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WC Redmon mon Culture 65-Gallon Compost Bin : The unit went together with great ease. From the opening of the box to

This compost bin does exactly what it is intended to and holds more than enough for my small household. It was easy to put together, only taking me about 10-15 minutes. All of the pieces fit together well. The stakes it has on the bottom are not very long so it doesn’t get securely anchored into the ground. I use two hands to take off the lid, which snaps on tightly, so as not to pull it up off the ground and let the compost out. I have mine located behind my shed so it doesn’t get exposure to high winds, so i haven’t had any issues with it blowing over or moving around. I like that it has the little doors on the bottom so that you can access the ready compost without having to dig to the bottom and lift it out through the top. Overall, i am completely satisfied with this product, especially for the price in comparison to many other compost bins.

The bin was easy to put together and pretty sturdy. Never bought a bin before and looked a lot locally and online. Most were much more expensive than i wanted to pay or had bad reviews. Our garden remnants and some leaves are inside. Will be interested to see what it looks like next spring.

There is another bin of a similar size for sale on amazon for about twice the price, it’s called the soil saver. I have one of each, and comparing them, i find the soil saver is of slightly better quality, but this bin is awesome too. If you are on a budget, you should go for this one. I advocate having two bins, however, so that one batch can decompose without further scraps being added, while the other bin can be used for day to day waste accumulation.

I was able to get my first batch of compost for my garden. Reasonably sturdy and inconspicuous.

  • Successfully composting in bear country
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  • Sensitivity to cold

Redmon Green Culture 65-Gallon Compost Bin

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  • High Impact Plastic With Uv Protectant
  • Imported
  • Rugged, weather-resistant plastic resin
  • 65 gallons 8.6 cubic feet
  • Convenient lift-off lid for easy access
  • Ventilation holes for proper composting
  • 4 door access

Very easy to assemble and, so far, seems very sturdy. I previously used a different brand that required more assembly, but that model didn’t last more than a couple of seasons, so i hope this one will last. I did put a few thin rods inside the corners to make sure it stayed down in stiff winds (when low on compost). The little tabs on the bottom seem “pointless” (pun intended).

We recently decided to try our hands at composting. Now i have never composted before so i’m not a pro and really have no idea what i’m doing lol but i know when the time comes to use the compost as fertilizer for our fruit trees and the garden we will be planting next season we a re going to be so happy with the results. This bin is super easy to put together ( i did it with my 12 year old son) and light weight and easy to move into place once assembled. It is also very easy to access to add waste to and for my son to mix it up. I would recommend this to anyone who is new to composting and those who are seasoned professionals. Hope my review helps a few of you make your decision.

Set up was easy, and it fits nicely in the corner of our yard. Of course, exactly one screw was missing, so we just had to do without. Due to where we had to place it, it’s not quite closed on the bottom so just beware in case you need that.

Received the bin very quickly. I wondered after i had ordered it i could assemble it (i’m 80 years old) but it was a breeze. Think it took less than 30 minutes and was light enough to carry to the place i wanted it.

Perfect size for the side of the kitchen door. Good color and ventilation slits. It will not open by the apparent handles (flanges) on two sides. It only opens by lifting it on the “non-handle” sides. Not too great on the finger nails. I’ll work on correcting the design engineer’s troublesome opening maneuvers with some sort of handle attached to, maybe, a corner?.

Easy to put together, sturdy. I added a pull handle from old cabinet to center of the lid to make picking it up easier. Large opening top makes easy for large amounts of plants and leaves and debris. I have 2 different types of composters to allow one to “cook” while the other is in use. I’m sure it’s going to be a great composter. I usually just pick them up and move them rather than use the little doors this one has an open bottom perfect for moving after a year or so.

Not sure what the deal is here. I bought one for my father and his seems to work great. Material decomposes pretty quickly. On the other hand, mine does not seem to decompose that well at all. Maybe his in a better area of his yard where it warms up better?. It is easy to assemble, has conveniant doors at the bottom to access mulch, vents for air and a removeable lid. I have not had any problem with animals getting into it or blowing over. I would probably buy it again but i need to figure out what i am doing wrong for it to decompose so slowly.

For the price, this is one of the better composting bins i have found. The lid snaps in place on two sides which keeps it from blowing off or getting pulled off by critters. The plastic is not as thick as i expected, but it’s still quite sturdy when assembled. I went ahead and used some extra washers i had with the screws just to distribute the pressure and make sure the plastic didn’t break around the screw holes. I got a rebate from the city for installing and using this bin which made it free in the end. I just started composting in january and it’s amazing how much less trash we have now.

The cost was good, and it came with helpful composting instructions, but the spikes on the bottom that are meant to anchor it into the ground don’t work well at all. We are going to need to find another way to anchor it, as i have it half full of composting materials, and every time i take the lid off, the whole thing almost lifts up.

I bought this to replace an expensive composter that spins. It finally rusted apart and collapsed in a heap. This one won’t rust and fall apart and cost about a quarter the price. It holds a lot of material too so i think it’s a good replacement. It takes longer as you can’t easily move the material around but i’m in no hurry. Mainly use it to dump kitchen waste.

It is a little flimsy overall, but it works. I have not gone through a full year with it so next spring will be the real test as to its effectiveness. As far as the little tabs that dig into the ground, yes, they are small. However, given the volume of organic material i put into it already, i am not concerned about it falling over. The unit went together with great ease. From the opening of the box to completion was probably 15 minutes, including the reading of the instructions. As far as construction, it is basically a plastic box with enough holes to assist in the decomposition of what you put into it. There are little doors at the bottom so you can dig out the older compost. If you have this in a windy area, it might be prudent to secure the top a bit. The top though could blow off but does snap into place as well.

This unit was the most inexpensive composter i could find on amazon. I’m fairly favorably impressed with it so far. Assembly was easy and straight forward. I put a big rock on the lid after i once failed to snap it down tight and a gust of wind blew it into the yard. Since then, the rock reminds me to check and be sure it is fully snapped in place and keeps it from possible “blowing away” if the short plastic ground spikes prove inadequate in a gust.

Box arrived with three holes through which most of the nuts and bolts escaped, and no instructions for assembly, so. Update: amazon sent a replacement asap that arrived intact, and which was easy to assemble. I’m a bit worried about it being rather thin. I’ve had this style before and the other one was much thicker and sturdier, and even that one sort of warped outward at stress points due to the weight of material. The access doors are what sets this style above others.

This is a great compost bin. First time composting, didn’t want to invest in a tumbler composter so this fit the bill. Put it in the back corner of my fenced yard so don’t have a problem with wind blowing it over. Put a brick on top of the lid and so far no critters digging under or knocking the lid off. One warning if you’re a klutz like me. I frequently cut my finger on the plastic edge at the top when i stir up the composting material. After cutting my left index finger probably about a half dozen times, i think i’ve learned my lesson and will start wearing gardening gloves when i turn over the material.

The lid isn’t perfect, a raccoon could easily get in. But we don’t have raccoons in the hawaii so it’s all good 😉 the build is a bit thinner than others i have, however there is more hardware holding this together to make it strong and the plastic is more impact resistant so as a whole this is a better package i feel :).

This composter is designed to go on the ground and he ground becomes the bottom. The problem is as it arrives the tiny tabs will not hold it securely. Any animal, or even a breeze will knock it over. I bolted about 6 inches of wood to the tabs all the way round and then buried them. I also added a couple of shock cords at the top to make sure the lid stays on. It is now very secure and works well.

I was looking for a composter that i could put table waste in so our dogs and cats couldn’t get to it. This one seems a little flimsy. In fact, one of the points for sticking it in the ground was broken off in the box. Be careful when putting it together as the bolts are plastic and it takes very little to strip them. It was cheap enough but after seeing it, i think you get what you pay for.

Went together well, bolts didn’t seem to tighten and holes seemed too big, but it works. Make sure you level out the ground so the lid stays on properly.

Oggi 7289.0 Deluxe Stainless Steel Countertop Compost Pail with EZ-Open Lid and Charcoal Filter : my review of this product vanished so I’m trying again

I choose the oggi 7289 because it has a narrow profile but large volume. It fits at the back of the sink or under the sink for easy access.

I love most everything about this product- the fact that it. I love most everything about this product- the fact that it can sit on my counter with all my other stainless appliances; the shape; the size; however, oggi’s engineering department needs to fix the opening and closing red clasp. It was not even working when we took it out of the box. Rather than send it back, it was easier to build up the lip with some gorilla tape so that it would stay closed.Otherwise i would give it 5 stars.

This little compost pail delivers – compact size with a well sealing, easy open lid. The stainless steel is much nicer than plastic when i need to leave it out on the counter.

Perfect size for counter top.

  • This is a great looking compost pail and the perfect size for anyone
  • I love most everything about this product- the fact that it
  • Convenient and looks nice on the counter

Oggi 7289.0 Deluxe Stainless Steel Countertop Compost Pail with EZ-Open Lid and Charcoal Filter

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  • Oggi Corporation 7289.0 Stainless Steel Deluxe Countertop Compost Pail
  • For countertop use
  • EZ open lid
  • Stores vegetable peelings, egg shells, coffee grinds and more until ready for outdoor composter
  • The product is from China

Convenient and looks nice on the counter. Convenient and looks nice on the counter. The inside plastic compartment is removable for easy cleaning, but the notches for that part’s handle aren’t well design. We got so tired of the handle coming off when we were pulling that part out that we finally tossed the handle in the trash. We’re much happier with it that way.

I hate running scraps down to the trash after dinner, but i know by next morning it will smell. Thus, the counter-friendly oggi solution. It’s sleek, compact, and i can’t believe how well the filter works.I implemented it about 3 weeks ago, and for a household of two still have not filled it to capacity, but the filter is doing such a great job there is no smell, and it’s right there in my kitchen workspacenothing but raves.

This is for the oggi deluxe ss countertop composter. I’ve owned it for about 2 months, during hot summer, and love it. For me it’s just the right size for my counter-top, fitting open under my cabinets. I use associated composting bags and empty into a garage-based larger budget every 2-3 days.

We quite like it and wish this part of the design worked. The handle design does not work. It pops out of the holes as soon as you put any pressure or weight into the bucket. We have to pull the bucket out with our fingernails/ fingertips. My father is arthritic and this is very difficult for him, as i bought him one as well. Otherwise, we quite like it and wish this part of the design worked.

I love most everything about this product- the fact that it. I love most everything about this product- the fact that it can sit on my counter with all my other stainless appliances; the shape; the size; however, oggi’s engineering department needs to fix the opening and closing red clasp. It was not even working when we took it out of the box. Rather than send it back, it was easier to build up the lip with some gorilla tape so that it would stay closed.Otherwise i would give it 5 stars.

Excellent product and it doesn’t emit any odors. We’ve been using it near our coffee pot for quite awhile and we dump our coffee grinds into it for use in our garden as compost.

Clasp for lid barely latches, but otherwise am enjoying this item.

