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: 2017-04-06

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

Asked by: Amy
We live in AZ where the summers are super hot and the composter is black and absorbs a lot of heat so I don't recommend it around children. I've burnt my fingers a couple of times when I forget how hot it could get. If in your area is not so hot you should be fine.
Answered by: ML
Date published: 2017-03-24

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, but it takes several weeks or months to fully compost stuff you put in it, which seems a waste of luggage space
Answered by: WendyTheWigglyWorm
Date published: 2017-04-06
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Customer Reviews

80 gal. Composter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 169.
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 This is a great composter! We now have two of them, and they cook away all season long. My wif... This is a great composter! We now have two of them, and they cook away all season long. My wife found this model, which was recommended by some city in Ohio online. It's easy to assemble, keeps the criters out (not from beneath. You have to net it if you desire that), vents, and transforms yard, garden, and household compost items into great soil.
Date published: 2017-02-18
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As was described by many - easy to assemble the two parts to form the body. Easy to fit the screw... As was described by many - easy to assemble the two parts to form the body. Easy to fit the screw on top and the slide in place lower door. The 4 screw-in stakes are perfect for anchoring the composter to the soil. I also put a 4' x 4', 1/4" mesh screen below first - to protect from pests, and then put the screw-a-stakes in. I feel like it is a good value at $99 - and although I had to order the product, it was at my local Home Depot in about a week. The box it comes in is large - but not excessively. I was surprised at how small it was, actually - but easier understood when you realize that the main shell comes at two inter-connecting cylinders. So far, so good - physically it's great, looks like Darth Vader - assembly was quick and easy, and functionally? We'll see - but it's in and working now.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very simple to put together and use. As expected,... Very simple to put together and use. As expected, will be buying a second one in the future.
Date published: 2017-02-18
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 3 out of 5 by from Very Good but not GREAT Overall I am happy with this product. This is the second one I bought. It works well but will break if you don't empty it after too long. I was disappointed to see that the new version doesn't come with a floor component.
Date published: 2016-10-26
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