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Model #60058

80 Gal. Compost Tumbler

  • Let's you reuse kitchen and garden waste in a responsible manner
  • Resulting compost supplies moisture and nutrients to plant life
  • Mixing bin requires minimal exertion to achieve desired results
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Product Overview

Create your own compost and reduce landfill waste. With a Lifetime Composter you can easily reduce, reuse, and recycle kitchen and garden waste into a rich organic soil conditioner. Compost helps retain the moisture in your soil and adds rich nutrients for healthy plants. The Lifetime Composter is designed with black, double-walled panels to absorb and retain the heat that decomposes the material. An internal bar mixes the compost and allows the flow of oxygen that is necessary to break down the material into a rich, black organic fertilizer for your garden. Unlike compost bins and other tumbler-style composters, the lightweight 80 Gal. Tumbler easily turns on its axis for balanced rotation saving you the time and effort of turning a compost heap with a pitchfork. You'll also appreciate the locking pin that secures the tumbler and the extra-large removable lid for easy filling and dumping.
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  • Center axis balance promotes easy rotation
  • Black double-walled panels are designed to absorb and retain heat
  • Aeration bar provides the right amount of oxygen necessary for material breakdown
  • Powder-coated steel frame provides a sturdy base for the large 80 Gal. bin
  • Galvanized steel feet prevent rusting and deterioration
  • Commercial-grade lid fasteners create a strong, airtight seal
  • Locking pin prevents unwanted rotation while loading and unloading the composter
  • Molded grips provide a firm hold during bin rotation
  • Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
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Composter TypeTumblerTumblerTumblerTumbler
Capacity (gallons)42806565
OdorlessNoNoNoNo
CoveredYesYesYesYes
Product Width (in.)28.538.533.933.9
Product Height (in.)374411.813.5
Product Depth (in.)26362626
Indoor/OutdoorOutdoorOutdoorOutdoorOutdoor
Assembly RequiredYesYesYesYes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
36 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44 in
Assembled Width (in.)
38.5 in
Product Depth (in.)
36
Product Height (in.)
44
Product Width (in.)
38.5

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
10.72
Capacity (gallons)
80
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Tumbler
Covered
Yes
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
55
Returnable
180-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Questions & Answers

29Questions51Answers

What are the stage of the process to become the compost?

Asked by Daily123p April 29, 2020
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I always put a bag of dirt in first. Then you just throw in your compost materials as they come.... Grass clippings, dead leaves, veggie and fruit scraps, used coffee grounds, egg shells, tree branches, popsicle sticks, used matches, etc. Then turn it everytime you add something. If its hit outside... It composts very quickly.... If its cold it takes a bit longer. But I wouldnt count on using the compost for at least a few months to make sure everything is really broken down.

Is this high enough to fit a wheelbarrow under the door while emptying contents?

Asked by JC February 9, 2020
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No it is not. I have mine near my garden. So I dump it and shovel it right in. Hope that helps. However it does a great job of composting.

Can this product be customized to have four aeration tubes with one in each corner?

Asked by RobertLloyd December 26, 2019
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Give our garden department a call first and talk to them as making any permanent alterations could void your warranty. They can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customercare@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).

Do you think this will keep bear out? Last night they got into my current one by tearing part of...

Asked by NH July 1, 2019
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Bear definitely would destroy the legs, but would have a tough time prying open the clam, the body of the composter. It would be hard for them to get leverage at either side of its opening. On the other hand, just throwing their weight on it, if it is not full, might pop it open.

Water inside compost tumbler

Asked by Kate May 26, 2018
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It is normal for some moisture to accumulate inside. Depending on your climate and the ingredients to your compost you may have a lot or a just a little.

What starter material should I use if we are just using it to compost food waste and how much starter material is needed

Asked by JRC714 April 17, 2018
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This is a good question for our experts in our lawn and garden department. Give them a call and they can help answer all your questions. They can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).

I received this used, and it is missing the ventilation tube. Will it still work without it? I am...

Asked by paula March 2, 2018
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No, the vent tube is critical to the mechanical operation of the bin as well as the production of compost materials.

What are the highest temperatures the Lifetime 50, 65, and 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler reach to kil...

Asked by Leas February 14, 2018
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The tumbler can reach 150° or slightly higher. I've read that about 145° (Fahrenheit) for 3 or 4 hours will kill all weeds and toxins. However, take care not to go higher than about 140° for prolonged periods of time, as doing so will kill the thermophilic microbes, changing your compost from aerobic to anaerobic (with temperatures typically under 100°) and your pile will stop the fast cooking necessary for obtaining finished compost in about 4 to 12 weeks.

Does this product prevent animals from getting into it? Will it attract animals when filled with...

Asked by Steve January 9, 2018
8
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Animals cannot get into this composter. You may get some bugs depending on how hot your compost gets.