I love, love, love this compost bucket. Odor free–check, check, check. .I’ve been using a series of “air-tight” plastic cannisters sitting in my sink for compost collectors for years. They worked until they cracked or the lids died. Plus, i’d have to modify them for the job of composting, and they were transparent, so they had to hide in the sink. Nobody relishes the job of toting the compost out to the bin (c’mon–who doesn’t like stirring up worms?) so stuff hangs around in the collector long enough to get nice and–well–composted. We upgraded our kitchen to georgeous new countertops and gleaming stainless steel appliances.

We really like our counter top composter. It’s small enough that it doesn’t get in the way and easy to use for disposal.

My review of this product vanished so i’m trying again. I purchased this compost pail after returning another one, the cute ceramic white one with blue flowers and the horrible fitting lid that let fruit flies out. I had high hopes that this one would have a better seal on it but i have been mistaken. It looks good and the ez open lid all work fine. The filter stays where it should. Unfortunately, the lid doesn’t sit well enough and i still get fruit flies even though i empty and wash the unit several times a week. It’s september and warm and good time for these but they shouldn’t be getting out on their own, only if i open the lid. I will probably just find myself a nice tight sealing food storage jar and use that.

Looks good on the counter, does what it should.

Small enough to be unobtrusive on my countertop. The decom bags it came with are good quality too.

We quite like it and wish this part of the design worked. The handle design does not work. It pops out of the holes as soon as you put any pressure or weight into the bucket. We have to pull the bucket out with our fingernails/ fingertips. My father is arthritic and this is very difficult for him, as i bought him one as well. Otherwise, we quite like it and wish this part of the design worked.

We quite like it and wish this part of the design worked. The handle design does not work. It pops out of the holes as soon as you put any pressure or weight into the bucket. We have to pull the bucket out with our fingernails/ fingertips. My father is arthritic and this is very difficult for him, as i bought him one as well. Otherwise, we quite like it and wish this part of the design worked.

This is the second unit i’ve owned, the improvements are excellent.

This is going to work great on our countertop in the kitchen. So handy and soooo much better than the plastic box we were using.

This is for the oggi deluxe ss countertop composter. I’ve owned it for about 2 months, during hot summer, and love it. For me it’s just the right size for my counter-top, fitting open under my cabinets. I use associated composting bags and empty into a garage-based larger budget every 2-3 days.

We quite like it and wish this part of the design worked. The handle design does not work. It pops out of the holes as soon as you put any pressure or weight into the bucket. We have to pull the bucket out with our fingernails/ fingertips. My father is arthritic and this is very difficult for him, as i bought him one as well. Otherwise, we quite like it and wish this part of the design worked.

RSVP PAIL-SM Steel Compost Pail – Get this, I love mine.

Attractive counter top compost pail. Nicely made, decorative way to control wet garbage in the kitchen. We use with a small plastic bag now that we’ve moved into the city and can no longer compost, and empty it each night to control kitchen pests. Washes easily in the dishwasher.

No issues with fruit flies or unpleasant odors. Dishwasher safe and everything. You just have to be careful washing the lid so you don’t soak the filters inside.

I have been using this for a while now. I wish it were a bit bigger as when i am in the cooking mode i have to empty it more often, but when i am not cooking much, and the contents sit for a while, there is no smell, no fruit flies, unlike other things i have used. And, i can’t break it, and it washes and cleans up nicely.

  • Excellent countertop compost pail
  • Just the right size for the average kitchen
  • A NICE-SIZED PAIL TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN WASTE

Although i love the pail itself, the handle came apart almost immediately when the giant screw fell and rolled god knows where??.

We had another brand of compost pail which rusted, leaving a lovely rust stain on our kitchen counter. We’ve had this one – and used it – for just as long as the first with no rust. The filters work great – no smell – and it’s just the right size for our empty nest.

Features of RSVP PAIL-SM Steel Compost Pail, 1/2-Gallon

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  • Compost kitchen scraps
  • Convenient and sturdy handles
  • Odor blocking charcoal filter in lid (Replaceable)
  • Stylish Stainless Steel construction

I was amazed as to how well this pail works. It is sitting on my kitchen counter. I couldn’t smell a thing but, when i opened it lol needless to say i could smell the strawberries/tomatoes/strips of cucumber and etc. There are no little flies buzzing around it; so you wouldn’t even know i had stuff in it. I have had to make several trips to my compost pile cause i have been filling it up a lot faster since i have been doing the raw food lifestyle. But, no problem it is good exercise and i get to see and hear all the wildlife in my backyard that i would other wise miss. This little pail is so very easy to clean, just a little soap and hot water and looks great on my counter top taking up very little space. I would recommend it very highly to anyone wanting to compost.

This is a petite can (about 6 x 9), but the perfect size for my counter space. It seems to be a quality stainless steel can with a double charcoal filter in the lid.

Why didnt i get one of these 10 years ago?. Looks nice on the counter, no bugs, no smell. Everytime i start something that is going to generate compost waste in the kitchen, i grab my bucket and everything goes straight into this. So much nicer and neater than a bowl of stuff sitting on the counter waiting for my next trip to the compost bin. No more fighting gnats or fruit flies. It even looks decorative on my countertop.

Nice, clean,fuctional and well built. My little composter bin is the perfect size to leave under my sink, and is super easy to clean out. Big enough to put scraps for about 4 days worth of waste from two people before it needs to be taken to the composter pile. Purchased on amazon cause i found it’s the cheapest price i could find on the internet, and amazon sent it out super fast with free shipping.

Looks great and has a filter. I have been trying to compost for years and i usually just put the kitchen scraps in a bowl on the counter. The bowl sits for a while or i forget to bring it out quickly enough and my wife just dumps it in the trash. So, she bought this and it looks very nice sitting on the counter, which is a plus. It also has holes in the top and a filter underneath it, so it wont smell up the kitchen if i leave it too long.

I love my little compost pail. It’s ideal for my one-person household. It’s attractive enough that i keep it on the counter where it’s reachable from the sink, and it’s small enough to make me empty it more often than a larger pail, which in turn keeps the odor and any fruit flies at a minimum. I’ve had it a little while and there’s absolutely no sign of rust or corrosion of any kind. Since i do use bags and empty it fairly often, it’s easy to keep clean and dry.

I was amazed as to how well this pail works. It is sitting on my kitchen counter. I couldn’t smell a thing but, when i opened it lol needless to say i could smell the strawberries/tomatoes/strips of cucumber and etc. There are no little flies buzzing around it; so you wouldn’t even know i had stuff in it. I have had to make several trips to my compost pile cause i have been filling it up a lot faster since i have been doing the raw food lifestyle. But, no problem it is good exercise and i get to see and hear all the wildlife in my backyard that i would other wise miss. This little pail is so very easy to clean, just a little soap and hot water and looks great on my counter top taking up very little space. I would recommend it very highly to anyone wanting to compost.

Although i love the pail itself, the handle came apart almost immediately when the giant screw fell and rolled god knows where??.

A nice-sized pail to keep your kitchen waste. We found this pail to be ideal for the amount of kitchen waste our family generates. It has a bail on it which makes it convenient to carry to our large composter. The filter in the lid is effective at trapping odors within the pail. The stainless steel of which the pail is made presents a very good appearance and cleans quite easily. I think this 1/2 gallon pail would likely fit into any kitchen décor.

Good looking, but not odorless. I really like the way this looks on my counter top. And it’s exactly the right size. The charcoal filters do help to contain the garbage odors. But if you are cooking for one or two, and do not need to empty daily, you will smell the odor of food waste as it decomposes after a few days. That is unless you close the inner bag (i use the plastic veg bags from the grocer as liners) and then put the lid on. In my kitchen, this stainless container replaced a clear plastic container about the same size that had a lid that was airtight, so those odors did not happen, and less oxygen was getting inside, thus less decomp. But it does speed up the compost process, so well worth taking the time to make it work in your situation.

The mini compost pail was exactly as i had expected. I have a small kitchen so space is at a premium. Amazingly enough, it holds much more than i expected. It is attractive and compact. I had put garlic peels, onion peels, etc. In it and no odor was emitted. My only frustration is that it requires two filters. . One square and the other round. They are washable so i suspect they will last quite awhile.

Nice, clean,fuctional and well built. My little composter bin is the perfect size to leave under my sink, and is super easy to clean out. Big enough to put scraps for about 4 days worth of waste from two people before it needs to be taken to the composter pile. Purchased on amazon cause i found it’s the cheapest price i could find on the internet, and amazon sent it out super fast with free shipping.

I love this little silver bucket. It looks good on my counter next to the sink. It’s easy to clean and with just a paper towel i can make it shine. I would say that if you do a lot of cooking it could be on the small side for you. We need to dump it every other day, not the week that it claims. We live in the frozen north so i compost in just the summer and fall when all the fresh stuff is out. I do love it and many of my friends have seen it and ordered one too.

Icing on the decomposition cake. This little gem is perfecto. Who would expect to adore a compost pail so much?. It’s pretty small (as described), which i like. And it looks great (just like the pic). I haven’t gotten to put it to the sniff test yet, but the filter is much larger than the cermanic pail i used before (which was effective), so i trust it will be great. And i think it will last longer. I like that this is steel as well. I had a very similiar ceramic one, which was likewise nice looking. But i like this better for two reasons.

Perfect size for kitchen counter. I bought the pail mainly to avoid having to get out to my compost bin often in winter when it is severely cold and snowy in wisconsin, but it is very helpful and handy even in summer. I happened to have some biodegradable big-dog poop bags, with which i decided to line the pail so i won’t have to wash it too often. The pail is pretty, the filter keeps the odor in even when it is fairly warm in the house, and i only take the content out to the bin when the bag is full, which is every five days or so. I just hope that i will be able to find a replacement filter of the right size when i need one. It would be even better if the filter were washable and reusable.

Why didnt i get one of these 10 years ago?. Looks nice on the counter, no bugs, no smell. Everytime i start something that is going to generate compost waste in the kitchen, i grab my bucket and everything goes straight into this. So much nicer and neater than a bowl of stuff sitting on the counter waiting for my next trip to the compost bin. No more fighting gnats or fruit flies. It even looks decorative on my countertop.

This compost pail looks much better on my counter than the old ice cream bucket i used to use. The mini pail is the size of a large coffee can. It holds about a day’s worth of scraps. The filter does an excellent job of keeping odors away. I wish it were a big larger — i got the smaller size because i worried the big one would overwhelm my limited kitchen ‘real estate. ‘ i have become much better at saving my compost material because this little pail is so easy to use.

This compost pail looks much better on my counter than the old ice cream bucket i used to use. The mini pail is the size of a large coffee can. It holds about a day’s worth of scraps. The filter does an excellent job of keeping odors away. I wish it were a big larger — i got the smaller size because i worried the big one would overwhelm my limited kitchen ‘real estate. ‘ i have become much better at saving my compost material because this little pail is so easy to use.

