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Lifetime

Model 60028

Internet #202963958

65 gal. Compost Tumbler

$123.74 /each

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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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Can this compost tumbler be purchased in a store?

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March 25, 2012
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March 25, 2014
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I don't think so. Went to the store and could not find one. Although, they will ship to the store after you order and that allows you to pick it up from there.
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May 7, 2013
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Our local store did not have it in stock, but "Ship to store" is a great option
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July 31, 2012
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Our local Home Depot did not have the 65 gal tumbler in stock so we purchased it on line. It was delivered promptly.
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July 31, 2012
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No, on-line only
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June 5, 2012
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I could not buy it at the store. I could only buy it on line so it made it risky but it was a good purchase.
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May 14, 2012
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I believe so, I order mine on line, with free shipping.
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Hoquiam, WA, USA
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May 14, 2012
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I got mine in a store but was so check locallt told they don't usually stock them
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April 12, 2012
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No - I believe it's only available online.
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March 27, 2012
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You can find out if Home Depot carries this product in their store by calling their Customer Service department at 1 800 466 3337.
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How do I harvest compost while continuously adding new items to the mix?

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Baton Rouge, LA
August 3, 2012
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"?
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April 23, 2015
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Get a second composter and alternate between the two. There is not great way.
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April 3, 2015
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I don't think you can. I bought a second one so that I could alternate.
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March 25, 2014
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Here is what I do. I have a corrugated tub where I store organic matter until my current batch is done. After 60-90 days when a batch is done, I add the stuff from my tub and start another cycle. If you plan your garden correctly, you can run the cycle Spring, Summer, Fall plants and compost after each.
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July 1, 2013
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You need to add enough to make mulch, but to complete the process you do have to stop adding. There is no sifter or separator. I have 3 units and I start 1, then start 2 when I have enough inside 1 and so on.
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May 7, 2013
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We usually harvest about half the compost when ready and feed it new stuff to always keep it growing.
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September 4, 2012
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It has no built-in sifter. You'll have to stop adding to the batch when it's about 2/3 full to allow room for air and tumbling. Then continue to rotate and let the compost cook. Meanwhile, you'll have to start another pile elsewhere that you can add to the tumbler when you've emptied the finished compost.
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August 6, 2012
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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.
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whjat kind of warranty comes with this product,and how long does it take to make compost?

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March 8, 2012
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March 25, 2014
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Don't know about the warranty. Composting takes anywhere from 60 to 90 days.
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Has a 5 year limited warranty and take 8-10 months in a tumbler. However it could take longer if the enviroment (organic material, moisture, etc) is not adequate.
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June 5, 2012
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I don't exactly remember how long the warranty is but at least a year I think. The time for composting varies with the weather. I live in the desert so it speeds things up. In the summer, I can compost things in about a month as a long as I keep it watered. In the winter, about 3 months.
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May 13, 2012
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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.
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March 12, 2012
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This composter is covered by a 5 yr. limited factory warranty. Because of the large internal aeration bar, it cooks the compost quite quickly. Many variables determine the length of time it takes to cook, but under ideal conditions (weather, mixture, and regular rotating), it can take as little as two weeks.
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Is this compost bin rodent proof?

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It seals up pretty tightly. I have not had any rodent issues.
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There's no room for rodents to enter (unless it's left open, of course). Bugs are an entirely different matter. But it's compost, for pity's sake. Bugs help the decaying process. If the bin is close to your home, this might be a problem. We opted to sprinkle a thin trail of boric acid completely around the bin to mitigate any possible bug migration to our house. (But, of course, flying bugs weren't Read More
There's no room for rodents to enter (unless it's left open, of course). Bugs are an entirely different matter. But it's compost, for pity's sake. Bugs help the decaying process. If the bin is close to your home, this might be a problem. We opted to sprinkle a thin trail of boric acid completely around the bin to mitigate any possible bug migration to our house. (But, of course, flying bugs weren't affected...) Read Less
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Yes, it would keep the rodents out, however the latches on mine just failed after 36 days in use, thus dumping the contents onto the ground.
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There hasn't been any testing done on this product to check for rodent resistance.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 122 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good looking composter It was relatively easy to assemble although I didn't follow the order of instruction steps. Much easier to fill and rotate than tumbler style. It has been in use only a little over a month but have had no problems with latches or anything as others seem to have had. I believe a slightly larger drill bit, say 1/32" larger, makes it easier to put the screws through the two pieces and be able to feel the tightness into the plastic nuts without stripping them. Other than that no real problems, just a couple of hours to assemble. August 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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! August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excited to start compsosting The composter is as described; it needs assembled, which was a good project for my boys to help with. The packaging of the small parts could have been better. There were some washers that were loose in the box during and 2 were missing. I replaced them from the hardware store. Sturdy bin and frame. I can't give the long term results of the product yet. I hope to have many years of service from it. August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solid composter I read the reviews and still bought this composter. It is solid and can handle heavy loads of organic material. The only tricky part was the hole drilling and assembly there should be a better way to line up the panels and then drill the holes but I got it together and am happy with it. I have had one load already. August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Composter Assembly instructions clear and easy tollow. I don't what else you want in a review. This review experience isn't too great though the rest of the online shopping experience was. Enough now? August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 65 gal composter Hard to assemble. Some of it could easily have been pre-assembled at the factory. One part was broken on arrival and quickly replace. Another part (hinge bolt) was broke during assembly. Still waiting for replacement (about 2 weeks). August 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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 nail....so 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. September 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good composter, flawed instructions This is the second Lifetime 65 gal. composter I've purchased and both suffered from the same annoying misdirection in assembly instructions. I assumed the first time around the mistake was my own, so I took EXTRA time and care with the second one, following instructions precisely. Same problem with placement of two of the hinge bolts. This time I was unable to unbolt it to move it to correct area and had to hacksaw it out. Lifetime did send me replacement bolt, which took about 2 weeks to arrive. I urged them to review their instructions carefully as I was now sure it was their error, not mine. May 10, 2016
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