Model # NPL-300

Internet #202837860

The Earth Machine 80 gal. Composter
0772499000013

The Earth Machine

80 gal. Composter

$99.00 /each

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Product Overview

The Earth Machine is a durable backyard compost bin designed to compost food and yard waste. It will produce an all-natural soil conditioner, which provides gardens with much needed nutrients, while helping to retain moisture in the soil.

  • Easy snap-together assembly takes only minutes
  • Large capacity 80 gallon
  • Vertical and horizontal columnar ventilation, no corners for materials to dry out
  • Convenient 13 in. x 16.5 in. harvest door
  • Manufactured from recycled material
  • Twist locking lid

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Customer Questions & Answers

does this have a bottom, or is it open to the ground?

Asked by: Jean
It's open.
Answered by: Cowgurl
Date published: 2017-02-09

Does this composted get hot? I have small children so I wondering if it's safe the have in the yard.

Asked by: Amy
Ours has never gotten very hot, only as hot as a plastic lawn chair in the sun. Our young one enjoys interacting with the compost/er in all seasons.
Answered by: Ashley
Date published: 2016-12-06

do you have to turn the compost?

Asked by: polly
That's your prerogative.
Answered by: Diana2016
Date published: 2016-10-11

Can this composter bin fit in the trunk of a car?

Asked by: CJ
Yes. It comes in pieces and the box fit easily in the back of my Jeep Sport.
Answered by: Cowgurl
Date published: 2017-02-09
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Customer Reviews

80 gal. Composter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 158.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is our second one. We loved our first so much but we needed a second one for the amount of c... This is our second one. We loved our first so much but we needed a second one for the amount of compostable material we produce. We plan to fill one and then fill the other while the first one cooks. Most households can probably make use of a single one, but we produce a lot of material through the garden, etc. Two items to note are that this is not a tumbler model, which means you need to manually mix the contents with a pitchfork or other device, and that the composter sits on the ground, which means animals could potentially burrow into it unless you use a wire mesh to prevent this. We have raccoons and other pest species, but they have never burrowed under. One last item of note, weathering (i.e. freezing and thawing) can cause the plastic to become brittle, so be careful with that pitchfork!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best composter on the market I bought my first Earth Machine through a city program a couple of decades ago. I used it through season after season until I finally needed to replace it recently. The design of this is perfect; with the door in the bottom, you can scoop out material that has already decomposed without disturbing the new stuff on top. It's solid and rugged and will sit quietly in a corner of your garden just doing its thing. Great product!
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a keeper I was considering returning this composter because it had no bottom.It sat for about a week,then someone helped me put it together. My conern was that animals would burrow uderneath. To prevent this from happening I placed flat metal Fencing under the composter. I am very very satisfied.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Composter I have purchased a number of these products over the years. It has sometimes been difficult to find until I happened to find it at Home Depot. They don't seem to last as long as in the past. So, I will be buying another one in the new future. I keep 5 working at one time.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Composter I haven't had this composter long enough to know if it really works as advertzed. The cover does not work well. The two pieces of the body does not attached properly so that when the cover is turned to open position the two pieces came apart so I have to leave the cover at the open position.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought one of these about 15 years ago and was always very pleased with its creating good compo... I bought one of these about 15 years ago and was always very pleased with its creating good compost. I moved last year and needed a new compost bin so I stayed true to a great system for composting garden and kitchen waste. The last one also provided me with many worms for any fishing trips.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my 3rd Earth Machine. The original 2 I purchased from our town about 10 years ago for onl... This is my 3rd Earth Machine. The original 2 I purchased from our town about 10 years ago for only $80. The Recycling Committee facilitated this project to encourage composting. I continue to be VERY satisfied with this product. 5 STARS for sure!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally--a composter that works. And it was easy to assemble and just the right size for turning ... Finally--a composter that works. And it was easy to assemble and just the right size for turning the composting material. It's HEAVY duty plastic that should last for decades. Plus, it is very attractive; looks like R2D2 in the garden.
Date published: 2017-02-09
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