Tierra Garden GP98 Odor Free Compost Caddy, This really is odor-free!

Surprisingly good at containing smell & fruit flies. I like this better than i expected to. The one i ordered from amazon didn’t ship with a lid. When i contacted them about it, they were (as usual) quick to respond and make it right. I also found a mini size locally and purchased that. The same lid works for the mini and midi size. The lid does not fit snugly and that concerned me. However, i’ve had it full on the counter or under the sink with no smell for up to a week. The fruit flies will proliferate inside if you leave it full – they hitched a ride on the fruit/vegetables, but i haven’t noticed an increase in the annoying bugs in my house. When i emptied it, i did have to scrub the inside of the container to get rid of all the eggs they laid, but i was going to do that anyway.

This compost caddy gets rave reviews from me. I’ve had it for a month now, and it does exactly what it says — it stores produce odor free until i’m ready to take it out to the compost pile. I leave it on my kitchen counter — there’s no smell, the filter really works, and we’ve had no problem with fruit flies. I try to empty it every week, but i’ve gone two weeks without a problem. Very pleased with this product.

Aesthetics is the only thing keeping this from 5 stars. . I bought this a year and a half ago and it works just great. Looks a little clunky in the corner next to the trash can, but a small price to pay for being green. The lid keeps odors in extremely well. Even after letting it fill up for 2 and a half weeks, there was no odor in my house from it, though i nearly choked when i emptied it out. Definitely worth the money and when it breaks, i’ll buy another just like it.

Key specs for Tierra Garden GP98 Odor Free Compost Caddy:

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  • Filter in lid helps neutralize odors
  • Tight fitting lid
  • Made in England
  • Filters last up to 4 months
  • Study, yet lightweight

Comments from buyers

“Nice, basic compost transport, Hardworking Compost Caddy, Good little compost bucket”

This product is not as cute as many other indoor compost holders; however, it is affordable and it works. It keeps the smell inside and keeps bugs and other stuff out. It is large enough to hold a lot of scraps so that you don’t have to go to your compost bin every day. Great for hiding under the sink.

If you compost a lot then this is for you. Love the large/ tall size as it holds a lot (we eat a lot of fruit and vegetables). It’s easy to clean (in between trips to the compost pit) and does the job for us. The food flies are inevitable, and as long as you empty it often, it’s not a mess. The fact that it’s not porcelain (it’s plastic, but not cheap or flimsy), it doesn’t get heavy when we have to empty it. It has a simple, clean design so looks pretty nice on the counter top.

We’ve tried lots of ways to deal with getting compost from the kitchen, to our compost hole about 20 yards from the house, among the trees. (i had an expensive rotating kind of set-up for a time, but have found over a couple of years that a simple hole in the ground, covered over with dirt when it gets full, yields excellent soil in just a few months). But there’s still the problem: how do you save up the organic kitchen waste, until there’s enough to make the trek to the compost pile?.We’ve had a small step-on-to-open-lid metal canister that matched our larger kitchen can. However, to be frank, that smelled bad and grew fruit flies (and maggots). In addition, the inner plastic bucket gets gunked up. Let’s face it, ‘making’ soil can be a messy business.But we have an entire organic veggie garden and orchard.

Nice, basic compost transport. I have had one of these for over two years, and i find it to be an excellent, basic device for collecting scraps before taking them to my composter, which is many yards away in my back yard. It holds a lot in case the weather is inclement or if the composter is under a few feet of snow and i have to wait. The drawback is, of course, the obvious: there’s a smell, but only for the few moments it’s open. It contains said odor very well though it lacks the fancy carbon filter and liner of the many, more expensive and heavier devices. I recommend it highly because it does keep odor inside, it was inexpensive to buy, and it’s tough. The handle and lid are lasting well, with no cracking or leaks. If you have a boatload of cash to spend on a scrap container that will look pretty on your counter, this is probably not what you’re looking for. But i’m really glad to have it. It’s a valuable under the sink device.

This is a great light-weight caddy for those kitchen scraps that are intended for the mulch bin. The filter keeps the unpleasant odor inside the caddy. The caddy can hold several days’ worth of scraps, depending on the size of your family and how many fruits and veggies you are eating.I like to rinse it out after emptying it and then pouring the ‘mulch juice’ on my plants.

This is the third time i have purchased this bucket. The size is perfect for me, i do not like having to dump every other day. I don’t need a filter, i feel like that is a rip-off – keep the lid on. My only complaint is that each one last about 2 years and then it will crack, but i’ve searched and searched for other products and always come back to this one. For the price and the size, nothing compares.

Great for weekly composting needs. I just jumped on the organic bandwagon, and decided to start my own compost this small compost helps with my family’s weekly composting needs. We use it almost daily, and then dump it outside weekly into our larger compost. I was worried about having an odor in the house, but the filter (which is provided) holds the odor inside of the caddy. It’s size is great for storing under your sink. I have not had any problems with insects. I also think that it is fairly priced.

Compost bin is exactly as advertised. I’ve had kitchen scraps in it for over two weeks without an odor. My only suggestion would be a hinged lid. But then it would probably sell for a higher price. All in all i am extremely satisfied with this product.

Great solution for the money. This is perfect for keeping kitchen scraps for compost when the bucket would have to be emptied daily (as with a large family). Keeps away flies and smell, but not good for long term (3 or more days) storage of scraps. Perfect tool for the money paid.

Big, nonstick, light-weight and sturdy. . This is the best compost bucketpros:1) at 2. 4 gallons, it holds all our compostables for a whole day or even more. We have a big year-round garden, so that’s a *lot*. When we’re processing tomatoes or whatever, we use a five-gallon bucket and fill it up, but on a day-to-day basis this is more than adequate. 2) the inside surface feels slick to the touch, and so far (roughly a month) the compost actually slides right out. Much better than ice cream buckets (or nail buckets). Plus, the conic-section shape of the sides makes emptying very easy – gravity helps. And, of course, because the bucket itself is so light, it’s easy to swing up to tip the compost out. 3) the bail handle swings freely and is securely attached.

I was looking for a compost bin that was larger than the one i had which was the traditional round stainless steel bin. We had to empty that bin every other day. This caddy is larger and we empty it about every 3-4 days. The reviews i read before purchasing this seemed to have complaints about the odor. I have a very sensitive nose and can smell things before anyone else and i haven’t noticed any odor when the lid is on properly. If you leave the lid askew, then yes there will be odors. The lid is very easy to lift off and put back on. If they made this bigger, i would purchase it. The only reason i didn’t give it 5 stars is because it is plastic.

Was surprised to receive so quick and it was larger than expected. Even better with a house of 6 and lots of veggies we are very pleased.

This kitchen compost caddy is a great purchase. It is big enough (bigger then many of the other compost caddies available) to hold a weeks worth of scraps and odours do not escape at all. The carbon filters work well, and are easy to replace. Each filter should last a couple of months and are easily washed if anything gets onto them. This compost caddy is easily washed after emptying.

This is a very nice compost caddy. It holds lots of kitchen scraps, and is easy to transport to the compost bin. If i could improve it at all, it would be to add a sturdier handle. It’s handle seems a little flimsy, but with careful handling, i think it will last for quite some time. I like the odor-control filters, as well. I’m finding that as long as the lid is on securely, there’s no smell.

Would love to give this 5 stars. Received it in december and absolutely fell in love with it. My husband took it this morning to the outside compost to empty it. Tapped it on the bottom to empty it and the side cracked. . Came right from a warm kitchen to the pile. I won’t be reordering this one.

This a good basic bucket for under your sink. Sturdy plastic with good handle. I bought this bucket 4 years ago and it held up well until being dropped on concrete driveway. I am replacing it with the same exact pail.

Would love to give this 5 stars. Received it in december and absolutely fell in love with it. My husband took it this morning to the outside compost to empty it. Tapped it on the bottom to empty it and the side cracked. . Came right from a warm kitchen to the pile. I won’t be reordering this one.

Received this a few days ago. Nice, large size to fit a lot of scraps. Only slight disappointment is the lid – it screws on and off slightly which is a bit of a pain when i have a handful of materials in one hand and have to awkwardly screw off lid with other – would prefer more of a snap on or heavier lid that sits on top to still keep out odors. Great size and seems sturdy enough to carry out to backyard compost bin.

This kitchen compost caddy is a great purchase. It is big enough (bigger then many of the other compost caddies available) to hold a weeks worth of scraps and odours do not escape at all. The carbon filters work well, and are easy to replace. Each filter should last a couple of months and are easily washed if anything gets onto them. This compost caddy is easily washed after emptying.

This compost caddy gets rave reviews from me. I’ve had it for a month now, and it does exactly what it says — it stores produce odor free until i’m ready to take it out to the compost pile. I leave it on my kitchen counter — there’s no smell, the filter really works, and we’ve had no problem with fruit flies. I try to empty it every week, but i’ve gone two weeks without a problem. Very pleased with this product.

Surprisingly good at containing smell & fruit flies. I like this better than i expected to. The one i ordered from amazon didn’t ship with a lid. When i contacted them about it, they were (as usual) quick to respond and make it right. I also found a mini size locally and purchased that. The same lid works for the mini and midi size. The lid does not fit snugly and that concerned me. However, i’ve had it full on the counter or under the sink with no smell for up to a week. The fruit flies will proliferate inside if you leave it full – they hitched a ride on the fruit/vegetables, but i haven’t noticed an increase in the annoying bugs in my house. When i emptied it, i did have to scrub the inside of the container to get rid of all the eggs they laid, but i was going to do that anyway.

Worm Factory DS5BT 5-Tray Worm Composter, I am in love with my worms!

Just buy it, well worth the money. I tried to ‘pinterest’ a cheaper worm factory and it is nothing compared to this one. While they are expensive, at least for my budget it was well worth the price. Very sturdy construction, it came on time, and while i don not think it will ever need to replace it, because it is so well built, i would buy again in a heartbeat, i will be buying more shelves for this factory as my worms begin to make more soil for my plants. Very happy with this purchase.

This is my first time with a vermicomposter. I got it started around thanksgiving and it’s now around new year’s. I am now working on my second tray. I was very pleased that there is no noticeable odor when the lid is on. I have a very sensitive nose, and have no problem keeping my worms in the kitchen. (fair warning, though – when you open the bottom collection tray, the liquid and castings will smell pretty gross, but the odor doesn’t linger once you close it again. )i found this system very easy to set up. The instructions with the kit were clear, though i also bought a book for more information. The trays are a good size, so they hold a lot but are still easy to handle when full.

This compost bin is great for starters but the bin has its flaws. This compost bin is great for starters but the bin has its flaws. I love the clear instructions and starter kit. The instructions guide covers so much details, even on making a heater for the worms and good and bad insects in the compost bin. The feet of composter look filmsy especially if all five trays are full. And there isn’t a screen above the leachate collection tray, so worms and compost particles can fall in regularly to clot the leachate spigot.

