Model # IM 4000

Internet #202672114

Store SKU #468318

FCMP Outdoor Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting
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FCMP Outdoor

Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting

  • Made from durable u.v. resistant plastic
  • Space efficient size
  • Adjustable air vents
$ 79 79
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Product Overview

  • Made from durable u.v. resistant plastic
  • Space efficient size
  • Adjustable air vents
This unique tumbling composter features two chambers fill one side, while the other side cures, making it easy to efficiently convert your kitchen and yard waste into rich soil enhancing compost. Just load it up, close the sliding door and use the convenient built- in hand holds to give it a turn every couple days and see how it produces finished compost in weeks. The tumbling composter is made with recycled, uv inhibited, black plastic which absorbs heat and is designed to be rodent-proof. Help divert waste from landfill or costly processing and turn your own organic waste into compost in your own backyard.
  • Easy turn barrel with convenient built- in hand holds
  • Made from durable, u.v. resistant plastic with recycled content and includes a strong steel frame, which will last for many years
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Rodent resistant
  • Space efficient size with 5 cu. ft. or 140 litre capacity
  • Made in North America

Product Overview

  • Made from durable u.v. resistant plastic
  • Space efficient size
  • Adjustable air vents
Model #: IM 4000
Sku #: 468318
Internet #: 202672114

This unique tumbling composter features two chambers fill one side, while the other side cures, making it easy to efficiently convert your kitchen and yard waste into rich soil enhancing compost. Just load it up, close the sliding door and use the convenient built- in hand holds to give it a turn every couple days and see how it produces finished compost in weeks. The tumbling composter is made with recycled, uv inhibited, black plastic which absorbs heat and is designed to be rodent-proof. Help divert waste from landfill or costly processing and turn your own organic waste into compost in your own backyard.

  • Easy turn barrel with convenient built- in hand holds
  • Made from durable, u.v. resistant plastic with recycled content and includes a strong steel frame, which will last for many years
  • Adjustable air vents
  • Rodent resistant
  • Space efficient size with 5 cu. ft. or 140 litre capacity
  • Made in North America

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Name Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting Exaco 43 Gal. Mr. Spin Dual Chamber Compost Tumbler 80 gal. Composter 50 gal. Compost Wizard Dueling Tumbler
Brand FCMP Outdoor King Star The Earth Machine
Ratings (464) (15) (316) (11)
Capacity (gallons) 37 43 80 50
Product Width (in.) 39 38.5 33 25
Composter Type Tumbler Tumbler Stationary Tumbler
Product Height (in.) 36 37 33 22
Product Depth (in.) 33 26 16 29
Odorless No No No No
Covered Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
26 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Product Depth (in.)
33
Product Height (in.)
36
Product Width (in.)
39

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
5
Capacity (gallons)
37
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Tumbler
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
30lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
26 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Product Depth (in.)
33
Product Height (in.)
36
Product Width (in.)
39

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
5
Capacity (gallons)
37
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Tumbler
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
30lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Questions & Answers

I would like to know if the chambers are able to be disassembled, such to carry it easily. The containers seem to be too big .

Could you please send some photos of a composter not assembled?
Asked by: Mariale
The chambers can be disassembled, but it's very time consuming... and then you'll have to assemble it again, which is no quick task. If you're transporting the unit, your best bet is just to take the legs off and move the whole thing.
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2019-02-02

Can I compost cooked oat meal leftovers and cooked lentils? How can I check my compost is working?

Hello, I have only had this since Sunday- for 3 days and I can see the compost is not happening. It is not heating up and it is starting to look like rotting food. I added dried leaves to the kitchen scraps. I also added the organic compost starter that I purchased. Please, any advice would be helpful. I need this to work! It is only attracting flies so far!
Asked by: Teo
you can not add cooked foods research what you can add to your compost that is why you are not seeing results
Answered by: Dianw
Date published: 2018-12-10

How wide is the opening?

How easy is it to get the compost out? Do you just turn and dump or scoop out?
Asked by: ValMlin
each side is about a foot
Answered by: mike
Date published: 2018-03-01

how many gallons is this?

