Model # EZC01

Internet #203079686

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12 cu. ft. Compost Wizard

$ 181 79

Overview

In the world of composters, you have two basic choices, Bins and Tumblers. Compost Bins typically hold more than Compost Tumblers but must be aerated constantly. Tumblers aerate easily but usually don't hold as much material. The Compost Wizard resolves both of these short comings. Its massive drum is one of the largest on the market. Handholds allow you to get a grip to optimize your torque unlike complex, crank-driven systems that are clunky and break overtime. The low profile keeps it from blowing over in high winds, helps keep it out of sight, and makes it convenient for loading and unloading material. A common problem with all composters is that you must transport material across the yard which can be heavy. The Compost Wizard's drum can be leveraged off of the base and rolled to your desired location No heavy lifting! And the 16 in. twist lid makes access very easy while also sealing in precious compost tea and keeping out animals. Fresh compost can be made in just 14 days and you only have to turn it once a week or after addition of new material. And to make things easier, it comes completely assembled so you can start composting immediately.
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Product Overview

In the world of composters, you have two basic choices, Bins and Tumblers. Compost Bins typically hold more than Compost Tumblers but must be aerated constantly. Tumblers aerate easily but usually don't hold as much material. The Compost Wizard resolves both of these short comings. Its massive drum is one of the largest on the market. Handholds allow you to get a grip to optimize your torque unlike complex, crank-driven systems that are clunky and break overtime. The low profile keeps it from blowing over in high winds, helps keep it out of sight, and makes it convenient for loading and unloading material. A common problem with all composters is that you must transport material across the yard which can be heavy. The Compost Wizard's drum can be leveraged off of the base and rolled to your desired location No heavy lifting! And the 16 in. twist lid makes access very easy while also sealing in precious compost tea and keeping out animals. Fresh compost can be made in just 14 days and you only have to turn it once a week or after addition of new material. And to make things easier, it comes completely assembled so you can start composting immediately.
  • Made of durable 100% recycled polyethylene plastic and is resistant to fading
  • Black color absorbs heat for fast composting
  • Holds up to 12 cubic feet of compost
  • Rotate once a week that's it
  • 16 in. twist-off lid for easy access and security
  • End air vents create essential ventilation
  • Can be rolled to any location for filling or dispensing
  • Wheeled base makes turning effortless and is completely detachable
  • Delivered fully assembled
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

Product Overview

Model #: EZC01
Internet #: 203079686

In the world of composters, you have two basic choices, Bins and Tumblers. Compost Bins typically hold more than Compost Tumblers but must be aerated constantly. Tumblers aerate easily but usually don't hold as much material. The Compost Wizard resolves both of these short comings. Its massive drum is one of the largest on the market. Handholds allow you to get a grip to optimize your torque unlike complex, crank-driven systems that are clunky and break overtime. The low profile keeps it from blowing over in high winds, helps keep it out of sight, and makes it convenient for loading and unloading material. A common problem with all composters is that you must transport material across the yard which can be heavy. The Compost Wizard's drum can be leveraged off of the base and rolled to your desired location No heavy lifting! And the 16 in. twist lid makes access very easy while also sealing in precious compost tea and keeping out animals. Fresh compost can be made in just 14 days and you only have to turn it once a week or after addition of new material. And to make things easier, it comes completely assembled so you can start composting immediately.

  • Made of durable 100% recycled polyethylene plastic and is resistant to fading
  • Black color absorbs heat for fast composting
  • Holds up to 12 cubic feet of compost
  • Rotate once a week that's it
  • 16 in. twist-off lid for easy access and security
  • End air vents create essential ventilation
  • Can be rolled to any location for filling or dispensing
  • Wheeled base makes turning effortless and is completely detachable
  • Delivered fully assembled
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

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Price
$85.28
$130.55
$139.00
$181.79
Ratings (505) (22) (294) (24)
Capacity (gallons) 37 77 65 90
Product Width (in.) 39 28.4 35.1 28
Composter Type Tumbler Stationary Tumbler Tumbler
Product Height (in.) 36 31.5 43.2 29
Product Depth (in.) 33 28.4 35.8 36
Odorless No No No No
Covered Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
36 in
Assembled Height (in.)
29 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Product Depth (in.)
36
Product Height (in.)
29
Product Width (in.)
28

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
12
Capacity (gallons)
90
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Tumbler
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
40lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
36 in
Assembled Height (in.)
29 in
Assembled Width (in.)
28 in
Product Depth (in.)
36
Product Height (in.)
29
Product Width (in.)
28

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
12
Capacity (gallons)
90
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Tumbler
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
40lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Questions & Answers

We are looking into this for our school. Any idea how many POUNDS of compost material it will hol...

