do *any* of this for a product that costs almost $200. It should go together correctly, fit properly and function as designed. This one does not.

If the product assembled and functioned as designed I would rate the product a 5. I've used similar products in the past and they compost well. As an on-line consumer, I do not expect to experience the product fabrication issues I have with this one.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Good Enclosure, Poor Hardware

By Ddjohnson6

from Redding, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

Bought two, and one is cooking cleanup and grass now. Reasonably easy to assemble, sturdy when all the bolts are holding the sides together. No rain yet in California but top looks to be ready to allow an appropriate amount of water in. Volume is less than my previous free-sranding piles, and evaluating the produced compost delayed a month or three.

Second unit not assembled until yesterday after third trip to hardware store. Included were wing nuta and washers, but no bolts. E-mail to Gardner produced no bolts or response (not the manufacturer's fault) and buying the bolts needed locally was frustrated by two different size wingmuts in the incomplete package. But, now it's ready to begun the second pile.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Awkward to put together

By Serena

from Butte, Montana

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Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

I like this bin but it was awkward to put it together and I still can't get the lid on the way they describe. Also it sits a bit crooked - won't really square up. All that being said it still works well

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

So far, I love it!

By Rosemary

from Rhode Island

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

Easy to assemble - fits well in my city back yard -doesn't take up a lot of space behind the garage. I love that the lid stays up when you open it. Just bought it, so I haven't gotten any real compost from it yet. I imagine the slide up doors at the bottom will make getting the compost out much easier.

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This is not a good product

By Mo

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

We've spent the morning trying to assemble this composter. The washers were missing so we had to go out and buy some. The panels are warped and don't fit together. One of the top corners cracked while we trying to fasten it to the other. We are unable to fit the top on or slide the panels up and down. There is no bottom to it so the compost would sit on the ground.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Would not recommend

By Angelo

from Maryland

Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

I read reviews both here, on the manufacturer's site and other generic garden sites and everyone seemed to be pretty pleased with this so I ordered one.

The construction is extremely poor. The sides do not fit together without a lot of muscling around and I needed a clamp and a hammer to get the top on which still does not fit properly. There are chunks out of the plastic where you can tell someone (or something) was trimming the plastic after it was molded but these molds are extremely poor. I even had to use a screw driver to make the hole on one of the sides wider to line it up.

I really liked the size and features of this unit as for me it would have been perfect but I'm going to work to return it.


Great Compost Bin!

By Cbob

from Port Angeles, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

Perfect size for my garden clippings & kitchen scraps! The compost bin was easy to assemble & can be relocated to different areas without any issues!

  • Was this a gift?:
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Not well made

By Amy

from Oakton, VA

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Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

Considering how much I paid for it, this composter did not assemble well. The instructions implied the front and back pieces were interchangeable. When I tried to put the lid on I found they were not. After taking it apart and reassembling, we were able to get the lid on, but it still does not fit well. I think the wholes provided to bolt the side together are drilled in the wrong place. I bought this one because it was the only brown one I could find. The other, cheaper, versions look like they would work at least as well.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Cooking up Some Compost

By Jim

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

Adequate capacity and ease of access to composed soil.

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