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Exaco Earthmaker 124 gal. Composter

Exaco

Earthmaker 124 gal. Composter

$176.65 /each

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Product Overview

The Exaco Trading Co. Earthmaker 124-Gallon Composter is designed as an efficient way to dispose of organic domestic waste. It features large openings for adding waste and removing compost. This composter keeps the fresh waste and mature compost separate. As the material decomposes, it loosens and spills from shelf to shelf.

  • Holds up to 124 gallons
  • Large openings for adding waste and removing compost
  • Keeps fresh waste and mature compost separate
  • Can be used to dispose of domestic organic waste
  • Patented "continuous cycle composting" process makes it easy to add new waste at the top while removing mature compost at the bottom (achieved by holding material above the ground during the mixing and digesting stages)
  • Heat generated by the decomposition process draws air up through the holes on the shelves under the material
  • As the material decomposes, it loosens and spills from shelf to shelf

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Customer Questions & Answers

When do u add worms to composter

Had my composted for couple yrs and worms died when added to top part of bin so when do u add worms-? This was never clear to me and it is worms that make up the black gold fertilizer we strive for but in summer the top bin apparently gets so hot, the worms died.
Asked by: Rc
You are having a problem not uncommon with many composter bin; too much heat. The Earthmaker comes with a sticker on it "do not place in direct sun light" - best keep it in the shade. Like many other style adding some moisture is good idea when it is very hot. In addition add the worms only to the bottom chamber (or the middle layer) but not the top layer. Also make sure your mixture is roughly 2/3 brown and at least 1/3 green (kitchen organics). Feel free to call us if you have more questions: 877-760-8500 ext 701.
Answered by: ExacoSupport
Date published: 2016-06-28

Is there a way to shake the unit, or the shelves, to help the sifting?

Is there a way to shake the unit, or the shelves, to help the sifting?
Asked by: dd
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Customer Reviews

Earthmaker 124 gal. Composter is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from comes apart easily When looking for a composter, I liked this one because you could be working on more than one batch of compost as a time. It is very easy to put together and extremely easy to take apart, especially by my dogs. I finally had to move mine because the dogs kept taking it apart. It is now away from the dogs and secured with duct tape, as the sliders that keep the 4 sides together are not always effective. I currently have a batch in the upper and middle part of the composter so yet to see how well it works.
Date published: 2010-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't really make compost It holds a lot and is easy to assemble. However it is very difficult to maintain good moisture throughout the device and material in the back will probably dry out and not become compost. Trying to distribute water to the back of the device through all three chambers is messy, smelly, and ineffective - and if you are going to get all messy and smelly why spend this amount of money?
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well constructed and sturdy. I like that I can add material continuously instead of composting in batches. Has held up well to rain and heat. No sign of rodents as with compost piles. It does have bugs inside but does not smell. Be sure to cut up any food - don't put a whole potato in.
Date published: 2010-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Composter Composter is new so I can't give feedback on its process yet, but I put it together in a couple of hours by myself. Problem that I can see so far is the lid will not stay on after our severe winds for today as it has no latch and absolutely should have one. Worse thing to buy something and no way to fasten it shut. For composting itself I think it will do fine with the different levels. Will update review in a couple of months and see how it works.
Date published: 2010-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not really worth the money. Have had this unit for about 2 years now. Granted, I may not be the best composter, but this is certainly not a "leave it alone and let it do it's thing" kind of unit. I never got material at the bottom. I had to churn it and poke at it with the stick constantly, trying to stir up what was in the top. Stuff falls through fromt he top level as you are putting it in, that isn't ready to go through. I finally lined the open part of the top level with a few sheets of newspaper, to give the things I was putting in time to break down. I didn't keep it as damp as I should have over time, But it was taking forever, I basically gave up on it. When putting a little water in it to keep things damp, the water runs out the bottom. I tried using compost starters, etc. It also can't be kept in the sun, according to the packaging. It will break down. I so wish that I got a spinning composter. It was a neat idea, but does not perform well.
Date published: 2012-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Price was the reason We had identified this composter as the one that we wanted to add to our ecosystem and found that Home Depot had the lowest cost including shipping. The unit was easy to assemble and appears to be doing it's thing but we won't really know for a few months. Note that it doesn't have a base. We tried to place it on concrete beside our garage but had to move it to the yard due to the drainage and the creatures that move in to help with the composting process.
Date published: 2009-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Earthmaker 124 Gal. Composter What I like most about this product is the separation of materials--what is added and the finished compost. I like the shape of this composter as it fits nicely in the yard.
Date published: 2010-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good! This product arrived quickly, was easy to assemble, and is as described. It fits a lot of yard/kitchen waste, comes with good instructions, and a tool to move around the compost. We were surprised that it has no bottom, but that seems to make sense, especially if you're planning on putting it on the dirt. It seems pretty easy to use. I'll let you know in a couple of months if we get good compost out of it, I don't see why we wouldn't.
Date published: 2009-04-13
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