We are looking into this for our school. Any idea how many POUNDS of compost material it will hold? Need to know how many we'll need to order.
Asked by: DrJAW
Can't give you a weight in pounds, but you'll know when it starts to reach it's limits as the barrel will "flatten" out under the load and become hard to turn on the wheels. This is especially true if you use the supplied base - the barrel itself will also then bow out and start to catch on the base making it even harder to turn. Another indication that you've filled it too much is when the lid "pops off" when you are rotating it, as the moving load forces the lid off. You can negate this to some extent by always ensuring that the lid is tightly screwed into the barrel. But, if you do that then you will next reach the final weight limit when the pop rivets holding the lid base into the barrel start to loosen and eventually the whole lid assembly will come off the barrel ..... at which point (or preferably sooner!) you replace the rivets with stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers. So, I always stop filling it no later than the first sign of flattening of the barrel rim where it rotates on the wheels of the base - actually a bit before then if I've judged it correctly. Eyeballing it, I'd say that's when its about 40% full. I then let it "mature" for some time, all the while periodically rotating it. Eventually, when I feel that it's fully composted, I empty the barrel into Homer buckets - and usually fill three 5 gallon buckets. So, a 12 cubic feet Compost Wizard equals 90 gallons - and at the end of the whole process I typically get 15 gallons of good compost from it. Hopefully that also helps to give you some indication .....
Answered by: ske
Date published: 2019-01-29

How is it turned/rotated? I do not see anything in the picture to turn the huge drum.

How is it turned/rotated? I do not see anything in the picture to turn the huge drum.
Asked by: sebastian
You use the recessed area on front and back, either pushing forward or pulling toward you, keeping it rotating using the "handles". Can be challenging when full and damp.
Answered by: Gardner
Date published: 2019-02-06

Why doesn’t have free shipping?

Asked by: Jeff
The size of container plus the box for it. Bulk...
Answered by: W4VAH
Date published: 2018-05-28

Gotta ask. Is there any possibility of bpa leaching into the compost?

Asked by: TonyRock
No, there is no bra leaching into the compost.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-06-29
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Customer Reviews

