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240 lbs. Backporch Composter Tumbler

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  • Screened aeration vents for ventilation
  • Enclosed design for heated core and odor and rodent resistance
  • Integrated wheels for effortless transportation to and fro garden
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About This Product

The Back Porch ComposTumbler is a small composter for urban composting and backyard use. You don’t need a lot of environment to be environmentally friendly. Mantis has expanded the world of composting to gardeners with smaller yards. Easily wheel the finished compost to flower beds and garden areas.

Highlights

  • Fully Enclosed Composter Design Eliminates Odors and Keeps Animals Out.
  • ComposTumbler Barrel Features Removable Door for Easy Filling and Emptying.
  • Air Vent at Top Allows Uninterrupted Flow of Oxygen into the Compost Bin.
  • Drainage Vents Helps Excess Moisture to Exit the Composter.
  • Handy Transport Wheels to Take Compost Directly to the Garden.
  • Perfect for Urban Spaces and Small Properties.
  • Return Policy
  • California residents
     see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Information

Internet # 304009648

Model # CT08002

Store SKU # 1002916976

Specifications

Dimensions: H 37 in, W 31 in, D 26 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)

26 in

Assembled Height (in.)

37 in

Assembled Width (in.)

31 in

Product Depth (in.)

26 in

Product Height (in.)

37 in

Product Width (in.)

31 in

Details

Active ingredient(s)

N/A

Assembly Required

Yes

Biological

No

Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total

5 cu ft

Capacity (gallons)

37 gal

Color Family

Green

Composter Type

Tumbler

Covered

Yes

Fertilizer Enriched

Yes

Indoor/Outdoor

Outdoor

Landscape Supply Type

Composter

Low Odor

Yes

Odorless

Yes

Organic

Yes

Package Quantity

1

Product Weight (lb.)

36 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Volume (oz.)

0

Weatherproof

Yes

Questions & Answers

5Questions
caret
Q:What is the thickness of the walls? 1/2'' or is it more? Re: Prop65, what does that refer to? plastic of the drum? steel frame, screws, paint?
by|Apr 3, 2022
1 Answer
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A:  I bought this last fall and assembly was very clear and easy, although I also watched the fantastic Youtube video and studied the small guide. The walls are sturdy, not flimsy plastic, not 1/2". No buckling or warping through the frozen winter here in Illinois. The sturdy steel frame holds up the drum so it can be rotated, and has wheels to move it around. There is no paint on the drum to peel off. I researched many online tumblers and chose this one. It is a well made, designed piece of equipment.

by|Nov 15, 2022
    1 found this answer helpful
    caret
    Q:where is this made
    by|Feb 6, 2021
    1 Answer
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    A:  Mantis composters are proudly assembled in Pennsylvania with components manufactured both in the United States and abroad.

    by|Feb 8, 2021
      caret
      Q:Can you add scraps to this as you collect them or must you make an entire batch of compost at once before you can add to it?
      by|Apr 26, 2020
      2 Answers
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      A:  You could, but you don't want to. The process is never finished if you keep adding. If you have food scraps that have been in there 3 weeks and you put a bowl full of new scraps in there, then you have to wait until that decomposes and so forth and so on. So research different options for saving scraps until next time and when the original batch is done store it in a different container while next batch is working. By next year you can have enough for a garden. It's a continuous cycle and takes planning ahead.

      by|Nov 29, 2022
        2 found this answer helpful

        A:  The amount of material you have readily available to load at one time will determine how quickly your compost can be made. To compost in as little as 4-6 weeks, you must be able to fill the ComposTumbler at least 2/3 full all at one time. If you do not have enough mass you will not be able to sustain the heat for the required four to seven days. If this is not possible, do not worry – you can still compost quite successfully by filling the ComposTumbler more gradually. The composting will take a little longer, but it will produce excellent compost.

        by|Mar 14, 2022
          3 found this answer helpful
          caret
          Q:is it safe to eat veg from garden where used cuz of reproductive harm label or just harm to person adding scraps?
          by|Apr 22, 2020
          1 Answer
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          A:  Yes indeed it is safe to eat vegetables grown using compost made from this composter. The componets are BPA-free, food grade plastic. The Prop65 information is explained on the product listing.

          by|Apr 25, 2020
            1 found this answer helpful
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            Customer Reviews

            3.5 out of 5

            • 3.5 out of 13 reviews
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            Flimsy given price point, returned
            I paid about twice the price of other tumblers b/c a metal Mantis model got well-reviewed by Wirecutter.com, but this plastic model is flimsy, and some hardware missing. But the real failure was the hinging, where obviously most wear and tear will occur when the hatch opens and closes. One of the hinge-rods, which are only thin plastic cleats, sheared off the first time I closed the hatch. Return! Note to Mantis: upgrade all the hardware on this if you expect to fetch a premium price.
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              I had to returne it had no wheels...
              I had to returne it had no wheels
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              Easy to assemble, a dream to use. Highly recommend!...
              Easy to assemble, a dream to use. Highly recommend!
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              I like this product, no water goes in, well built....
              I like this product, no water goes in, well built. I will recommend
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              I thought it was going to be a little bigger....
              I thought it was going to be a little bigger. It was kind of a pain to put together, once it got going went together good. Needs a stop on barrel so it doesn't keep rolling while your trying to put stuff in it.
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                Easy assembly. Great directions. Fast delivery. Sturdy construction. Easy to...
                Easy assembly. Great directions. Fast delivery. Sturdy construction. Easy to turn. Large access to add material or empty. Vents are good. Easy to move about with strong wheels and great handle. the design is stellar. You get what you pay for. I looked at dozens of composters and reviews. Mantis has a history of excellent products, design and customer service. Very delighted with my purchase. It was only available at the time through Home Depot and included shipping. Higly recommend.
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                  Was missing parts still waiting for them...
                  Was missing parts still waiting for them
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                  Response from Mantis TeamAug 16, 2021
                  Please reach out to us again using the contact us section of the Mantis website. Copy and paste this note and ask that it be directed to the customer service manager. We will see what the issue is. Sorry for the hassle. Mantis
                    Not the easiest product to put together. It also leaks...
                    Not the easiest product to put together. It also leaks compost juice.
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                    It would be easier to put together if pieces were...
                    It would be easier to put together if pieces were labeled. Also, screws had to be forced in. Once assembled, I love it! Being able to turn the barrel is way easier than turning a pile with a pitchfork!
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                    It works great. I already have a batch of compost...
                    It works great. I already have a batch of compost that is ready to use.
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