Model # 60028

Internet #202963958

Lifetime 65 gal. Compost Tumbler


65 gal. Compost Tumbler

$116.57 /each

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Product Overview

Featuring a 65 gal. (8.7 cu. ft.) capacity, the lifetime compost tumbler is the perfect addition to your backyard. The ingenious tumbler design easily turns on its axis for balanced rotation, and the internal aeration bar mixes compost and provides air flow. Constructed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the 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. 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.

  • 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
  • Internal aeration bar mixes compost and allows air flow
  • Aesthetically pleasing appearance - no more messy compost heaps
  • Compost material is enclosed - helps keep pests out
  • Convenient loading height
  • Sturdy 1.25 in. diameter steel tubing frame
  • How to compost guide included
  • All hardware included
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Made in China




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Customer Questions & Answers

How do I harvest compost while continuously adding new items to the mix?

Does this composter come with a built-in sifter or something like that? If I'm constantly adding new items to my batch how will it ever get "done"?
Asked by: Anonymous
You add new ingredients until the composter is full and then you leave it alone and let it "cook" for a few weeks until it has broken down into compost. Lifetime also offers a dual composter with two composting bins which allows you to start a new batch while the old batch is cooking.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2017-02-11

another way to fit hinge?

Lot of negative reviews on the hinge..has anyone tried drilling and using bolt, or something creative to replace the existing hinge? Photo does not offer opportunity to look at it carefully.
Asked by: Ed

From the reviews, it sounds like there was an issue with weak door latches in 2015. Has this been resolved?

If not, is there some way to rig it so the doors stay closed? Sounds like a great product, if so.
Asked by: Jr
Our door latches work fine. We have had the composter for over a year, and use it often.
Answered by: Susan
Date published: 2017-02-05

Can this compost tumbler be purchased in a store?

Asked by: Anonymous
Our local store did not have it in stock, but "Ship to store" is a great option
Answered by: Irish76
Date published: 2015-09-17

when will it go on sale?

also do I need to asemble it
Asked by: pete
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Answered by: THDCustomerSupport
Date published: 2015-11-05

Is this compost bin rodent proof?

Asked by: Alexandra
There hasn't been any testing done on this product to check for rodent resistance.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2015-09-20

whjat kind of warranty comes with this product,and how long does it take to make compost?

Asked by: Anonymous
5 year warranty and I bet they never have a claim - it is that sturdy. Makes compost faster than non-tumbling types but I don't have a timing yet. Has air circulation tube suspended inside so it has airflow but does not leak.
Answered by: jimgggg
Date published: 2016-03-14

Will it compost a walnut based cat litter?

I am about to switch to a walnut based cat litter which claims to be 100% annually renewable & biodegradable. (Do not know what they mean by "annually renewable".) It was recommended to compost the litter instead of disposing in household trash in plastic bags. Will the (used) cat litter compost in this bin? Do not plan to include household organics with the litter, but perhaps will add yard debris.
Asked by: LMC
It may. We eat a lot of pistacio and other nuts and I put all the shells in. They do compost.
Answered by: Susan
Date published: 2017-02-05
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Customer Reviews

65 gal. Compost Tumbler is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 131.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use & move, assembly took time, spare part We have had this four years, find it easy to use and to move when mowing grass - grab the crossbar and slide it sideways on its "skis". Assembly took longer than I expected, but the directions were all accurate; it took my preteen son and me maybe 2.5-4 hours (it was a long time ago). The pivot bolt for the lid broke on one side this year, and in these reviews we saw that they can send replacement parts. I called and they mailed me four at no charge (there are just 2 on the composter, so I have 3 spares). I waited a full month for them to arrive, but they came in the mail. By the way, I think the pivot bolt breaks when the lid slides off unintentionally when you have it all the way open with the composter tilted back. The lid is designed to lift easily off the pivots, but when you let it slip off in a crooked way, it can bend and eventually break the bolt.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm Happy A couple hours labor and I was in business. I like it so far seems to be working great. I filled it up and added a few layers with Some starter in it watered and now I am adding daily until I get the soil I am looking for. So far so good!
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have used this for a year now, and it's excellent. We put in all kitchen garbage, all lawn cl... We have used this for a year now, and it's excellent. We put in all kitchen garbage, all lawn clippings and trimmings, plus dead plants with root ball attached, and they all break down just fine. The only things that don't quickly break down are branches or sticks bigger than about 1/4 inch diameter. I like the way it locks in place and unlocks when you want to turn it. The opening is big so you can easily dump your mower catcher full of grass. I use a hay fork to distribute the contents evenly. The purchase price is the only cost, and it sure beats having your yard waste hauled off every week.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from RIDICULOUS TO ASSEMBLE...part broke w/in a year As several others have said, this thing is absurdly time consuming and difficult to put together. My partner build our house, every pipe, wire and he has more than enough know-how and tools, yet it took close to 6 hours....including a lunch break. The ring that connects the lid to a bolt, so it can swing open and closed, broke within a year, and we see no way on this website to replace that part or even the lid. When we get sick enough of it we will likely buy another tumbler, but likely not from this company.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We *love* this tumbler. When we moved, we left a larger Lifetime tumbler behind, but this one is ... We *love* this tumbler. When we moved, we left a larger Lifetime tumbler behind, but this one is plenty big. The best change is that it's so much easier to turn the barrel, as opposed to our other one. Assembly is a bit tricky - pay attention to every little diagram - but it's sturdy and the clips have stayed tight in the 5 months so far. The pin that locks it in position might freeze in our icy weather, so I'm not planning on using it. I don't see a need, anyway.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I had this delivered to my local store for a Christmas gift. I was disappointed when I picked it ... I had this delivered to my local store for a Christmas gift. I was disappointed when I picked it up in that the box was dented and ripped and retaped many times. The box was also filthy. It took almost two hours to put this tumbler together. I am a contractor and have all the tools so it's not that I'm not handy. It seems like a quality made product and well thought out. The final product is great and am happy with it in the end.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Assembly! Really! Took two adults, one with welding and car repair experience to put this together. Eight man hours total. Drilling the holes in the plastic, no problem, but when you put the parts together the holes didn't line up. Looks great now that it is together, we'll see how it goes. Would only recommend for someone who has patience and master assembly experience.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The compost tumbler functions well enough. We have not used it long enough to know. I assembled... The compost tumbler functions well enough. We have not used it long enough to know. I assembled the unit by myself in two sessions of about 2 hours each. Assembly is a bit tedious, but explained well enough. An electric screwdriver is a must. I've turned the use of it over to my wife. She seems to be pleased with it so far.
Date published: 2017-01-04
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