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Model 60072

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100 Gal. Dual Bin Compost Tumbler

$257.46 /each

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Featuring two 50 Gal. (6.7 cu. ft.) tumblers, the Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler is the perfect addition to your backyard. The ingenious tumbler design is perfect for easy batch composting. Both tumblers turn for balanced rotation, and the internal aeration bar mixes compost and provides air flow. Constructed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the Dual Compost Tumbler is durable, UV-protected, and has dark, double-wall panels to absorb and retain heat. For added convenience, it has an extra large removable lid and a spring-loaded pin that locks rotation during filling.

  • Two 50 Gal. barrels allow for continuous composting
  • Load one barrel while the other barrel processes - includes processing indicator
  • Aerated internal bar mixes compost & allows needed airflow
  • Easily rotates and locks in place
  • Longlasting strength and durability
  • Black, double-wall panels absorb and retain heat
  • Extra large, removable lid
  • Ingenious tumbler design - turns on axis for easy and balanced rotation
  • Spring-loaded pin to lock rotation during filling
  • Aesthetically pleasing appearance - no more messy compost heaps
  • Compost material is enclosed - helps keep pests out
  • Convenient loading height
  • Sturdy powder-coated steel frame

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How long does it take to become well-done compost?

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October 23, 2012
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The warmer the outside air temperature the faster it composts. Putting your composter in a location that gets all day full sun is much better than a shaded location. Even during our mild Northern California bay area winter, the composting process slows to a crawl taking a couple of months to produce a batch. Try to fill it no more the 3/4's otherwise the contents won't turn over, breathe and compost as Read More
The warmer the outside air temperature the faster it composts. Putting your composter in a location that gets all day full sun is much better than a shaded location. Even during our mild Northern California bay area winter, the composting process slows to a crawl taking a couple of months to produce a batch. Try to fill it no more the 3/4's otherwise the contents won't turn over, breathe and compost as efficiently as they should. You'll be tempted to "top it off" when you see how much the contents shrink during the composting process. Doing this will add another couple of weeks to a month to finish the batch. Read Less
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July 31, 2014
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According to everything I have read - it takes about 30 days. My first compost has been "cooking" for about 3 weeks and is looking very brown and almost done - so I would say 30 days is accurate.
This time may be affected by where you live - I'm in Southern California and it's very hot here - so the process may be accelerated.
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It depends upon the composition of your compost. Mine takes forever as I can't get the composition of the pile correct and reach a high enough internal temperature.
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October 29, 2012
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It depends on the ingredients in your compost mix, but it can take several weeks--from one to two months--before those ingredients break down into a fine fertilizer.
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From start to finish, the decomposition of organic materials takes about three to four weeks. The design of the tumbler facilitates faster composting times, because the compost aerates more thoroughly through the frequent turning, thereby decomposing the organic materials sooner. The enclosed bin also retains moisture, which accelerates the decomposition. The tumblers are pest-resistant and neater with Read More
From start to finish, the decomposition of organic materials takes about three to four weeks. The design of the tumbler facilitates faster composting times, because the compost aerates more thoroughly through the frequent turning, thereby decomposing the organic materials sooner. The enclosed bin also retains moisture, which accelerates the decomposition. The tumblers are pest-resistant and neater with which to work, especially if you live in a city.
When your compost is finished, you will have what gardeners call "black gold"--rich, dark earth that you add to your garden soil to increase its productivity. Finished compost is full of minerals and nutrients that plants love. Read Less
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There are a lot of variables, ie green versus brown material ratios, moisture, temperatures, etc.
In the dvd, included with the composter, they recommend 4-6 weeks until compost. We live in the north end of the U.S. So, temperatures are cooler here. It took 5 weeks for the first batch. The first batch included 3/4 grass clippings, a little bit of kitchen waste and about 1/4 sawdust
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There are a lot of variables, ie green versus brown material ratios, moisture, temperatures, etc.
In the dvd, included with the composter, they recommend 4-6 weeks until compost. We live in the north end of the U.S. So, temperatures are cooler here. It took 5 weeks for the first batch. The first batch included 3/4 grass clippings, a little bit of kitchen waste and about 1/4 sawdust
Now that we won't be above freezing, I anticpate that only kitchen waste and some sawdust through the winter.
So, spring/summer/fall months for us will be 5-6 weeks until compost. Winter, due to cold temperatures, will be strictly the storage of materials in the composter Read Less
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How high do you fill it? Can I cover the aration bar?