Key specs for Worm Factory DS5BT 5-Tray Worm Composter, Black:

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  • Made with post-consumer recycled plastic, Dimensions 16-inch x 16-inch x 16-inch
  • Built in “worm tea” collector tray and spigot for easy draining.
  • Year Round Production
  • Odor Free Operation
  • Expandable up to 7 trays

Comments from buyers

“composting fool super happy with my worms, I am in love with my worms!, this might not be the best product. I have done worm composting in the “

Do not purchase this if you live in az and plan to leave in the garage. . I would not recommend this product for inexperienced worm farmers, like me, particularly living in southern arizona. My rating is a one star, but place a 3 because it probably will work in other states. What i learned:the worms like to go down when they are distressed and come up when they need food. Going down is ok, if they could go back up. This model doesn’t have any mechanism for them to do so from the very bottom (the tray that has the spigot). The lid and trays do not sit snugly on the edges. Additionally, if you leave the spigot open like you are supposed to, they can crawl through it as well. This information was not listed anywhere i researched.

I have it in the corner of my kitchen, & i don’t think it is unclean in any way. In the past, i tried to raise worms in a plastic bin, & in a plastic ‘chest of drawers’ but neither was without problems. They either lacked air circulation or dried out too much, & i had very few worms. The worm factory eliminates these issues. It stays moist, & i have many more worms than before. It is easy to lift the lid & throw in a hand-full of fruit & vege. The only negative is that the spout on the bottom does not work.

I have been using this since summer of 2015. I also bought a tumbling compost bin from home depot at the same time, and the worm factory does a much better job of making compost. . The stuff i put in the tumbling composter still hasn’t broken down six months later.I have 5 fruit trees in my garden, three that were planted a few years ago and haven’t born any fruit. I put a bunch of my vermicompost on a new tangerine tree that i planted. And even though its barely up to my knee, it has 15 fruits on it. I’m totally convinced that it has to do with the worm factory compost. I’m buying a second one to keep up with my kitchen scraps ; ).

And i do not closely follow them, and the worms are still alive and doing what they are supposed to do.

Just buy it, well worth the money. I tried to ‘pinterest’ a cheaper worm factory and it is nothing compared to this one. While they are expensive, at least for my budget it was well worth the price. Very sturdy construction, it came on time, and while i don not think it will ever need to replace it, because it is so well built, i would buy again in a heartbeat, i will be buying more shelves for this factory as my worms begin to make more soil for my plants. Very happy with this purchase.

Do not purchase this if you live in az and plan to leave in the garage. . I would not recommend this product for inexperienced worm farmers, like me, particularly living in southern arizona. My rating is a one star, but place a 3 because it probably will work in other states. What i learned:the worms like to go down when they are distressed and come up when they need food. Going down is ok, if they could go back up. This model doesn’t have any mechanism for them to do so from the very bottom (the tray that has the spigot). The lid and trays do not sit snugly on the edges. Additionally, if you leave the spigot open like you are supposed to, they can crawl through it as well. This information was not listed anywhere i researched.

I received the worm factory in the mail and could not wait to put it together. The instructions were very helpful and simple. I think it took me about 30 minutes total to read the materials, assemble the factory, and create the bedding. One thing they do not tell you when creating the bedding is to make sure you rehydrate the coir in a large container because you will be adding soil and the bedding mixture to it. And you want enough space to mix it properly. Unfortunately, i bought some worms from a local farm and was not happy. I paid more than i should have for 200 worms to start because i thought supporting a local nursery was worth the extra cost. After further research, i realized that i did not get the right type of worms, and certainly did not get 200. I recently bought more worms through a different website, and i am waiting for them to arrive in the mail.

This is my first experience with worm farming. I have had it approximately 6 months and already have emptied one tray of dirt. These little guys really are ferocious eaters.This stackable unit is easy to put together, and easy to use, i dump scraps in each day, when one tray gets full, you stack on another one. And the worms move up and down between trays as they want, i check the bottom tray every couple of weeks and when it is dirt, i put it in my vegitable garden and set the tray aside to use on top again when needed. At first everything went smoothly, but then i noticed some knats are around the top. I think it is me though, the directions say to add approx. 1/2 cup of scraps per day, and i know i am adding much more than that now that i am juicing every day. So i think i am overfeeding the little guys.

I have been composting with red wiggler worms for over 10 years. I previously used a system of rubbermaid bins with drainage holes drilled in the bottom, perched on top of dish pans to house my worms and compost. Separating the usable compost form worms and unprocessed materials has always been a daunting task. I recently purchased a worm factory ds5tt 5-tray worm composter and was amazed at how easy it was to assemble and begin using. I have already added trays to the initial layer and my wigglers are migrating up to the new level. The instruction bokklet is full of composting information and ideas-very useful, even to a seasoned composter like me. The composter arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It took only moments to set it up and move my worms into their new home. The composter is well contained and the area around it, in my garage, is clean and neat.

Great idea to start composting. So i bought this cause i have a big tote that i was using and it was taking a long time for the worms to break everything down. I start a year ago with 200 worms and now have about 800 t maybe 1000. So going to use this kit to help speed things up and then when i have for sure 2k worms then go back to the huge heavy tote. Anyone who is starting a worm farm just buy this or something like it. They say you need 1k worms to start with but you dont. . These things have babies every 2 weeks. If you buy alot the faster they eat and sooner you may have to expand. The key really is to blend the food before puting in the composter the worms eat much faster. (we eat alot of fruit and vegetables ).

Great idea to start composting. So i bought this cause i have a big tote that i was using and it was taking a long time for the worms to break everything down. I start a year ago with 200 worms and now have about 800 t maybe 1000. So going to use this kit to help speed things up and then when i have for sure 2k worms then go back to the huge heavy tote. Anyone who is starting a worm farm just buy this or something like it. They say you need 1k worms to start with but you dont. . These things have babies every 2 weeks. If you buy alot the faster they eat and sooner you may have to expand. The key really is to blend the food before puting in the composter the worms eat much faster. (we eat alot of fruit and vegetables ).

3 star product w/5 star benefits. . I was sold on the idea of worms helping me compost. My compost pile gets larger and larger each season and i was hoping to find a way to significantly start moving the pile back to the garden. I believed the worms would take care of some of the kitchen & garden scraps. What i was unaware of until months after purchasing my bins is that two pots of recycled coffee grounds, two dozen egg shells, and the potato skins from one week (two meals, feeding three) ground up and kept in a worm feeding (coffee) can was enough to feed my 2lbs (five bins) of worms for 4 months. The good:worms seem to thrive in the bins, unless you let them get too hot or overfeed them. Bottom bin of worm casting is great fertilizer mixing for gardening soil. Worm tea is an excellent garden feeder. It’s good home for shredded junk mail (worms chow harder on it than the compost). Lots of baby worms, so there is no need to buy new worms and really nothing else needed to be purchased after bins.

Good idea but beware of flies. . I’ve used my work factory for about a month now and my worms are happy but i seem to be making food waste faster than they can break it down. I’ve started freezing the food to compost until i can add a new tray. I hope in the next few months the worms will grow and multiply so i dont end up with more frozen food that i cant eat. Oh and the way i was able to get rid of the flies was to use all of the trays even though they were empty. I put paper on the bottoms of each and stacked them up so the fruit flies had a hard time to find the rotting foods. No more flies, even in the heat.

When the box first arrived in february i was both excited and nervous. I was finally becoming a composter. Beginning with one tray, i was able to use the coir and shredded newspaper i received. The coir looks really damn cool, watch it come alive as it takes on water. It looks like dirt, but it’s all coconut. Several people wrote about a smell. I have not experienced foul smells nor fruit flies. (just keep the layers damp, not soaking wet and check the trays about once a week) the worms are eating away at the fruit and veggie scraps i have. I keep adding to a plastic box in my fridge as i cut, peel and amd ready to discard. I can’t wait to add another tray this week.

Good idea but beware of flies. . I’ve used my work factory for about a month now and my worms are happy but i seem to be making food waste faster than they can break it down. I’ve started freezing the food to compost until i can add a new tray. I hope in the next few months the worms will grow and multiply so i dont end up with more frozen food that i cant eat. Oh and the way i was able to get rid of the flies was to use all of the trays even though they were empty. I put paper on the bottoms of each and stacked them up so the fruit flies had a hard time to find the rotting foods. No more flies, even in the heat.

I have been using this since summer of 2015. I also bought a tumbling compost bin from home depot at the same time, and the worm factory does a much better job of making compost. . The stuff i put in the tumbling composter still hasn’t broken down six months later.I have 5 fruit trees in my garden, three that were planted a few years ago and haven’t born any fruit. I put a bunch of my vermicompost on a new tangerine tree that i planted. And even though its barely up to my knee, it has 15 fruits on it. I’m totally convinced that it has to do with the worm factory compost. I’m buying a second one to keep up with my kitchen scraps ; ).

I was originally using a plastic bin with drain holes to house my worms. The bi-annual sortings were a horror. Sifting through a gloopy mess of worms, compost, and undigested food, all of which reeked, was making me reconsider the whole worm thing. This tray composter solved all of that. No sorting, instant access to the ‘worm tea,’ and easy-to-remove trays have made keeping worms super simple. My recommendation is to keep the spigot valve always in the open position and put a catch contain below it. Maybe i just have juicy worms, but the first few times i opened it up, it gushed out and i worried about flooding the lower level.

I have it in the corner of my kitchen, & i don’t think it is unclean in any way. In the past, i tried to raise worms in a plastic bin, & in a plastic ‘chest of drawers’ but neither was without problems. They either lacked air circulation or dried out too much, & i had very few worms. The worm factory eliminates these issues. It stays moist, & i have many more worms than before. It is easy to lift the lid & throw in a hand-full of fruit & vege. The only negative is that the spout on the bottom does not work.

Great idea to start composting. So i bought this cause i have a big tote that i was using and it was taking a long time for the worms to break everything down. I start a year ago with 200 worms and now have about 800 t maybe 1000. So going to use this kit to help speed things up and then when i have for sure 2k worms then go back to the huge heavy tote. Anyone who is starting a worm farm just buy this or something like it. They say you need 1k worms to start with but you dont. . These things have babies every 2 weeks. If you buy alot the faster they eat and sooner you may have to expand. The key really is to blend the food before puting in the composter the worms eat much faster. (we eat alot of fruit and vegetables ).

I have been worm composting for years and bought this item when my old composter broke. In general it is a good system, with excellent introductory materials included. The booklet especially gives information about worm life cycles and appropriate nutrition. Four stars for the lid, which is simply a square of plastic with a knob on the top. It does not fit snugly and will allow both flies and rain to get into the composter unless modified. Also ordered the green one and received the terra cotta, although color is not important to me.

This compost bin is great for starters but the bin has its flaws. This compost bin is great for starters but the bin has its flaws. I love the clear instructions and starter kit. The instructions guide covers so much details, even on making a heater for the worms and good and bad insects in the compost bin. The feet of composter look filmsy especially if all five trays are full. And there isn’t a screen above the leachate collection tray, so worms and compost particles can fall in regularly to clot the leachate spigot.

