Model # NPL-300

Internet #202837860

The Earth Machine 80 gal. Composter
0772499000013

The Earth Machine

80 gal. Composter

  • Composts food and yard waste
  • Soil conditioner provides garden with needed nutrients
  • Helps to retain moisture in the soil for optimal growth
$ 99 00
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Product Overview

  • Composts food and yard waste
  • Soil conditioner provides garden with needed nutrients
  • Helps to retain moisture in the soil for optimal growth
The Earth Machine is a durable backyard compost bin designed to compost food and yard waste. It will produce an all-natural soil conditioner, which provides gardens with much needed nutrients, while helping to retain moisture in the soil.
  • Easy snap-together assembly takes only minutes
  • Large capacity 80 gallon
  • Vertical and horizontal columnar ventilation, no corners for materials to dry out
  • Convenient 13 in. x 16.5 in. harvest door
  • Manufactured from recycled material
  • Twist locking lid

Product Overview

  • Composts food and yard waste
  • Soil conditioner provides garden with needed nutrients
  • Helps to retain moisture in the soil for optimal growth
Model #: NPL-300
Internet #: 202837860

The Earth Machine is a durable backyard compost bin designed to compost food and yard waste. It will produce an all-natural soil conditioner, which provides gardens with much needed nutrients, while helping to retain moisture in the soil.

  • Easy snap-together assembly takes only minutes
  • Large capacity 80 gallon
  • Vertical and horizontal columnar ventilation, no corners for materials to dry out
  • Convenient 13 in. x 16.5 in. harvest door
  • Manufactured from recycled material
  • Twist locking lid

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Ratings (472) (23) (317) (128)
Capacity (gallons) 37 82 80 82.2857
Product Width (in.) 39 29 in 33 27
Composter Type Tumbler Stationary Stationary Compacting
Product Height (in.) 36 34 in 33 32
Product Depth (in.) 33 32 in 16 31
Odorless No Yes No Yes
Covered Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
33 in
Assembled Height (in.)
33 in
Assembled Width (in.)
16 in
Product Depth (in.)
16
Product Height (in.)
33
Product Width (in.)
33

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
10
Capacity (gallons)
80
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Stationary
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
16lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
33 in
Assembled Height (in.)
33 in
Assembled Width (in.)
16 in
Product Depth (in.)
16
Product Height (in.)
33
Product Width (in.)
33

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
10
Capacity (gallons)
80
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Stationary
Covered
Yes
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
16lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Questions & Answers

does this have a bottom, or is it open to the ground?

Asked by: Jean
It is open to the ground. I like this because it helps with drainage and reduces odor. But you have to make sure it doesn't dry out.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2018-11-12

How do you remove ready-to-use compost without getting fresh vegetable scraps etc mixed in? Are they separated somehow?

Asked by: Kate
The best way to avoid this is by having 2 or 3 composers. separating the fresh compost in one compost bin. Using the remaining bins for aging the rest. Two bins will work but ultimately you should have three bins. the third for finished compost.
Answered by: Rocarr
Date published: 2019-03-05

How long does it take for the compost to breakdown into fertilizer?

Asked by: Taz
Depends on the weather and the contents. When it's really cold outside, things freeze before they break down. But in the summer, it only takes a few weeks for soft items to end up looking like deep, dark dirt. I love this product, but I have one word of warning: Squirrels! They were chewing through the plastic slats on the sides. I fixed this by wrapping the base tightly in chicken wire. Poor squirrels now have to find their meals elsewhere. No problems since then.
Answered by: caba
Date published: 2019-02-27

Does this composted get hot? I have small children so I wondering if it's safe the have in the yard.

Asked by: Amy
The compost inside the machine gets warm but not too warm. It will not get warm enough to actually burn anyone, not even close. It is extremely safe to have in the yard it might get as warm as a plastic chair that sits in the sun on your deck/patio.
Answered by: Alotek
Date published: 2019-01-21
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Customer Reviews

80 gal. Composter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 317.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Composter on the market This is my second Earth Machine. We had one at our old home and stupidly left it behind. When we moved to our new home we bought one of the ones that is a barrel thinking it would be easier to maintain. WRONG!!!!. It was smaller, filled up much quicker and did not compost well. I missed my old Earth Machine and searched high and low for another one. The only place that deals with them, other than some county and city operations, is Home Depot. The unfortunate part of having to but it through home depot is that they charge as much in shipping as the cost of the composter. The composter works very well, add a bucket of water every once in a while to keep everything most, more in drier climates like mine in the Central Valley of California. The compost happens very quickly and you will soon be utilizing some of the best compost money can not buy. It will also help reduce your trash as all the vegetable cuttings, garden cuttings, lawn clippings, etc can be utilized in your compost.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most practical composter out there We've used an Earth Machine for more than five years, and love it. The best feature is the easily opened lid, making it so simple to toss in vegetation or whatever. But it's not perfect. What comes out the bottom is not necessarily pure compost -- you might have to wait years for that to happen. So, after a recent move we bought a different design: a rotating barrel with a screw-off lid. The idea is that the compost decomposes faster and more fully because it can be rotated. But we discovered two problems with that method: 1) If you keep adding more scraps, you never have pure compost; and 2) unscrewing the lid every time is a bother. So we bought another Earth Machine, with the idea of transferring the end product from the Earth Machine to the rotating barrel, where the final stage of composting can occur. Final note: Home Depot has the best price, but they don't carry it in their stores! And the shipping charge is almost equal to the cost of the product! What a shame -- if they stocked in stores, a number of people surely would buy it.
Date published: 2012-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my third Earth Machine over 20 years. ... This is my third Earth Machine over 20 years. I always have one that’s full and one that’s starting. They stand up well to the weather and because they sit on the ground, those great composting red worms find their way to them and thrive.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mine has lasted for many years! I have had my Earth Machine compost barrel for twenty years or more, and it has worked fine. I finally need to replace it, since it is starting to come apart. You need to turn the compost manually once in a while. I use a garden fork or shovel to take material out of the bottom and re-introduce it into the top. Using the proper amounts of brown and green materials and all our kitchen wastes (except meat and dairy) and allowing time for the composting process, our Earth Machine has been an excellent value. It has composted leaves, grass clippings, vegetable peelings and scraps, eggshells, garden wastes, and coffee grounds. Over the years most of the old, dead plants from our garden in the fall go into the composter, and by spring planting time, they are composted and ready to go back in the garden.
Date published: 2013-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall it is sturdy and easy to setup. Every... Overall it is sturdy and easy to setup. Every once in a while when lid is turned the middle section of the body becomes detached and I have to line up the teeth and attach it again. We've learned to gently unscrew the lid to avoid this.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like its construction and ability to aerate the interior.... I like its construction and ability to aerate the interior. It’s a bit difficult to turn the lid when locked. Since the bin is to tall, during the winter, I keep it open to catch all the precipitation. S. WeiswasserWashington, DC
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My dog was able to put a crack in the... My dog was able to put a crack in the unit beside the door within a week of putting in service. The dog is not huge, he weighs about 60 pounds. The previous composted - the same brand, was over 15 years old when it failed.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Earth Machine composter is exactly what we wanted. ... The Earth Machine composter is exactly what we wanted. We had one but when we moved we left it. So we definitely needed another composter. Can’t wait for spring to come so we can start using it.
Date published: 2019-01-06
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