Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 29
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Homeowningsinglemom Great First Composter
I decided to try composting and bought this online. I wanted something small and inexpensive to begin with as I wasn't sure if I would actually keep up with it. I read all the reviews for this one and the couple of complaints made me a little nervous, particularly the ones about animals getting in as I have plenty of raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, skunks and even a possum or two around my property. Regardless I decided to give it a try. When it arrived the stakes were missing. I called Home Depot and they told me they would send stakes and it would take up to two weeks for them to arrive. Four days later I had stakes and a few extras. This bin was incredibly easy to set up and use, about 15 minutes with a hammer. It does lean a bit as it is mesh and wire but that doesn't seem to affect the performance at all and I haven't had any problems with animals getting in. I do make sure to bury my kitchen waste when I add it in to help eliminate the smell and that seems to work just fine. It is mesh and a determined raccoon would have no trouble getting in, but a determined raccoon can get through almost anything, so I find that taking a moment to lessen the temptation is the only realistic defense against animals. My only complaint is that my yard, although not very big (I live in a 60s era subdivision) produces more waste than this bin can handle at one time so some of it goes into a separate yard-waste can. Although it does compost from full down to half in about 4 days, so I can process quite a lot for the size. I will probably buy another bin and do the two-bin system. Overall a fantastic product for the price.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tennegon Great Composter
I knew this would be the ideal composter for me, and I purchased two. It is lightweight, a breeze to set up, begin using and is quite sturdy, despite being a mesh that allows the compost to aerate.
I wasn't sure about the lid at first, but sometimes I have it on, and at others I leave it off. The four fasteners around the top are very easy to use but sturdy.
I've used other compost bins in the past, but this is the best so far. Can't imagine even considering anything else now.
June 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Mwmw Only for yard waste
I have had the composter six days and an animal has already chewed through the side, making the unit unusable. I live in a suburb of a major urban area so it was almost certainly a small animal. The composter should be used only for yard waste, not food waste.
June 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MARY THE PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK WELL
THE WEBSITE SAYS LIMITED "LIFETIME" WARRANTY BUT THE PRODUCT HAS ONLY A ONE YEAR WARRANTY THRU THE MANUFACTURER. IT IS NOT STABLE - LEANS ALOT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO TO KEEP IT UPRIGHT. IT IS JUST WEBBING AND WILL NOT LAST.
June 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by cheryl Nice Bin
I ordered this bin so I could finally start composting. I love that it is so light and also that it can be easily stored in winter. It is a touch unsteady (wobbly) but that is probably due to the spring and mesh design. Overall I think this bin will work out fine for my needs.
August 24, 2011