Lifetime 60076 50 Gallon Compost Tumbler – Great device, a bit of a challenge to assemble

It looked like it was dropped out of a plane from 5000. The packaging was mangled, it looked like it was dropped out of a plane from 5000 feet but everything was there and in new shape. I assembled the composter in four hours and twenty minutes alone and taking my time. I did watch part of a u tube video but all he was doing was following the directions and assembling it in a normal way. One thing that i did was to take dish washing liquid and a small foam paintbrush and brushed a little on the panel tracks where the connectors slid on and they went on easily. Before i started filling the composter i cut a piece of heavy duty plastic bag and taped it over the locking mechanism to help to keep it from rusting and keep dirt out of the moving parts and so far it seems to be working. You just need a few basic tools and a drill with a philips head screwdriver attachment to drive in the four self taping screws that hold the legs on. Overall i would say this composter is a good product and a good investment for your garden.

Good product – assembly hints below. After reading some of the reviews i thought this would be a good product. I have just finished assembling it want to let others know what i thought. Most of the previous previews were true to my experience. The product is well designed and the bin should last a long time, but as others have mentioned i think some of the part are going to be prone to rusting. I live in a coastal climate so rust is a given, i am going to coat the legs with rustolium and spray on rubber. During the assembly i found the instructions to right on the money. However the instructions we lacking more detailed information. If you are not a diy’r – not handy with tools then i think you might have some problems. Although the instruction were correct, they seemed like they were written for people who could figure it out on their own.

Interesting concept but ground models work better. Definitely needed help assembling this. Holes drilled in center crossbar are in the wrong place, so it doesn’t fit the brake mechanism to lock from rotating. That’s not a big problem, but a strange manufacturer goof. After a few months, maintaining a 2/3 full load, some of the panel seams are stretching and gaps are opening. It also has to be in direct sun all the time to stay warm enough to cook inside. Ground level models are better at retaining heat. I won’t buy this style again. The tumble action comes at the price of slower decomposition. Here are the specifications for the Lifetime 60076 50 Gallon Compost Tumbler:

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  • Load with Lawn and Garden Trimmings and Organic Waste
  • Rotates Easily, Saving the Time and Effort of Turning a Compost Heap
  • Microorganisms Break Down Moist, Well-Aerated Organic Materials
  • End Result is a Useful and Inexpensive Organic Soil Conditioner and Fertilizer
  • Extra large removable lid; makes it easy to load lawn and garden trimmings
  • Constructed of UV-Protected High Density Polyethylene for superior strength and durability; Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • Extra large removable lid allows for easy loading and latches shut to keep rodents out and compost in
  • Internal aeration bar mixes compost and allows air flow
  • Aesthetically pleasing- no more looking at messy compost heaps
  • Ingenious tumbler design turns on axis for easy and balanced rotation

Assembly directions were clear through about 1/2 the manual. Then took a dive into ‘assemble as shown’ nomenclature. The center aeration tube is approximately 2′ longer than needed making the locking bolt nonusable. The plastic spacers on each side of the unit between the unit sides and the supporting structure must serve some sort of purpose, but what it is eludes me. . Bolts to attach it to the tumbler are not included thus making them useless as to serve as part of a locking mechanism. I have chosen to not disassemble the unit to cut off the ends of the aeration tube and will not use a locking system while using the unit. I purchased the lifetime double tumbler for a friend and his locking system appears to work well.

Great finished product but a challenge to assemble. I have to admit, i love putting things together, and i love gettingthings that ‘require assembly’. I’ve put together many items over theyears, usually furniture, and i’ve encountered a whole gamut of issues from missing ordamaged parts, poorly written instructions that sound like someone from mars wrote them,parts included that don’t belong to the item ordered, and so forth. This compost tumbler earns my highest grade for having the best-organized set of parts i have ever seen,and the instructions were all in pictures, so no words that made you scratch yourhead trying to figure out what was meant.The only real challenge was physically getting some of the partstogether — i don’t have much hand strength, and getting the panels mated with the edgerails was definitely a challenge. A judiciously applied rubber mallet helped a lot. Of course, i did assemble it alone when the instructions recommend two adults, but i prefer to assemble things alone. The end result is worth the aggro, though: i love this compost tumbler.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The door latch is garbage though. I wanted to wait a few months
  • Better sized composter
  • exactly what I’d hoped it would be

Awesome so far, hard to assemble. . We bought this one because our old one was on the ground and easy for mice to get into. This composter solves that problem. Easy to use and easy to turn the material. We haven’t had it long so hard to say what the long term results will be. I will say one negative: it was not easy to put together. That said, i did manage to get it together by myself (says you need two people) and it is working just fine. Only took three hours to assemble.

Great product no complaints. I agree with the other positive reviews here. This is a well-designed piece of equipment and the parts are very well organized and identified. This is no book case or entertainment center with a few push-in cleats and some shelves. There are a lot of parts to assemble, but the way it goes together is really well thought out and very clever. Don’t let the ‘i could barely get this thing together’ crowd worry you (unless you can identify with that). You do need to pay attention to the details of the drawings, but every piece of information you need is there. Many parts look similar, but they all have distinguishing features that are illustrated in each step, so if you can follow instructions carefully and in order, you should have no trouble. The rubber mallet for the panel connectors is a nice idea (and listed in the assembly instructions by the way) i will also second the ‘make sure you can get it out the door’ before assembling it inside. That tip saved me some disassembly.

Holds alot of veggie scraps. . Assembly, as described by others is certainly doable but highly recommend a rubber mallet. I used a real hammer and broke one of the corners that is nicely duct-taped now. We have had one experience of rotating only to have the door open up and prematurely discharge contents onto the ground. Handle clearly wasn’t effectively shut, so simply be aware that user error can occur. Door handle must be firmly turned back to closed position, no automatic closure mechanism here.

Exactly what i’d hoped it would be. This tumbler turned out to be perfect for what we needed. The size is just right for our smaller garden and greenhouse with a medium size yard. It did take both myself and my husband to put this together. All the parts were easy to assemble but a second set of hands helped immensely. My first batch of compost is not quite done (since i keep adding to it) but it is obviously getting there. Nice and warm inside the barrel, no smell, and partial decomposition already. My only hint to new owners is to pay attention which side you put the locking mechanism on. The holes determine where the barrel locks into place and i wanted the door to be able to be up top when adding more compost. Originally i had the lock on one side (my right) but it couldn’t lock where i wanted so we moved it to the other side (my left) and it worked out great.

I am enjoying this product very much. It’s a pain in the butt to put together, but i did find the directions helpful, and all the parts are well marked. If you still have issues with assembly, search on you tube because i found a video that walks you through the install. I like this product because it is off the ground, it’s got a huge opening to put stuff in and then later to pull compost out. The shape of the tumbler makes it easy to turn even when full of stuff.

It looked like it was dropped out of a plane from 5000. The packaging was mangled, it looked like it was dropped out of a plane from 5000 feet but everything was there and in new shape. I assembled the composter in four hours and twenty minutes alone and taking my time. I did watch part of a u tube video but all he was doing was following the directions and assembling it in a normal way. One thing that i did was to take dish washing liquid and a small foam paintbrush and brushed a little on the panel tracks where the connectors slid on and they went on easily. Before i started filling the composter i cut a piece of heavy duty plastic bag and taped it over the locking mechanism to help to keep it from rusting and keep dirt out of the moving parts and so far it seems to be working. You just need a few basic tools and a drill with a philips head screwdriver attachment to drive in the four self taping screws that hold the legs on. Overall i would say this composter is a good product and a good investment for your garden.

Not entirely happy with this product. Not entirely happy with this product. I really researched quite a bit to find one with good ratings, not too big, was easy for a woman to spin and was sturdy. I thought this was it, but, it was a pain in the a$$ to assemble (took me 5 hours which i will never get back) and its rickety. If the door and closure last the summer i will be surprised.

Assembly directions were clear through about 1/2 the manual. Then took a dive into ‘assemble as shown’ nomenclature. The center aeration tube is approximately 2′ longer than needed making the locking bolt nonusable. The plastic spacers on each side of the unit between the unit sides and the supporting structure must serve some sort of purpose, but what it is eludes me. . Bolts to attach it to the tumbler are not included thus making them useless as to serve as part of a locking mechanism. I have chosen to not disassemble the unit to cut off the ends of the aeration tube and will not use a locking system while using the unit. I purchased the lifetime double tumbler for a friend and his locking system appears to work well.

Nice looking & good quality but horror to assemble. . After researching tumbler composters for some time we choose this model and received it the week of 7/27/15. After about 2 days and a total of 3 hours we finally got it fully assembled and ready to use. I think this one looks more attractive in the yard and seems quality made. However, the assembly process was a nightmare. This company should be embarrassed to sell something that requires so much assembly and numerous parts to put together. They could ship it with the door lock mechanism attached to the door. They could ship it with pre-drilled holes in the legs so we didn’t have to drill thru metal to attache the chrome legs to the black legs. They did have all the parts in the box and everything was labeled well corresponding to the manual but still it was a bit much. Well, the worst is over and now it’s in the yard in a mostly sunny spot so hopefully it will work well.

The only con to this is its a bit of a pain to empty but that seems to be the case with most composter’s i or others i know have had. It offers a great amount of space and spins fairly well and has a nice locking feature for the lid (so kids can’t easily get into it) and for spinning (it will not spin unless you unlock it).

I got it put together by myself. I do not set this with a lot of experience in setting these type of things up. I am able to follow an instruction manuals, so the job got done. 5hours to get done by myself with no help. I made a few mistakes so that is why it took another half hour. Once together, this thing looked really good. I am excited to see how it holds. One concern i have his how loose some of the joints are set to be. Maybe there is a purpose to it.

Mixed problems with this composter. I love the theory and look of this composter. There are some problems however. First, it is not easy to assemble. Not impossible by any means but by no means quick or easy. Takes a lot of tools and patience. The rounded pieces to not set on surfaces easily and connecting bars are a real struggle to assemble. The self-threading screws were difficult. On the positive side the directions were, for the most part, beautifully done. Other problems include the rounded sides means that when it rains the bottom retains water.

Happy with the final product but found the assembly process. Happy with the final product but found the assembly process to be quite overwhelming, it took 2 of us 5 hours to put it together, a full day project. But very happy with the product now that it is done.

Good product; difficult journey to my home. After a bit of fumbling on the shipping part of the equation (no fault of amazon’s and probably not the vendor either), i got my tumbler and have it about half full with a good mix of greens and browns and it’s cooking away and smelling more like dirt and less like table scraps daily. The package was initially sent to the wrong address, so it showed as delivered on amazon and i didn’t have it. I called the shipper and they told me what had happened and said it had already been picked up again and was on its way to me. It still managed to take several more days to make it back to me, so it arrived a total of 5 days past the date i should have received it. The package was shipped in the original box for the product, without a shipping box. Normally, i would say go for it, when you can. Unfortunately, in this case, something poked through the packaging during the tumbler’s difficult trip to my door and one packet of parts must have fallen out. When we got it, we opened it up and reviewed all the parts, only to find that a few were missing. I called lifetime, using the customer service number on the instructions, and they had me give them the part numbers and promised to mail the parts.

