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The Earth Machine

Model # NPL-300

Internet # 202837860

80 gal. Composter

$109.00 /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

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.) 
33 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
33 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
16 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
16 
Product Height (in.) 
33 
Product Width (in.) 
33 

Details

Assembly Required 
Yes 
Capacity (cu. Ft.) - Total 
10 
Capacity (gallons) 
80 
Color Family 
Black 
Composter Type 
Stationary 
Covered 
Yes 
Landscape Supply Type 
Composter 
Low Odor 
Yes 
Odorless 
No 
Product Weight (lb.) 
16 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 

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

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It is open to the ground. If you have gophers or moles I would suggest placing some Chicken wire underneath. You can also deter those critters by occasionally adding human hair to the compost
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January 22, 2016
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Don't use a cloth and the worms will have at it making it so much better and you'll get lots of beneficial worms.
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January 20, 2016
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you put down, underneath the bottom, 1/4" ground cloth, aka chicken wire, and then screw the composter into the ground over said ground cloth. this prevents rodents and what not from burrowing and getting into.
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This does not have a bottom and the compost mixture sits on open ground.
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July 29, 2015
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There is no bottom. It is open to the ground.
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July 18, 2015
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it is open to the ground---no bottom.
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do you have to turn the compost?

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Yes. You want to keep the material from becoming compacted.
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January 22, 2016
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Not if you layer it with something dry like leaves or straw and leave the bottom open to dirt, it just takes a little longer.
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October 14, 2015
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Yes, once every 1 -2 weeks and add some water.
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Yes, you have to turn the compost.
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Does this composted get hot? I have small children so I wondering if it's safe the have in the yard.

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I did notice while"stiring" that the contents were warmer than expected, but not as warm as the exterior when conducting heat from direct sunlight. It should pose no problem for the children.
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The composter does not get hot. It is safe to use around small children.
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February 19, 2016
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The composter will not get hot.
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what are the dimensions?

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The manufacturer says, "Unit dimensions when assembled: 33" diameter by 33" high."
That sounds more reasonable than what Home Depot has posted (33"x16"x33"). It's ROUND! How can it be only 16" deep if it's 33" wide? Trust the manufacturer's specs.
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May 11, 2015
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This product measures 16" deep, 33" wide and 33" tall.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 138 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect Size The Composter was easy to assemble. I like that I can vent it or make it airtight. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy button Easy to order, easy to assemble, easy to use. What more could anyone ask for? May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Longlasting and solid This is our second earth machine. We produce so much compost that one wasn't enough. The first earth machine we inherited from our neighbors and I'm not sure about it's age, but it worked fine for more than 5 years. It's light weight and design make it easy to move, yet, keeps critters out and keeps the compost contained, moist and dark to ensure fast disintegration. April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect... exactly what I wanted Very easy to assemble. There is plenty of room for household and garden scraps. July 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Composter I already had one of these and needed another. Easy to put together. This Composter works really well, especially if you seed it with some worms. The one from Home Depot did not come with a screen at the bottom like the one I already had so I had to improvise with some hardware cloth. January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Always the best for all season composting! I love this product. I have had several of these over the years and it composts evenly without the need to turn. I especially appreciate its size and how much it fits so that I can compost all winter (and winters last a long time in Chicago). In the spring/summer, there is luscious compost on the bottom that is scooped out from the trap door. I highly recommend this bin for its value and performance! December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is just what I was looking for. This took a little work to put together, but once it was built and put in place, it works fine. I am new to composting, so time will tell. I like the wide, locking lid to keep critters out and it is easy to access to add items and stir the pile. Overall, a good deal. May 8, 2014
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