Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 142
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Su F Still compost after all these years
I got this composter three years ago. It was not the first composter unit I bought, but it was the last!
It's still working for me, and when I remember to go tumble regularly, makes compost pretty quickly. When I don't remember, it's still working for me.
October 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sally Very nice looking.
I had been looking at this type of composter for a while, for the price I couldn't go wrong.
It does take two to put together.
October 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JMichaels Very good composter
We looked around a bit trying to find a large, tumbling composter that wasn't $500+ and this was it.
Putting it together was relatively easy, though instead of nuts and bolts, it uses screws and these odd, 3-sided-star-shaped plastic nuts that can be a little bit awkward to hold. Assembly is pretty much a two-person job, as driving the screws through the outside into the plastic receiver nuts on the inside is not really do-able by one person.
Once it is together, it is a really good size - large enough that you can get a good amount of composting material inside, not so large that it's too heavy to rotate when it's loaded. It is well-balanced and spins easily on the axle, and the aerating bar inside ensures that material turns over and doesn't just slide around as you rotate the bin.
VERY satisfied with this product. The only question now is whether it will hold up over time, but I'd definitely recommend it at this point. If it does, I'd change this rating to excellent across the board.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by APM70 Love This Compost Tumbler!
I've wanted to compost the many leaves we accumulate from the trees in our yard along with the garden materials from the flowers and vegetables I grow and the kitchen scraps we accumulate. I tried composting on the ground, but found that difficult, especially turning it frequently with a shovel since I have back trouble. I recently purchased the Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler from Home Depot and I love it. Assembly took several hours but was easy and the instructions with drawings of each part made understanding them simple. The 80 gallon capacity is great. I emptied the contents of the bag from my lawn vacuum twice along with one bag from my hand held leaf blower using the vacuum attachment. Both of these shred the leaves which will help with composting. My wife saves kitchen scraps in empty coffee cans and I put three of these in along with some water and gave the tumbler several turns. Turning only required a little effort and the large hand holds were well spaced with comfortable grips. I would recommend this compost tumbler to anyone wanting do composting.
October 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nick Very Good
I read a lot of reviews before buying this and I actually bought two at the same time. This review is mostly about the assembly.
A lot people complained about assembly in the reviews. It does take time the first time through (I took about 4 hours), but the instructions are fine if you read them. I was able to do most of the assembly myself. A couple of screw caps I needed help with simply because my arms are not long enough to reach. The second one I assembled in about an hour.
I have had the two for a couple of weeks. It rained and as far as I could tell there was no rain that got inside.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Magical So far so good.
The instructions are pictorial so it takes a bit of studying to follow.
Only needed help putting the nuts on the screws down in the bottom. Could have left them off it I did not have a helper.
Nice earthy smell each time I open the lid to add more. That means it is working correctly.
July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dirtman Great compost
Works great. Our plants are growing nicely. We are very satisfied.
October 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JB3128 80 Gallon Compost Barrel
Rough design, leaks in two areas. No quality seal.
October 11, 2016