Great device, a bit of a challenge to assemble. The only reason it isn’t a 5-star review is the difficulty of the assembly process. The parts are a snug fit which is probably a good thing in the end but made for some bumps and bruises on my end in putting it together. I also wish the instructions were clearer; i eventually figured them out but it was a challenge. I’ve been using it about 3 weeks now and i really enjoy how well it works. I currently live in a ground-level apartment and wanted a way to compost my vegetable scraps, but didn’t want to draw too many insects and bugs to the building. I decided that this unit, since it is elevated on legs, would be best-suited to my needs. Its capacity has proven nice as well: i’ve been loading it as fast as can with vegetable waste from my cooking (it’s just me in the apartment) and fallen leaves and maybe will start adding shredded, un-dyed paper scrap once i run out of leaves but it has loads and loads of room left. It also spins well, despite the weight of the load inside. I do want to warn other buyers to be aware of the closure mechanism – only one position of the handle will close the lid (i’ve spilled the contents on the ground accidentally once by ignoring that fact).

Happy with the final product but found the assembly process. Happy with the final product but found the assembly process to be quite overwhelming, it took 2 of us 5 hours to put it together, a full day project. But very happy with the product now that it is done.

Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm European Nightcrawlers Composting and Fishing Worms 1 Lb Pack : Love them so far.

The worms were a little small as. The worms were a little small as described they would be but within the week i went to dig a few out and they were nice and fat. Great product and great shipping. I only wish i had read the whole packing slip and hadn’t spread them around the garden. Very satisfied with this product and this supplier.

Everyworm arrived wiggly and healthy. They’ve been digesting my garbage now for a few months, and i have to say, i prefer them to red wrigglers. They are hardier and eat faster.

This rocks i put it in my garden. I put it in my garden and planters and we got a few rain storms in calif. So now i know it’s soaking in the soil. I also got their worms and man my garden is growing so fast and so green. Can’t wait to see when summer starts and the blooms come.

I watched the videos on youtube and read the instructions on how to handle these worms and it paid off. These things are a couple weeks old and they are huge. I recommend watching the videos on how to care for these in addition to reading the instructions. I really am glad i bought these, they are a great hobby, cheap and easy bait for fishing and easy to care for.

  • They Start Small but Given Time they are Giant Catfish Killers
  • European Nightcrawlers
  • Please Read The Instructions CAREFULLY

Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm European Nightcrawlers Composting and Fishing Worms 1 Lb Pack

  • Enter your model number
    to make sure this fits.
  • They grow to be 3-8 inches long, and are 2 or 3 times bigger than their smaller cousins, the red wigglers (Eisenia Fotida).
  • The euros are certainly better for larger foods that aren’t as broken down, or for leaves and other tougher material that has not been pre-composted.
  • Can be successfully introduced to most garden environments. They are mid range dwellers and will till and aerate your soil for you, while supplying valuable castings.
  • This pack contains approximately 600 worms to a pound.

Received my worms in louisiana. Was concerned about the heat this time of year, but they were beautiful, fat, large, active, worms. Actively eating, no problems, i was really surprised at the health and quality, although i shouldn’t have been. With all the positive ratings on this seller. Thanks for such a quality shipment.

Great worms, fast shipping. . I have yet to find a dead worm. I have ordered 3 batches of these. The plants and trees are doing great with them. I tried a box of worms at the local nursery and they were micro worms. Uncle jim’s are good size and plentiful.

Came in a reasonable time and we’re all alive and well. Followed directions and by that afternoon they had all migrated into the bedding. It’s been about a week and they are getting big. I have them in a worm farm 360. Can’t wait to start adding trays.

Came in a reasonable time and we’re all alive and well. Followed directions and by that afternoon they had all migrated into the bedding. It’s been about a week and they are getting big. I have them in a worm farm 360. Can’t wait to start adding trays.

What a bag of worms – in a good way. All of my worms arrived alive and intact. After following the provided instructions they became active and completely moved into their new bed within a couple days. Since then they have all fattened up and started to reproduce with the longest worm that i have seen measuring over 7 inches, where most of them are around 3 to 4 inches at this point.

They start small but given time they are giant catfish killers. Many negative reviews focus on the arrival size of the worms, so please read the vendor’s description & instructions closely prior to purchase in order to know what to expect. These worms are dehydrated for shipping, so they will arrive quite small, but full grown they will reach a size ever-so-slightly smaller than a canadian night crawler (european crawlers are the same as an alabama jumper if you experience with those). For those looking to save money on fishing bait, these worms will be of fishable size in a couple of weeks, and can eventually provide a self-sustaining population through reproduction. If you plan to start using these worms for bait in less than 5 weeks, i recommend purchasing the 2-lb package in order to prevent fishing out your base population before they have adequate chance to begin the reproductive cycle. Overall, these european crawlers have proven to be a much better value than trying to purchase canadian crawlers or red wigglers by the retail unit, and they are much easier to handle than the wigglers. Below are some tips based on my experience in raising these for bait:1. Arrival size – many negative reviews focus on the condition of these worms upon arrival. Please read the instructions closely, as the worms have been prepared for efficient shipment and are near dehydration. These worms will not be anywhere near adequate fishing size when they arrive.

Arrived quickly and are doing great. I received these pretty quickly after i ordered them. They seemed in good shape (healthy). I put them on top of my new bed i made for them and they fairly quickly went into the bed. Within about 15 minutes they were almost all underground. They have been doing well for a few weeks now. If i had to guess how many i got with this 1 pound order, i would guess it was every bit of 500 worms. I felt this was a very good deal.

My plants love those castings. I have three worm bens now and i don’t no how many generation of worms from that one purchase. My plants love those castings.

I ordered these epc and they arrive all alive and kicking. I put mine in a magic worm ranch for their home and it worked fine but when i checked them after about two hours they were all at the edges trying to get out. The magic worm ranch has a good fit with a book on top so they couldn’tescape. Some clown said not to feed them until after 48/hours. After 20 hours i checked on them again and again they were all at the edge trying to escape. Then watched uncle jim’s video on what to do when you first get your worms. I noticed he feedthemimmediately.

Got my worms today, took about 3 days. I also live in california with the worms originating in pa. I was a bit hesitant about ordering considering the distance but went ahead due to the great reviews. The box was pretty beat up; upon inspecting i was delighted to see they were all in good shape. I couldn’t find a dead or damaged worm. They were mostly in a ball in the center of the peat bedding which made it easy to introduce to their new home. I can’t wait until they are settled in so we can get rolling with the vermicomposting.

Finally a good supplierlast year i went searching for some worms to raise for fishing and compost. I was looking for european crawlers and thought i did my due dilligence and narrowed it down to the redwormcomposting site. The guy had a great informative blog and seemed trustworthy. I purchased the euros from him and raised them for the last year. They have thrived but are too small to put on a hook. I tried to contact them asking if he could assure me in being able to get real euros – as the ones i have are not. After two tries at contacting him i realized i was getting nowhere. So i decided to not give up and try again. I read the reviews from amazon on uncle jim’s and figured i would give it another try. I ordered euros about 4 days ago and my worms arrived today. I opened the package and immediately saw they were in a nice professional looking package with good instructions. I opened up the bag and was blown away.

They are growing just like those in the backyard too. Was expecting night crawlers and got regular old dig in the backyard worms, they are growing just like those in the backyard too. Enough said, well maybe not. I figure these worms will make fish bait in another 3 weeks to a month, have had them over a week, will just keep pouring inthe food.

Lots of fat and sassy worms. I followed the instructions for rehydrating and waking them up. They were pretty big and not a dead one in the bunch. When i put them in the worm condos, they were ready to wiggle down into the dirt. I already have baby worms and am starting to find a few out in my garden. In a few weeks i’ll take worms from the condos and ‘plant’ them in my raised bed gardens. Can’t wait to take some of my worms to the fishing hole.

Well packaged with temperature protection. -speaking of which, don’t subject these european nightcrawlers to temp changes in a short time period. I had mine in the basement, doing fine around 50f, then brought up to living room around. The tiniest immature worms survived, and slowly have grown over the past year, still nowhere near as large as the adults which died because of my mistake.

These little guys arrived healthy & were quick to disperse. These little guys arrived healthy & were quick to disperse into my compost bed in the container. They are big enough that so far none have crawled out of the air holes in the side of my compost container.

Arrived in great condition, after the first batch got lost. (it was delivered the same day as the second batch, which i informed the seller and he said to keep them). They were eating like a charm, all the way until i stopped using the worm farm. I like the concept, and i never had any problems with smells, but the fruit flies were too much for an indoor farm. Expected, but i had my hopes.

I was surprised when these worms arrived. They’ve been working great in my large compost bin.

Finally a good supplierlast year i went searching for some worms to raise for fishing and compost. I was looking for european crawlers and thought i did my due dilligence and narrowed it down to the redwormcomposting site. The guy had a great informative blog and seemed trustworthy. I purchased the euros from him and raised them for the last year. They have thrived but are too small to put on a hook. I tried to contact them asking if he could assure me in being able to get real euros – as the ones i have are not. After two tries at contacting him i realized i was getting nowhere. So i decided to not give up and try again. I read the reviews from amazon on uncle jim’s and figured i would give it another try. I ordered euros about 4 days ago and my worms arrived today. I opened the package and immediately saw they were in a nice professional looking package with good instructions. I opened up the bag and was blown away.

Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm European Nightcrawlers Composting and Fishing Worms 2 Lb Pack – I would definitely order again!!

Great seller and service but if your on the west. Great seller and service but if your on the west coast might be a good idea to wait until december to order, i tryed 2 times to get them in my and both times everything was dead,the red wiggles all arrived perfect and they are still doing great, i now have over 14000 wormsthanks uncle jim.

And i touched them with my bare hands. I live in arizona in an area plagued by cotton root rot and wanted something, anything, to help improve the very clay-ish soil and increase my chances of keeping my trees alive and healthy longer. I don’t think i bought enough worms to be honest – i got the 2lb pack. There were big worms and there were little worms. No idea, i didn’t really look – but there was a lot of wiggling going on (no pun intended). I lifted the soil with a shovel, reached into the bag, grabbed a small handful, dropped them in and gently replace the soil. For the trees in the rocks, i moved aside some rocks, made a little hole and the worms burrowed right in within minutes (i wouldn’t do that to them here in july, they’d probably fry).

This is a great group to due business with, everything was as it was advertised to be and in great condition. Very healthy worms i have had them for about 3 weeks and they are very active and doing a good job composting my scraps from the kitchen.