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Conway, AR, USA
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April 2, 2014
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I filled it just to the aeration bar, it holds quite a bit of material. If you add much more than that it becomes hard to turn the barrel.
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I did cover the aeration bar and the end seals leaked while rotating. I suspect they would leak even if it were not filled above the bar as the seals are not captured in a way to hold it flush against the tub.
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January 15, 2014
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We cover the aeration bar in ours. It gets kind of heavy after that point. The tumbler has locking pins and I would recommend leaving them unlocked except for when you are trying to put material in or out. Otherwise they will warp and bend.
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July 24, 2013
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Yes, you can fill it up to the top.
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Is there a tea collector? or an option for one?

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I used two medium concrete mixing tubs from Home Depot 27.5" x 20". Placed end to end under dual composter works very well.
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Hi Audra, the bins are comprised of 6 panels and the 'tea' drips out of random places. You'd have to park the tumbler over a drip pan of some kind in order to capture it. We move it around the garden to a bed that has a cover crop for the year.
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April 25, 2013
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Hi Audra
Unfortunately, we do not carry a tea collector. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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What kinds of things do you put in to be composted

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You can compost items such as leaves, grass clippings, fruit and vegetable peels, and raw egg shells.
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For information about composting, please contact our customer service team at 800-225-3865.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 95 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Liked it while it lasted I have had my composter for 4+ years. It did take a long time to assemble. My pins to hold the barrels in place broke pretty shortly after we purchased it. All of the metal inside of the barrels began rusting shortly after we started using it. When it rains water gets inside of the lid, so when you tumble it you can hear water sloshing around inside of it. The closing mechanism has always been stiff but has been functional and served it's purpose, until today. One of the bars of the latch snapped off when I tried to turn it. It has composted a lot of soil over the last few years, but I don't think I will purchase this model again. July 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great at first, but didn't last When it was shiny and new, this was great. But in about 2 years of use, the clips that control rotation no longer locked into place, the bin leaks gross compost juice from almost every seam, cracks have developed in the joints, and mice (or something) chewed a sizable hole straight through the plastic on one side. Pretty much no longer usable. We didn't use it heavily, and it was in a fairly urban, clean environment. August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good quality Good quality, seems to hold up well to continued use and the weather outside. No stink by the house. It's easy to use. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product I have been using the Composter for about a month. The Compost is developing and I am still adding to the first batch. The second composter is still empty. The unit has small flies (normal) but has little oder and is very easy to add material, rotate to mix and will be easy to empty. I really love the dual composter concept. When if finally get to the second composter/batch I'll have plenty of time for the first batch to cook and complete the final conversion to compost. I even through a chicken in there 3 weeks ago and currently don't see any remains. Assemply was somewhat easy. I did some assembly after sunset and had to disassemble and reassembly the composter drum, but it only resulted in a little extra time. June 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by I am not a mechanic! This product is actually awesome. The problem I had was waiting for almost 8 weeks to receive it. It showed up in a terribly ruined box. Long story short, it sat in pieces on my floor for another month because I was intimidated by the prospect of putting it together. What a chore! Luckily I am pretty good with assembling things. Two days and 6 hours later....we finally got it finished. Works great but GEESH! For something that expensive, it should have better directions and not so much assembly. That being said, it seems to work fine. Adding our first items to the bin now. Will know how well the bins work in a few months. June 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use, and backed by a dependable company! I purchased my dual tumbler 3 years ago and have used it constantly since. Great product! May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well made, solid construction Just assembled this yesterday,it took my son and I about 1.5 hours. Good instructions for the most part. Time will tell if I have any rusting problems with the hinges, and how resistant this will be to a curious bear that has been known to climb our 7' fence. May 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Falls Apart After a little more than a year, both composters started falling apart with the corner locking pieces falling out and the slide bars that lock the sides together creep out of position spilling compost all over your feet. After a few re-insertions of the corner pieces they eventually break apart. I had to place a small kiddy pool underneath them to collect all the compost leaking through the corners. I bought a bag of 16 bolts, 16 nuts and 32 fender washers so I can bolt the beast back together once I empty the current batch of compost. If that works I'll buy another bag of nuts, bolts and washers to fix the other one. August 28, 2015
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