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Greenes 309.17 Gal. Cedar Wood Stationary Composter

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  • Create the perfect environment for maintaining natural compost
  • Open design provides airflow to help rotate waste regularly
  • Naturally rot- and insect- resistant, chemical-free cedar
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About This Product

Create an environmentally friendly, economic composting system with Greenes Composting Bins. These cedar bins allow you to turn household waste into a natural food for your lawn, garden, and flower beds. Simply layer greens (such as vegetable and fruit peelings, coffee grounds, tea bags, and grass clippings) and browns (such as eggshells, cardboard, corncobs, and cotton towels) and allow materials to begin to compost. The bins' open design makes it easy to turn the pile every 2-weeks to 3-weeks with a shovel or pitchfork to aerate the product and speed up the breakdown process. Depending on the climate and the mix of materials, your compost will be ready to use in 3-month to 12-months. To keep a continuous supply, create a multi-bin system with our add-on kits, after 1-bin is full and the materials have begun to break down, simply move them to the next bin and begin the process again in the first bin. A 3-bin system will keep the process moving seamlessly. Greenes composting bins are available in 48 in. x 48 in. x 31 in. 41.33 cu. ft. and include 4-posts, 24-boards, and 40-spacers. Cover with a tarp or plywood (not included) if desired.

Highlights

  • Standard kit includes 4-posts, 24-boards and 40-spacers
  • Made from naturally rot- and insect-resistant cedar
  • Assembles with only a rubber mallet
  • Easy to add new material and remove finished product
  • Forms a 2-bins or 3-bins composting system with purchase of greens add-on kits
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Product Information

Internet # 307473113

Model # RCCOMP48

Store SKU # 1003851460

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 31 in, W 48 in, D 48 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)

48 in

Assembled Height (in.)

31 in

Assembled Width (in.)

48 in

Product Depth (in.)

48 in

Product Height (in.)

31 in

Product Width (in.)

48 in

Details

Active ingredient(s)

N/A

Assembly Required

Yes

Biological

No

Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total

41.33 cu ft

Capacity (gallons)

309.17

Color Family

Cedar

Composter Type

Stationary

Covered

No

Fertilizer Enriched

No

Indoor/Outdoor

Outdoor

Landscape Supply Type

Wood Composter

Low Odor

No

Odorless

No

Organic

Yes

Package Quantity

1

Product Weight (lb.)

50 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Volume (oz.)

39573.76

Weatherproof

Yes

Questions & Answers

28Questions
caret
Q:Is the cedar prone to warping?
by|Feb 3, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, thank you for your question about the Greenes 309.17 Gal. Cedar Wood Stationary Composter (RCCOMP48). Cedar wood is a naturally stable wood. It has a low moisture content and oils that resist moisture absorption. This gives it a resistance to warping and makes it more stable than many other types of wood.

by|Feb 5, 2024
    caret
    Q:how does it open for removing compost?
    by|Nov 19, 2023
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    A:  The dovetailed boards can slide in and out of the routed corner posts.

    by|Mar 28, 2024
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:Is it possible to purchase replacement corner posts?
      by|Mar 23, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  Separate parts are not available for sale through Home Depot.

      by|Sep 16, 2023
        2 found this answer helpful
        caret
        Q:How do you keep animals from getting into food scraps in the composter? Is there a lid option?
        by|Jan 26, 2022
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        A:  There is no option for a lid.

        by|Sep 16, 2023
          2 found this answer helpful

          A:  Lid or not, animals get in anyways.

          by|Sep 16, 2023
          2 found this answer helpful

          A:  In general, food scraps that would attract animals do not belong in compost (meat and dairy). I layer my compost with leaves and other yard scraps, if I have rotting vegetable matter (for example tomatoes or apples) they go underneath, and soon rot down to dirt. While some compost containers do have lids, I don't think one is needed, and certainly not in the one under discussion here.

          by|Sep 16, 2023
            3 found this answer helpful

            A:  Hi, a lid is probably not a worry. You didn't specify what animals would come into your yard and eat your scraps, but the worst would be rats, as they dig from the bottom and you won't probably see or hear them coming.

            by|Sep 16, 2023
              2 found this answer helpful

              A:  If you are composting properly you shouldn't have problems with critters. I'm doing the browns/greens hot composting and things break down fairly rapidly, although I'm in Arizona and that helps. Do lots of reading on the various compost methods and you should do ok. NO COOKED SCRAPS AND NO MEAT OR ANIMAL PRODUCTS.

              by|Jan 4, 2024
                1 found this answer helpful
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                Customer Reviews