  • Excellent service and product
  • Worms, oh my! And I touched them with my bare hands! Eeeek!
  • Earthworms from Uncle Jim’s always arrive in excellent condition. I have ordered from other companies and

Excellent service and product. Excellent service and product. Make sure that you read the instructions and follow them completely. I placed my worms in my raised beds and composter and have plenty of fat, slimy, sassy earthworms. I will continue to patronize this company.

Not actually ‘nightcrawlers’ but order them anyway. So, these aren’t actually nightcrawlers. That’s a common misconception. There are worms that are nightcrawlers that are part of a separate species. Everyone calls this species nightcrawlers anyway, so let’s move on. To my complete amazement they arrived alive and active. The packaging is smart and effective. They’re guarded from light, but not suffocated. And you really get a lot for the price. Hundreds of adults plus a food medium that they’ve clearly laid eggs in. This is the best thing for establishing worm populations in your soil or starting a composting bin. It might not be what you want for fishing since you can’t use the babies and eggs for bait. Since i am improving my soil this was exactly what i needed. I put a big handful a foot under the soil in about a dozen places around my garden, grape vines, and fruit trees.

Features of Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm European Nightcrawlers Composting and Fishing Worms 2 Lb Pack

  • Enter your model number
    to make sure this fits.
  • They grow to be 3-8 inches long, and are 2 or 3 times bigger than their smaller cousins, the red wigglers (Eisenia Fotida).
  • The euros are certainly better for larger foods that aren’t as broken down, or for leaves and other tougher material that has not been pre-composted.
  • Can be successfully introduced to most garden environments. They are mid range dwellers and will till and aerate your soil for you, while supplying valuable castings.
  • This pack contains approximately 650 worms to a pound.

This is a great group to due business with, everything was as it was advertised to be and in great condition. Very healthy worms i have had them for about 3 weeks and they are very active and doing a good job composting my scraps from the kitchen.

Great experience with uncle jim’s on this purchase. Worms arrived fast and not a single dead one as far as i can tell. I bought these because right now roughly the same amount of worms would cost around $600 at the local bait shops by the double dozen. I have converted an old wooden crate into a worm bin and filled it with top soil and grass clippings and leaves within about 15 minutes the worms had all dug in. Great experience with uncle jim’s on this purchase.

I would definitely order again. They came wriggling and looking good. Due to the time i got them and the amount of day light left i didn’t go through them worm by worm. But every wiggling handful was alive and ‘kicking’ lol. I bought these during the winter and they were outside in my bunny barn. They made it through the va. I’d definitely order from these guys again. I use these under my rabbit cages. They eliminate the need for cleaning since they break everything down.

Earthworms from uncle jim’s always arrive in excellent condition. I have ordered from other companies and. Earthworms from uncle jim’s always arrive in excellent condition. I have ordered from other companies and those earthworms arrived very lethargic and did not recover. I have received 4 separate orders from uncle jim’s and have been very pleased every time. The earthworms respond well when introduced to the composting bin and thrive.

Not actually ‘nightcrawlers’ but order them anyway. So, these aren’t actually nightcrawlers. That’s a common misconception. There are worms that are nightcrawlers that are part of a separate species. Everyone calls this species nightcrawlers anyway, so let’s move on. To my complete amazement they arrived alive and active. The packaging is smart and effective. They’re guarded from light, but not suffocated. And you really get a lot for the price. Hundreds of adults plus a food medium that they’ve clearly laid eggs in. This is the best thing for establishing worm populations in your soil or starting a composting bin. It might not be what you want for fishing since you can’t use the babies and eggs for bait. Since i am improving my soil this was exactly what i needed. I put a big handful a foot under the soil in about a dozen places around my garden, grape vines, and fruit trees.

And i touched them with my bare hands. I live in arizona in an area plagued by cotton root rot and wanted something, anything, to help improve the very clay-ish soil and increase my chances of keeping my trees alive and healthy longer. I don’t think i bought enough worms to be honest – i got the 2lb pack. There were big worms and there were little worms. No idea, i didn’t really look – but there was a lot of wiggling going on (no pun intended). I lifted the soil with a shovel, reached into the bag, grabbed a small handful, dropped them in and gently replace the soil. For the trees in the rocks, i moved aside some rocks, made a little hole and the worms burrowed right in within minutes (i wouldn’t do that to them here in july, they’d probably fry).

Great experience with uncle jim’s on this purchase. Worms arrived fast and not a single dead one as far as i can tell. I bought these because right now roughly the same amount of worms would cost around $600 at the local bait shops by the double dozen. I have converted an old wooden crate into a worm bin and filled it with top soil and grass clippings and leaves within about 15 minutes the worms had all dug in. Great experience with uncle jim’s on this purchase.

Earthworms from uncle jim’s always arrive in excellent condition. I have ordered from other companies and. Earthworms from uncle jim’s always arrive in excellent condition. I have ordered from other companies and those earthworms arrived very lethargic and did not recover. I have received 4 separate orders from uncle jim’s and have been very pleased every time. The earthworms respond well when introduced to the composting bin and thrive.

I would definitely order again. They came wriggling and looking good. Due to the time i got them and the amount of day light left i didn’t go through them worm by worm. But every wiggling handful was alive and ‘kicking’ lol. I bought these during the winter and they were outside in my bunny barn. They made it through the va. I’d definitely order from these guys again. I use these under my rabbit cages. They eliminate the need for cleaning since they break everything down.

Great worms, although they have a funny accent :). I bought these worms for my kids to use for fishing and vermicomposting. Also, they have sold some on the side for income. These worms arrived quickly (despite what amazon said at checkout – they gave me like a month long window). So i contacted the seller, and he explained that they were being shipped right away, which was good since we were headed out of town for the weekend. When we got the worms, they were larger than i expected, and there were a lot of them. We started them in an old styrofoam cooler (modded for worms). I like the fact that the european nightcrawlers do not need to be stored at cooler temps like the canadian crawlers. We have been feeding them veggie scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds.

Great seller and service but if your on the west. Great seller and service but if your on the west coast might be a good idea to wait until december to order, i tryed 2 times to get them in my and both times everything was dead,the red wiggles all arrived perfect and they are still doing great, i now have over 14000 wormsthanks uncle jim.

Excellent service and product. Excellent service and product. Make sure that you read the instructions and follow them completely. I placed my worms in my raised beds and composter and have plenty of fat, slimy, sassy earthworms. I will continue to patronize this company.

Great worms, although they have a funny accent :). I bought these worms for my kids to use for fishing and vermicomposting. Also, they have sold some on the side for income. These worms arrived quickly (despite what amazon said at checkout – they gave me like a month long window). So i contacted the seller, and he explained that they were being shipped right away, which was good since we were headed out of town for the weekend. When we got the worms, they were larger than i expected, and there were a lot of them. We started them in an old styrofoam cooler (modded for worms). I like the fact that the european nightcrawlers do not need to be stored at cooler temps like the canadian crawlers. We have been feeding them veggie scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds.

Yimby Tumbler Composter, HIGH MARKS ALL THE WAY!

I got it because i like the idea of filling it up on one side and still being able to add kitchen scraps to the other while the first side cooks. However, only a couple weeks worth of kitchen scraps per side and i had to build another compost heap and let this one cook. It’s easy to put together, but it’s a ton of screws. I emptied it today after 4 months of cooking and most of the contents were broken down except for some larger items, egg shells, and some avocado skin. However, the compost was definitely not finished. I don’t think it’s big enough to get a really hot compost going for an extended period of time. Just not enough material can be added and it is it fills up really quickly. It does hold moisture really well and has adjustable vents on the side to regulate air flow.

But i am well pleased with this one. We grow some of our own vegetables and herbs, and since we recycle as much as possible, we wanted to start making our own compost. There are numerous types, designs, and prices available, but i am well pleased with this one. Previously, we used an upright, rectangular design, but it did not allow for easy turning of the material, which is essential for proper composting. This rotary design allows for easy mixing by simply spinning the unit occasionally. It is a space saving size, and the black color really helps to build up heat necessary to break down the material. As with so many things, the instructions could have been much better. Just take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the steps and you will be ok. Strangely enough, the biggest problem was building the supports (maybe i was having a senior moment). It is made up of 6 different pieces in 3 different sizes, and they have to be in precisely the correct configuration to work properly.

My husband is the master gardener and he has a regular box composter but wanted a tumbler composter so we decided on the yimby composter. This is partly his review , the tumbler is in pieces when it comes so you will need to assemble it. He did it with very little problems by himself but recommends a little help at the start of assembly. Right now it is half full and he has tumbled it twice. Tumbling is easy just spin it. He says the overall construction of it is great considering the cost and the only bad remark from my expert is he wishes it was a little bigger. I myself have detected any odors coming from the tumbler and it sits close to house in the full sun.

Key specs for Yimby Tumbler Composter, Color Black and Compost Starter Bag Bundle:

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  • Yimby Tumbler Composter, Color Black
  • Jobe’s 09926 Organic Compost Starter 4-Pound Bag

Comments from buyers

“A Good Product at a Good Price, Fantastic little Tumbler, 3 Stars, but could be 2”

We’re using it even in winter. . We are just now assembling it in our living room and directions have few words with tiny illustrations. When you go online to the yimby webpage, there were only ‘error’ messages and we could not get info on how to assemble. It has at least 10 large plastic parts and two bags of small screws & nuts, 80 each. The person trying to assemble is no dummy and is having a tough time and just now is taking some apart that already were assembled. On the bright side, it seems made of quality materials. Somewhat smaller than the photo portrays but will see how it works. That will be later as it is winter now but we’re going to try to start it in garage. I think the yimby company could improve their instructions and web page, this would be easy compared to putting this composter together without good directions. It tumbles nicely and the metal legs are good, lightweight & up from the ground. I think they’re on the right track just need to change a few things with their written material. Composting is a very green thing to do for the planet, we wish them well. It’s a few weeks later & with winter temperatures in teens, we have started composting in our garage. We’ve added dirt from a planter we had on porch.

I purchased this in early may. As several people noted, it is kind of a pain to put together if you don’t watch the you tube video and/or read the online instructions carefully. There is a paper in the box saying there are more detailed instructions online, but really, yimby, put them in the box. So they lost half a star for that. Anyway, as i said, i bought this in may. I’m not a picky composter and don’t fret much about the proper ratio of brown to green. I figured it would take at least several months to begin turning into compost, but surprisingly, it’s getting there already. I have mine placed in a spot that gets sun a majority of the day. We’ve also had a lot of rain, so it’s gotten watered pretty regularly by nature.

