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3-Bin Wire Composter

3-Bin Wire Composter

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$99.95

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Exclusive | Economical 3-Bin Wire Composter

  • Three-bin composter holds a total of 48 cubic feet
  • Made of heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel

You may need only one composter most of the year, but where can you put that mountain of leaves every fall? This three-bin wire composter holds 48 cubic feet of leaves, grass clippings and garden scraps, without the investment of an enclosed composter. The three bins can also be used to separate compost: one to collect yard and kitchen waste, one for cooking compost, and one for finished compost.

Product Details

  • Heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel wire; plastic connectors
  • 84-3/4" L x 28-1/4" W x 35-1/2" H, holds 48 cubic feet (306 dry gallons)
  • Includes 10 panels total; bins are not stand-alone and must be connected to each other (connectors included)
  • 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®

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:3-Bin Wire Composter
 
3.9

(based on 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (80)
  • Attractive (58)
  • Easy assembly (54)
  • Odor free (19)
  • Composts quickly (18)

Cons

  • Flimsy (18)
  • Difficult to aerate (10)
  • Needs solution added (4)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (77)
  • Coffee grounds (42)
  • Kitchen scraps (36)
  • Fruit rinds (33)
  • Ecological waste disposal (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (65), Master gardener (21), Getting started (13), Professional landscaper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 112 customers

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4.0

Decent compost bins.

By Haacres

from Pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

I like the size of the bins and the walls are pretty sturdy. Putting it together is a pain. The little snap on pieces are rather difficult to use but worth the frustration in the end.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mostly good

By shelli1982

from vermont

Verified Buyer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

As other reviewers have noted, the "snaps" to hold the bins together are flimsy, so I bought zip ties ahead of time. Used a combination of both, seems sturdy now, has stood up through a few wind storms so far.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

yes

By Frank

from Fla

Verified Buyer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

Easy to assemble and perfect for composting.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

The bins are good but you need your own zip ties

By Alice

from Eastsound, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

The bins are good but you need your own zip ties. The connectors that come with it did not work on the interior sections but this was easy to remedy with zip ties.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

ease of fasteners

By marlin

from longview WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

It was very dificult to use the fasteners for the two middle sheets in the 3 package. Lot easier to buy three separate units

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Looks good in the pictures, but ...

By gaaack

from WV

Verified Reviewer

Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

The theory behind these bins is good - they are sturdy and well made, and so far mine look great after two years of hard use. The practice is where these bins break down - the included clips are extremely difficult to use. Hard to get on, almost impossible to get off, and I never could figure out how to clip things together for a sturdy 3-bin setup. Ended up using coated gardening wire, which is also necessary if you want to take the front panel off to turn the bin, because they're too high to easily reach in and do it that way.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product for all my excess compostable material.

By oncalldme

from Pittsfield, Me

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy assembly.

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

      We purchased this to supplement our compost twin, which cannot keep up with weekly mowing. I owed one of these a number of years ago and decided it was well worth purchasing another. This was one was easier to put together and seems to bee working great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works

      By KYmom

      from Missouri

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • manageable size

      Cons

      • Needs Solution Added

      Best Uses

        Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

        This system is a good size for our needs. The plastic clips work well for creating a single bin - but do not work well for connecting the three bins together. I substituted plastic zip ties for that purpose.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for home use

        By Ptm

        from Maine

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          Tough to snap together

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good product

          By CEM

          from La crosse, WI

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Difficult to Aerate

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about : 3-Bin Wire Composter:

          I've been composting in a pile for a couple years, but the heap looked unsightly, made it difficult to separate batches in different stages of composting and was prone to spreading out. This bin was relatively easy to put together, keeps my batches in order and allows me to have multiple batches in different stages.

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