Can I have this item sent to a homedepot store near me?how to?

Asked by Hua November 7, 2017
5
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Yes, If shipping is free more convenient to have delivered to your. If it’s damaged UPS will pick it up and RTS for free.

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Buyer beware - Pin isn't strong enough to support normal use
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Be aware that the pin that stops the tumbler from rotating will bend and then you cannot use it. My composter was only 1/4 - 1/3 full, I spun it, and the pin bent.
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We are sorry to hear that your tumbler pin has broken, reach out to our customer service team and they can help you out. They can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customercare@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
This is a great value so long as you assemble it correctly and don't overload it. I compost food...
This is a great value so long as you assemble it correctly and don't overload it. I compost food scraps, dry leaves, fire pit ashes and shredded cardboard Amazon boxes. Wood ash is a great source of plant available potassium and it his alkaline so it will raise your pH. I burn pine cones and fallen branches to use the ash as soil amendment and in my compost tumbler rather than sending to landfill. Cardboard is a great carbon source but you need to shred it and I suggest a gas powered wood chipper. There are no electric chippers that ACTUALLY shred cardboard enough for composting I have tried many!
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You need to be handy to assemble this, took a few hours. My only concern would be the cheap hardw...
You need to be handy to assemble this, took a few hours. My only concern would be the cheap hardware failing long term, or rusting. Otherwise I love the functionality, great design, simple to use.
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Well constructed, easy to assemble, does require an extra set of hands. 4 star rating until it ea...
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Well constructed, easy to assemble, does require an extra set of hands. 4 star rating until it earns 5 stars for durability, which seems very possible.
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Round Rock Texas
Easy to load and empty
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I don’t find that turning the drum mixes the contents very well. but it does make for easy emptying. All though clip in the picture is galvanized it will rust away and it is not covered under warranty. Nevertheless lifetime replaced it as a courtesy. I will be looking for ways to rust proof the new parts before I install them .
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Layton, UT
Still going strong
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We have had this composter for a few years and it is still going strong. We run a small farm and use this composter a ton. It has held up to lots of abuse and stinky yard waste. We keep an old pan underneath it to catch the nutritious composite that leaks out. It does get pretty heavy to spin when it is full, but I am still able to do it. It is a bit difficult to empty and have to shovel it out, but it is worth it to be able to make our own compost which has 2 benefits. We get to recycle our yard and food waste and the other benefit is the nutrients that we return to our soil. Some of the screws have rusted but still work perfectly. None of the other metal has rusted.
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Awesome to have a place to make the good stuff my garden needs. This is a BIG composter.... which...
Awesome to have a place to make the good stuff my garden needs. This is a BIG composter.... which I wanted bc I Didn't want to compost just kitchen scraps, but yard scraps too and grass takes up a lot of space. This thing is great, but once it fills up it is VERY heavy to spin. I love it though.
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Pasadena, CA, United States
Still compost after all these years
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I got this composter three years ago. It was not the first composter unit I bought, but it was the last! It's still working for me, and when I remember to go tumble regularly, makes compost pretty quickly. When I don't remember, it's still working for me.
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Shreveport, LA
Love This Compost Tumbler!
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I've wanted to compost the many leaves we accumulate from the trees in our yard along with the garden materials from the flowers and vegetables I grow and the kitchen scraps we accumulate. I tried composting on the ground, but found that difficult, especially turning it frequently with a shovel since I have back trouble. I recently purchased the Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler from Home Depot and I love it. Assembly took several hours but was easy and the instructions with drawings of each part made understanding them simple. The 80 gallon capacity is great. I emptied the contents of the bag from my lawn vacuum twice along with one bag from my hand held leaf blower using the vacuum attachment. Both of these shred the leaves which will help with composting. My wife saves kitchen scraps in empty coffee cans and I put three of these in along with some water and gave the tumbler several turns. Turning only required a little effort and the large hand holds were well spaced with comfortable grips. I would recommend this compost tumbler to anyone wanting do composting.
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Cleveland, OH
Very good composter
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Value :
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We looked around a bit trying to find a large, tumbling composter that wasn't $500+ and this was it. Putting it together was relatively easy, though instead of nuts and bolts, it uses screws and these odd, 3-sided-star-shaped plastic nuts that can be a little bit awkward to hold. Assembly is pretty much a two-person job, as driving the screws through the outside into the plastic receiver nuts on the inside is not really do-able by one person. Once it is together, it is a really good size - large enough that you can get a good amount of composting material inside, not so large that it's too heavy to rotate when it's loaded. It is well-balanced and spins easily on the axle, and the aerating bar inside ensures that material turns over and doesn't just slide around as you rotate the bin. VERY satisfied with this product. The only question now is whether it will hold up over time, but I'd definitely recommend it at this point. If it does, I'd change this rating to excellent across the board.
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