Asked by: 12ji23nx
looks about 30 gallons, about like those small rain barrels
Answered by: mike
Date published: 2018-03-01
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Customer Reviews

Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 461.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love our composter I am really new to composting though my husband used to do it many years back. He was not at all happy about using a tumbler as he has always used a 3 box layout side by side and turning it manually. As we have gotten older he didn't want to compost because he didn't want to have to do the turning over anymore. Fair enough, so after reading a lot of reviews and doing some research I went and purchased this model without him knowing. We (both) couldn't be happier. We don't add the grass clippings from our property because it just wouldn't fit (large rural property) but it is big enough for all our other garden scraps and left over food scraps. I've been turning it every couple of days for the past 6 weeks and it's looking good. Will have to wait a little longer as we only just stopped adding things within the last week and started filling the second container. We love this tumbler. Also was a great price with Home Depot and free shipping....very happy!
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pain to assemble - over 56 bolts!!!! Once together it seems like a good product. would not buy again pain to assemble - over 56 bolts!!!! Once together it seems like a good product. would not buy again
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had this exact product for about 4 or 5 years now. It's holding up beautifully and works re... I've had this exact product for about 4 or 5 years now. It's holding up beautifully and works really well once you get past the learning curve of composting. My biggest tips for this particular composter are that compost starter is your friend, and so is the SUN. Heat breaks things down faster, so putting this black beast in the sun really speeds up the composting process. The first couple of years I had it in a shady spot and it was sloooooooooooooooooow going. Like, it took ages to get anything out of it. But now I have it in a sunny location, add a little water regularly (I live in a warm, dry climate), and now we're in business. The "weeks" claim is still a bit optimistic, but a couple months and you've got something. Criticisms? It can be a little difficult to turn, especially when fully loaded. Some sort of handle that protrudes would be easier than the depressions for grip. And the depressions, if not hosed out regularly, become bustling nurseries for pods of black widow eggs in my area. All in all, though, I love this thing, and it remains the longest running, most fun science experiment in our family.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cons: Assembly is time consuming. LOTS of bolts and screws. Eight panels, each one had several... Cons: Assembly is time consuming. LOTS of bolts and screws. Eight panels, each one had several attachment points that had to be connected and tightened. Took me a couple of hours to assemble this. Pros: Sturdy, long lasting, easy to use.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice size, nice price For a small backyard garden, especially in a city where rodents might be a problem, this is a great solution. This definitely isn't the fanciest tumbler-style composter on the market, but you really can't beat the price (I somehow doubt that the $400+ models make that much better compost than this one does..). It assembles fairly easily but will take you a little while as there are about 6 screws for each of the side panels. When I finished it I noticed that some of panels don't have the most perfectly snug fit, but for the purposes for this product that's probably not a big deal. The twin compartment feature is great - it's taken about 3-4 weeks of gathering kitchen and yard waste (for two people) to fill one side - now that can cook as we work on filling the other side. At this rate we'll have fresh compost for the garden all season.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little unit Firit; its 's "SUPPOSED" to leak; thats how rain water gets out. Many people use this TEA for new plants. Next, if its slimy and wet you need more dry material. Basicly its 2 to 1 of green/kitchen scraps to dry material IE leaves, dried grass ect. You should layer, leaves, wet, garbage, wet, some garden soil to add micro organisms, then more dry grass/ or leaves. FINALY dampen. YOU SHOULD ONLY DAMPEN EACH LAYER. It heats up in a few days and you rotate "one turn", every few days add kitchen scraps and then a layer of dead stuff, in the summer sprinkle with some water, and rotate ONCE every couple of days. If it smells or gets slimy its too wet and you need more dry material. After about teo weeks move it to the finished side and use a little between layers of garbage and dry leaves/grass as a starter.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks and works great! This was a little hard to assemble. My son helped me and we used the online video which helped a lot. Leave the top screws loose on the first piece as the last piece will go underneath that first piece. It gets heavy as you fill it up so put it where you want it to start with. When you stop turning the drum, keep hands pulled back as it can reverse spin a little because of the weight and it can hurt. I am 73, have a bad back, so it's a great asset to me that I don't have to manually turn the compost. It blends in nicely with the landscape and I especially like having it close so I can add to it whenever I want. However, the opening is a little small so I have to keep my scraps in a small container so they can be emptied into it without spilling them all over the place. I haven't had it long and got a late start so I don't have a finished product yet, plus it turned cold too quick, but it's almost ready. Just wondering how to empty it. I guess I'll put a small piece of tarp down or a bucket underneath it, slide the lid open, turn the drum and let it fall out. So far, I am very happy with this composter and would recommend it.
Date published: 2012-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the small yard gardener This composter is exactly what I was looking for and at a considerably lower price than my favorite on-line garden supply resource. It fits nicely in a corner of my 10 ft. square patio and will provide compost for my 10 ft. square garden area and potted plants. The two separate bins are small enough so that each one should take only a couple of months to fill up from my 1-person kitchen scraps along with leaves from overhanging tree next to my patio. It took me a couple of hours to put the frame and bin together, which includes the time spent taking off the first two panels because I somehow let one end piece get out of alignment with the other end. The directions with the composter weren't much help to me so I printed the pictures and instructions from their website. I had no problem following these instructions. The bin went together easily, although it's tricky getting the first 2 panels on, but after the 1st 2 panels it goes together easily.
Date published: 2013-03-15
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