Hands down, the easiest way to start composting. After looking for a composter for a loooooong time, finally, we picked up the perfect onewhen the box first arrived, i thought ‘wow, this must be a lot smaller than it appears in the pictures on amazon. ‘ i need not be worried however, as the entire thing comes disassembled and flat packed in a small square box. Assembly took just under an hour, and an untold number of nuts and bolts (over a hundred, at least. Finicky, and it would be wise to ask for a second set of hands, especially when getting started. In the end though, all the effort was worth it. It’s pretty sizable, plenty enough for our needs. The stand is stable, and the bin spins freely. I particularly like the ability to have one bin ‘roasting’ as the other one is being filled with fresh food scraps and yard waste. If you’re looking to get into composting, and don’t want to have to turn large piles with a pitchfork every few days, this is absolutely the way to go. One minor gripe: i was short one nut, so will have to request one from the company. Fortunately they have a sheet in the instructions directing you to a web page to do just that, if needed.

I got it because i like the idea of filling it up on one side and still being able to add kitchen scraps to the other while the first side cooks. However, only a couple weeks worth of kitchen scraps per side and i had to build another compost heap and let this one cook. It’s easy to put together, but it’s a ton of screws. I emptied it today after 4 months of cooking and most of the contents were broken down except for some larger items, egg shells, and some avocado skin. However, the compost was definitely not finished. I don’t think it’s big enough to get a really hot compost going for an extended period of time. Just not enough material can be added and it is it fills up really quickly. It does hold moisture really well and has adjustable vents on the side to regulate air flow.

Very sturdy and easy to assemble. Very sturdy and easy to assemble. It takes time to put together, but it’s because there are several sections and necessary screws/bolts which makes it a better quality product, i think. The plastic is heavy-duty and rigid, and well-made. I read some of the other reviews and decided to spray paint the metal legs a bronzy brown to protect them and help it blend into my landscape in the back yard. It’s easy to put compost ‘ingredients’ in the storage areas and to tumble. I’ve only had it about 4 weeks and have already used completed compost from the one side. I live in florida, so the heat is definitely in great supply here, making composting more easy.

First i must say it was packaged very well,for something that is plastic and metal tubing. Then it was very easy to put it all together. Food waste,green grass,and hand full of old rabbit pellets had it cooking in no time at all. Like this tumbler a lot and think i may get another in the spring. Only thing i will say for a con,is you can not get a wheelbarrow under it. The tumbler is way to low,and you can not get a shovel in it. So we had to put a tarp under it and dump the finish compost on the ground.

My husband is the master gardener and he has a regular box composter but wanted a tumbler composter so we decided on the yimby composter. This is partly his review , the tumbler is in pieces when it comes so you will need to assemble it. He did it with very little problems by himself but recommends a little help at the start of assembly. Right now it is half full and he has tumbled it twice. Tumbling is easy just spin it. He says the overall construction of it is great considering the cost and the only bad remark from my expert is he wishes it was a little bigger. I myself have detected any odors coming from the tumbler and it sits close to house in the full sun.

I purchased this in early may. As several people noted, it is kind of a pain to put together if you don’t watch the you tube video and/or read the online instructions carefully. There is a paper in the box saying there are more detailed instructions online, but really, yimby, put them in the box. So they lost half a star for that. Anyway, as i said, i bought this in may. I’m not a picky composter and don’t fret much about the proper ratio of brown to green. I figured it would take at least several months to begin turning into compost, but surprisingly, it’s getting there already. I have mine placed in a spot that gets sun a majority of the day. We’ve also had a lot of rain, so it’s gotten watered pretty regularly by nature.

I bought this composter because of it’s size (i have a small back yard and garden and a city-wide composting program, so i can already compost things that i wouldn’t want to put into my tumbler), portability (i’m renting, so want to take it with me if i move), dual compartments, and price. After owning for about 4 months, i’ve found that this tumbler does exactly what i’d like it to do. I add scraps from my kitchen as well as yard debris from an over-sized, un-maintained compost pile that came with the house that i am renting. I’ve found that by the time i fill one compartment completely, the other compartment has broken down its contents enough to use as compost for my plants. I’m someone who doesn’t like to read instructions before putting things together (i get this lovely trait from my dad), so yes, i had to take a couple of pieces apart when assembling the tumbler due to aligning it incorrectly, but it didn’t take me more than an hour or two to fully assemble by myself, and has held up great since then. It hasn’t gotten stinky or infested with bugs in the hot summer heat. I honestly can’t think of a negative thing to say about it. Definitely recommended for a small family who wants to make their own quality, garden compost.

We’re using it even in winter. . We are just now assembling it in our living room and directions have few words with tiny illustrations. When you go online to the yimby webpage, there were only ‘error’ messages and we could not get info on how to assemble. It has at least 10 large plastic parts and two bags of small screws & nuts, 80 each. The person trying to assemble is no dummy and is having a tough time and just now is taking some apart that already were assembled. On the bright side, it seems made of quality materials. Somewhat smaller than the photo portrays but will see how it works. That will be later as it is winter now but we’re going to try to start it in garage. I think the yimby company could improve their instructions and web page, this would be easy compared to putting this composter together without good directions. It tumbles nicely and the metal legs are good, lightweight & up from the ground. I think they’re on the right track just need to change a few things with their written material. Composting is a very green thing to do for the planet, we wish them well. It’s a few weeks later & with winter temperatures in teens, we have started composting in our garage. We’ve added dirt from a planter we had on porch.

A good product at a good price. We purchased the yimby composter on june 7, 2015. It shipped on the 9th and we received it about four days later. I am not handy and neither is my wife. It took both of us two hours to assemble the composter with constant reference to the instructions. I doubt that either of us could have assembled it alone. My wife complains that it has small open spaces between the eight panels. That seems to me a design feature not a defect. The composter is designed to let out excess water and let in air. We keep a plastic container underneath to catch excess water. We started using the tumbler the middle of june 2015. We placed it next to the trash cans in full sun, which here in el paso, texas is a lot of sun. We then consulted about a dozen videos on youtube to learn how to compost and discovered there are a dozen different opinions. I was most impressed by john kohler(?) and we have followed his advice. We have a small household but we produce a large quantity vegetable and fruit scraps and coffee grounds. We put all of that into the right chamber and added an equal quantity of dry leaves, dead-headed flowers, grass clippings, pine needles, etc. We also added water almost every day, and jobe’s compost starter, azomite and blood meal a few times. After a month the right chamber was full and we started on the left. Just yesterday, august 23rd, the second chamber became full after a large addition of corn husks and such. I emptied the first chamber into a large pail, about three gallon capacity, and filled the whole thing.

But i am well pleased with this one. We grow some of our own vegetables and herbs, and since we recycle as much as possible, we wanted to start making our own compost. There are numerous types, designs, and prices available, but i am well pleased with this one. Previously, we used an upright, rectangular design, but it did not allow for easy turning of the material, which is essential for proper composting. This rotary design allows for easy mixing by simply spinning the unit occasionally. It is a space saving size, and the black color really helps to build up heat necessary to break down the material. As with so many things, the instructions could have been much better. Just take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the steps and you will be ok. Strangely enough, the biggest problem was building the supports (maybe i was having a senior moment). It is made up of 6 different pieces in 3 different sizes, and they have to be in precisely the correct configuration to work properly.

I bought this composter because of it’s size (i have a small back yard and garden and a city-wide composting program, so i can already compost things that i wouldn’t want to put into my tumbler), portability (i’m renting, so want to take it with me if i move), dual compartments, and price. After owning for about 4 months, i’ve found that this tumbler does exactly what i’d like it to do. I add scraps from my kitchen as well as yard debris from an over-sized, un-maintained compost pile that came with the house that i am renting. I’ve found that by the time i fill one compartment completely, the other compartment has broken down its contents enough to use as compost for my plants. I’m someone who doesn’t like to read instructions before putting things together (i get this lovely trait from my dad), so yes, i had to take a couple of pieces apart when assembling the tumbler due to aligning it incorrectly, but it didn’t take me more than an hour or two to fully assemble by myself, and has held up great since then. It hasn’t gotten stinky or infested with bugs in the hot summer heat. I honestly can’t think of a negative thing to say about it. Definitely recommended for a small family who wants to make their own quality, garden compost.

Hands down, the easiest way to start composting. After looking for a composter for a loooooong time, finally, we picked up the perfect onewhen the box first arrived, i thought ‘wow, this must be a lot smaller than it appears in the pictures on amazon. ‘ i need not be worried however, as the entire thing comes disassembled and flat packed in a small square box. Assembly took just under an hour, and an untold number of nuts and bolts (over a hundred, at least. Finicky, and it would be wise to ask for a second set of hands, especially when getting started. In the end though, all the effort was worth it. It’s pretty sizable, plenty enough for our needs. The stand is stable, and the bin spins freely. I particularly like the ability to have one bin ‘roasting’ as the other one is being filled with fresh food scraps and yard waste. If you’re looking to get into composting, and don’t want to have to turn large piles with a pitchfork every few days, this is absolutely the way to go. One minor gripe: i was short one nut, so will have to request one from the company. Fortunately they have a sheet in the instructions directing you to a web page to do just that, if needed.

A good product at a good price. We purchased the yimby composter on june 7, 2015. It shipped on the 9th and we received it about four days later. I am not handy and neither is my wife. It took both of us two hours to assemble the composter with constant reference to the instructions. I doubt that either of us could have assembled it alone. My wife complains that it has small open spaces between the eight panels. That seems to me a design feature not a defect. The composter is designed to let out excess water and let in air. We keep a plastic container underneath to catch excess water. We started using the tumbler the middle of june 2015. We placed it next to the trash cans in full sun, which here in el paso, texas is a lot of sun. We then consulted about a dozen videos on youtube to learn how to compost and discovered there are a dozen different opinions. I was most impressed by john kohler(?) and we have followed his advice. We have a small household but we produce a large quantity vegetable and fruit scraps and coffee grounds. We put all of that into the right chamber and added an equal quantity of dry leaves, dead-headed flowers, grass clippings, pine needles, etc. We also added water almost every day, and jobe’s compost starter, azomite and blood meal a few times. After a month the right chamber was full and we started on the left. Just yesterday, august 23rd, the second chamber became full after a large addition of corn husks and such. I emptied the first chamber into a large pail, about three gallon capacity, and filled the whole thing.

First i must say it was packaged very well,for something that is plastic and metal tubing. Then it was very easy to put it all together. Food waste,green grass,and hand full of old rabbit pellets had it cooking in no time at all. Like this tumbler a lot and think i may get another in the spring. Only thing i will say for a con,is you can not get a wheelbarrow under it. The tumbler is way to low,and you can not get a shovel in it. So we had to put a tarp under it and dump the finish compost on the ground.

Very sturdy and easy to assemble. Very sturdy and easy to assemble. It takes time to put together, but it’s because there are several sections and necessary screws/bolts which makes it a better quality product, i think. The plastic is heavy-duty and rigid, and well-made. I read some of the other reviews and decided to spray paint the metal legs a bronzy brown to protect them and help it blend into my landscape in the back yard. It’s easy to put compost ‘ingredients’ in the storage areas and to tumble. I’ve only had it about 4 weeks and have already used completed compost from the one side. I live in florida, so the heat is definitely in great supply here, making composting more easy.

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