Model # 60058

Internet #202458226

Lifetime 80 Gal. Compost Tumbler


80 Gal. Compost Tumbler

  • Lets you reuse kitchen and garden waste in a responsible manner
  • Resulting compost supplies moisture and nutrients to plant life
  • Mixing bin requires minimal exertion to achieve desired results
$152.00 /each

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Product Overview

Create your own compost and reduce landfill waste. With a Lifetime Composter you can easily reduce, reuse, and recycle kitchen and garden waste into a rich organic soil conditioner. Compost helps retain the moisture in your soil and adds rich nutrients for healthy plants. The Lifetime Composter is designed with black, double-walled panels to absorb and retain the heat that decomposes the material. An internal bar mixes the compost and allows the flow of oxygen that is necessary to break down the material into a rich, black organic fertilizer for your garden. Unlike compost bins and other tumbler-style composters, the lightweight 80 Gal. Tumbler easily turns on its axis for balanced rotation saving you the time and effort of turning a compost heap with a pitchfork. You'll also appreciate the locking pin that secures the tumbler and the extra-large removable lid for easy filling and dumping.

  • Center axis balance promotes easy rotation
  • Black double-walled panels are designed to absorb and retain heat
  • Aeration bar provides the right amount of oxygen necessary for material breakdown
  • Powder-coated steel frame provides a sturdy base for the large 80 Gal. bin
  • Galvanized steel feet prevent rusting and deterioration
  • Commercial-grade lid fasteners create a strong, airtight seal
  • Locking pin prevents unwanted rotation while loading and unloading the composter
  • Molded grips provide a firm hold during bin rotation
  • Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the 80gal. Compost tumbler have 3 doors or one door ?

Asked by: tpaulr
One door. It is essentially 3-sided, and two of the sides are screwed together, the third is held on by hinges and levered clamps. The "door" opens very wide and provides plenty of access space.
Answered by: JMichaels
Date published: 2016-09-28

Does the Lifetime 80gal. compost tumbler have 3 doors or just one ?

Asked by: tpaulr
Just one. There are three sides to the shape and one of the sides is the door.
Answered by: APM70
Date published: 2016-10-03

Typically, how long does it take to produce compost?

Asked by: gardenflower
Gardenflower, I think the mfg. says about 4-6 weeks. But, this all depends on what you put into the composter. Example: Lets say you put a 5gal. bucket of grass clipping, 25 sheets of paper and a 1 foot 2x4 in the composter and expect it to be compost in 4 to 6 weeks. It ain't gona happen. You'll have a bunch of dried up grass with 25 sheets of paper and a 2x4. Composting works best in Volume. If you take the same items in different form and volume, lets say 25 gals of grass clipping, 5 to 10 gals of shreaded paper and 1/2 a bucket of sawdust along with a shovel of good ole dirt. Put all of this in the composter and wet down, by the end of a week it should be heating up and decreasing in volume (composting) and the possiblity of compost in 4 to 6 weeks. Again, it work better in volume. With volume it is easier to control the moisture, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon levels which feeds the microbs. Time depends on each person and what they are composting. Typically for me, I keep adding to my composter for about 4 to 5 weeks (+ or -) until I get about 1/2 to 3/4 full on a steady basis and then start my 4 to 6 week composting. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Trapper52
Date published: 2016-09-16


can the deliverer put this together for me?
Asked by: nothandy
I bought It online so assembly was required. It looked complicated so my husband did it.
Answered by: HG75
Date published: 2016-06-03
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Customer Reviews

80 Gal. Compost Tumbler is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 146.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so easy to assemble, a monkey can do it. i read all of these reviews before i finally purchased this on sale at the end of the growing season. i was a bit worried that so many people were saying the directions were hard to follow and it was difficult to assemble by yourself. rather than blindly follow the pictographic instructions, i looked at all of the parts, looked at the instructions and decided by using 4 clamps i could hold the three main parts together and drill and assemble the main barrel all at once then add the legs as the last step. it took me about 20 minutes to build the whole thing. it spins like a champ, it's sturdy and well made and i'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely IS rocket science The unit is very well made, with no cheap plastic or thin metal components. However...the instructions from Hades were the worst thing I have ever seen with an unassembled unit of any type. I am used to reading schematics, wiring and system diagrams, etc. It took me and a very mechanically inclined buddy almost 4 hours to put this together. Most of that time was trying to figure out the symbols, the arrows, and a very strange set of pictorial do-this-first, then do-that-next, all without words. The plastic triangular nuts were the worst to try to get threaded within the V shaped slots. Many unladylike words happened. LOL. I would recommend the product from a design and material point of view, but the manufacturer really needs to make better instructions.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Took a couple of hours to assemble. Picture only assembly instructions. Seems sturdy with 30 lb... Took a couple of hours to assemble. Picture only assembly instructions. Seems sturdy with 30 lbs of wet bunny poo in it. Easy to rotate and drag along the wet grass. Wish I could afford a second one to keep one stewing while filling the other.
Date published: 2017-02-14
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