12 cu. ft. Compost Wizard is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The smaller sizes turn easier I have at 6.5 cubic food Wizard also. I find the smaller wizard turns much easier, since it turns easier, I give the smaller Wizard more rotations than the larger, thus the smaller wizard will mix better and compost better. If I had it to do all over again, I would have bought 2 9-cubic foot Wizards. Though I will likely get another 6.5 and go with the 3, since I compost quite a bit and will use the compost for growing lettuce and other greens, as well as garlic. As note on all composters: None will produce compost in 4 weeks. That claim by makers of composters is only backed up by shredding all material to dust size, mixing to exact formulas of materials, using a moisture meter, and turning 5 times a day.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great concept but the product leaves room for improvement. ... Great concept but the product leaves room for improvement. I ordered this composter for pick-up at my local Home Depot store. The quality of the plastic and general construction leaves room for improvement. The first drum had a split – so I returned it to the store (thank-you HD!) and re-ordered a replacement. The second at least didn’t have a split in the drum – though the way the drum is put together it is far from round and/or concentric. So, when placed on the original base stand and rotated, even though it was empty, it was rubbing on the base stand as it turned. Quite simply, the wheels on which it rests are not large enough to accommodate the non-roundness of the barrel. If it touched and scraped when it was empty – I could see it being impossible to turn when it was fully loaded. This was no surprise as I’d seen this referenced in other reviews. I’d also seen it advised in other reviews to change out the wheel bolts to stainless steel variants to avoid them rusting up – and making the barrel even harder to turn. I’m keen to try a rotating composter, and this seems like the largest (very important for good composting) and best option out there – so I decided to make a new heavy duty base for the barrel to roll on. I attach a photo of the new base stand – made from an 8ft length of 4x6 PT wood and four casters bought from HD. A second photo shows the difference between the original black base and the new base stand. (Even those extra 6 inches of height are a welcome addition to an aging back that has to bend to turn the composter drum). The third photo shows the drum mounted on the new base stand. It now turns very easily – so at least I have no go forward concerns from that perspective. I am dubious about the screw on lid – it easily cross-threads and I can see its riveted mounting coming loose from the drum in the not too distant future. Those rivets are just not long term – I can see some SS nuts and bolts being needed in the not too distant future. We’ve only just started to fill the composter with leaves and kitchen waste – so compost is some months off yet. Hopefully it will produce good compost! P.S. It’s a pity that they don’t sell just the drum without the base for a reduced price. If they did I’d buy one, build a second fit-for-purpose base, and have one composter “curing” whist a second composter was accumulating new garden / kitchen waste.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Very Good Composter I have had the Compost Wizard for a couple of years now. Never tried to compost before, but now I use it almost every day. The size is perfect for us as I add to the contents almost every day. Over this time I learned a lot as no one ever explained everything about composting to me. Do not locate the Compost Wizard on a patio or driveway. After finding out the hard way, I found some space in a planter area in the side yard. That way any liquid coming out of the holes on the ends go into the dirt and will not stain anything. I kept bags of leaves from the Fall (instead of throwing them out) and add them to the composter when it begins to look like it is getting too wet, but not to the point that the additional leaves dries out the contents. I have added worms to the composter to keep the process working. I also try to turn the composter about 5 turns once a day. Once it gets a little over half full I stop adding anything for a week. Then I empty the contents into some very large nursery plant containers to be used later. There the contents will dry out and complete the composting process. Filling up the composter makes it very difficult to turn as it becomes very heavy. While the Compost Wizard is not perfect, it is the best composter I have seen and I would recommend it to anyone who wants or needs a large capacity composter.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissatisfied Container is impossible to turn when 1/2 full. Rollers on base are too small for the container.I am very disappointed!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have only been using the Compost Wizard for a month or so but the material that I loaded in it is... Have only been using the Compost Wizard for a month or so but the material that I loaded in it is breaking down nicely and should provide great compost in a couple more months. I added 2+ cups of Ringer Compost Plus to the mix when loading. This composter seems to be very well made and I especially like the large opening. It makes it much easier to load with a shovel, fork or bucket. It does however, become fairly heavy and takes some effort to turn so I only filled it to a little over half full. I'm really happy with this purchase and would highly recommend it! Money well spent...
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good enough, good value This is the second composter of this model that I own. I bought the first one about 8 years ago and it's still in use. The older one does not include wheels in the base, so the older one is harder to turn. I don't know whether the wheels will last as long. This is the second new composter of this model that I tried to purchase. The base of the first one was broken on two corners. I didn't discover this until I took it home, so I had to drive back to the store to return it. Home Depot handled the return politely. When the replacement arrived, I checked it before loading it into my car. It's obvious from the returned composter and the one I'm now using that quality isn't highly valued by the manufacturer. The composter is made in molded pieces that are apparently later glued or attached together, and the seams are uneven. When I turn the composter on its base, it rubs in parts, even when empty. Nonetheless, it's still easier to turn than my 8 year old model. I paid less than half the current price for the 8 year old composter. Even so, the composter is very competitively priced with current options (or it was when I purchased it in June 2015). Large composters are surprisingly expensive. As some others have said, the lid is hard to close. I usually set it in the hole and turn it counter-clockwise until the threads settle into place, and then turn it clockwise to tighten. It usually takes me two or three tries to get it closed, which probably takes about 5-10 seconds. In spite of the shortcomings, I chose the same model when I purchased a second one. It's functional, has a large capacity, and is reasonably sturdy if you get one that isn't defective. It has fewer parts than some alternatives, which means fewer points of failure. Virtually no assembly is required. It doesn't seem to make compost much faster than my compost piles, but it's more convenient, and neater. I haven't had problems with the rivets that someone else mentioned.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly designed, Riveted top pulled through plastic bin. The lid is placed on top and riveted down. When you roll the product, the compost pushes against the riveted top. My rivets pulled through the plastic making it now impossible to roll the bin. They should have placed the top under the plastic rim instead of over. This would have made it much more sturdy. However, it no longer works, and lasted about 6 months. Wouldn't recommend. JB weld won't fix it either, I tried.
Date published: 2015-02-01
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