                4.7 out of 5

                • 4.7 out of 262 reviews
                • 90% recommend this product
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                Rotting after 2 1/2 yrs
                I treated my bins with some natural polywhey for some extra protection. This year it was looking pretty faded and I wanted to move them anyway. I emptied them only to find the bottoms of several post completely rotted along with most of the bottom boards. I did have the posts on bricks so they weren't directly on the ground. The bins are in a shaded part of the yard and I do get all 4 seasons of weather. For the price paid to not get even a full 3 yrs of use is disappointing.
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                  Beware of cost reduction
                  At the time of writing, all documentation and images of this composter still show a product with 28 boards. This is not the composter you will receive. In an effort to charge customers the same amount while providing less of a product, the number of boards was reduced to 24 and the spacers increased in size to make up the difference. I had ordered an add-on kit at the same time. The add-on kit I received has the original spacing and the base kit has this new cost-reduced spacing.
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                    Easy Composter Solution
                    I bought this composter and 2 add-ons for my wife and I have 3 comments: 1. It was very simple to assemble. Pieces fit good, no warping of boards 2. Extra spacers were included which was nice if you wanted to space the boards further apart. Or if any were lost. 3. A suggestion - I screwed some 1x6 pieces to the bottom of the corner posts. This added stability in moving the bins and made them easier to maneuver and work with. Only had this for about a week, but it seems to do the job so far.
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                      Very Nice Composter
                      I recently purchased two Greenes Fence composters from Home Depot but was challenged by a hilly location for the installation. Using some bricks that were lying around, I created a level foundation. I ended up setting up 3 composters of varying heights. The product arrived quickly from my online order and was very easy to assemble. The bins looked so nice, we decided to treat the exterior with Thompson's water seal. See attached photos.
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                        Simple, quality cedar compost bin. Would be 5 star except for the fussy, annoying spacers that go...
                        Simple, quality cedar compost bin. Would be 5 star except for the fussy, annoying spacers that go between the slats. I ended up gluing them to the slats to make removal/replacement a little easier. Also apply plenty of lube to the channels that the slats go into to minimize binding. I also lined mine with some roofing paper for additional protection.
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                        Very easy to assemble.
                        Very easy to assemble.
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                        1 found this review helpful
                        I can recommend it assuming you don't ship an incomplete package, again. I like the product and...
                        I can recommend it assuming you don't ship an incomplete package, again. I like the product and had bought raised beds previously. Easy assembly, but unfortunately my package came short seven (7) boards. I did not count the content prior to assembling, and it is not worth dis-assembling to mail back. Hopefully they will ship me an additional 7 boards. Please.............
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                          4 found this review helpful
                          I love the simplicity and flexibility of this compost bin...
                          I love the simplicity and flexibility of this compost bin setup. The cedar planks slide into the corner posts. You can increase or decrease the spacing between the planks as you like. You can add sets on, or you can dismantle the whole thing and store it away. I love it. But realize its a rustic storage bin system. You have to fork and flip the compost yourself.
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                          Hey everyone! I ended up getting this unit plus the two add ons. I started off with one bin beca...
                          Hey everyone! I ended up getting this unit plus the two add ons. I started off with one bin because I was worried from reading other reviews that some of the pieces were difficult to fit together, and wanted to see how things went before committing. Overall, this was a breeze to put together, and I actually enjoyed the process! I did not even use my rubber mallet on the first two compost bins. The trick is to slide the side-boards down very slowly and evenly, otherwise they will catch. I recommend wearing good quality gloves because splinters will be a problem if you don't. I used garden gloves with rubber palms. I also recommend building it in the spot you plan to use it. It can be moved fairly easy but the bottom slats tend to slide out if it's lifted because they are not nailed or glued to the posts. However, once it's in it's resting place, it's quite sturdy. The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because I noticed a quality control issue while building the last compost bin. I think one of the posts was not routed straight and the side-boards were a little more difficult to maneuver. That said, it was nothing the rubber mallet couldn't handle, and I'm glad I had one handy. Because of covid-19, I decided to pick the item up at Home Depot and used their "curbside pickup" for the first time. It was a piece of cake and saved me $50 on a delivery fee. The packages are medium-sized, and were loaded into the back of my car for me. I hope this review helps you make a decision one way or the other. I believe this item will last a long time, and would definitely buy it again.
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                            15 found this review helpful
                            awesome composter
                            Super easy to put together, compost gets plenty of airflow, and it looks really nice in my yard. I was using plastic trash bins with holes drilled in them but they were so ugly and inefficient. I’m so happy I spent the money on these cedar composters and I highly recommend them!
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