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Model #NPL-300

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

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
  • Screw pegs hold composter hold composter in ground
  • Product design is sturdy and made from durable recyclable material
  • Designed ideally to compost on grass/earth
  • Front opening harvest door for easy removal of compost
  • Top section snaps firmly to bottom section of composter
  • Compost turner available

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Ratings
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Composter TypeTumblerStationaryCompactingStationary
Capacity (gallons)378082.285782
OdorlessNoNoYesYes
CoveredYesYesYesYes
Product Width (in.)39332729 in
Product Height (in.)36333234 in
Product Depth (in.)33163132 in
Indoor/OutdoorOutdoorOutdoorOutdoorOutdoor
Assembly RequiredYesYesNoNo
Product Weight (lb.)301615.8419
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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
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
No
Product Weight (lb.)
16
Returnable
180-Day
Weatherproof
Yes

Questions & Answers

40Questions66Answers

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

Asked by Jean July 17, 2015
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They sell a rodent guard for it otherwise it's totally opened to the ground.

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

Asked by Kate February 20, 2019
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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.

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

Asked by Amy February 17, 2016
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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.

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

Asked by Taz December 28, 2018
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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.

Do they need to stir when compost?

Asked by Ping April 22, 2019
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Yes, you should stir the compost to keep all different component nicely mixed.

How to get composting started? Do we have to mix any starter chemical in it?

Asked by Shashi March 23, 2018
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No chemicals required. I've had mine for about 6 months and am seeing the beginning of the soil I'm looking for at the bottom. Just keep stirring what's in there.

Could I "easily" roll it to stir contents (maybe with help of 1-2 lg children) & could I without matter falling out?

Asked by Idahoan May 14, 2017
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no, there is no bottom. It's open and just plastic screws hold it to the yard.

how do I turn the contents? Does the contents need to be stirred?

Asked by cindyerlla June 5, 2017
5
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Yes, it needs to be stirred or turned over with a compost aerator, hoe or pitchfork. If you turn it at least once a week you will add air, which is necessary for composting. If that does not sound like something you want to do, look at the composters that turn.

Can this composter be left out over the winter? I live in the northeast and it can get pretty cold in the winter.

Asked by Ron September 15, 2016
5
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Yes, I live in northern Illinois and my first one lasted 17 years.

Does this composter use worms? Can it be used with worms?

Asked by Amelia99 June 11, 2016
5
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Yes worms will find it! Mine almost always has worms in it. They will come and go based on how warm it is inside of the composter.

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Had an Earth Machine when living in upstate New York. Gave it to friends when I moved out of New...
Had an Earth Machine when living in upstate New York. Gave it to friends when I moved out of New York in 2001. Friends are still using the Earth Machine to date. My friends advised that the Earth Machine has withstood two bear attacks. Now that I have my own home again with large vegetable/flower/herb garden areas thought the Earth Machine would be of great use going forward. Easy to set up and put together. Large opening at top makes it easy to pour materials into the Earth Machine. Cover is easy to take off and put back on. With the cover you can set the venting at the top from low to high. Included with the Earth Machine was a sheet with tips on composting and which materials are acceptable/unacceptable for composting.
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This compost bin is an oldie but a goodie. I am replacing a replica that has been in use in the f...
This compost bin is an oldie but a goodie. I am replacing a replica that has been in use in the family for over 20 years! Making decent compost requires physical work to keep the mixture cooking properly. The circular design allows you to reach all of the contents with a pitchfork and/or compost tool. I believe it to be the best stationary compost bin on the market. Tip: Empty it by fall and compost all of your kitchen scraps through the winter. Have brown matter like shredded leaves available for a proper mix.
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It was not easy to a assembled, I have it for a month and I still struggling every time I opened...
It was not easy to a assembled, I have it for a month and I still struggling every time I opened it to add more stuff to it. The middle part always comes up with the lid. The button part doesn’t click as supposed to the middle part; even I did follow the introductions. Is not what I expected.
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Needed something to transfer unfinished compost from a tumbler type. Our Arizona hot, dry & (curr...
Needed something to transfer unfinished compost from a tumbler type. Our Arizona hot, dry & (currently) windy climate required something that would keep more moisture in to complete the process. This item appears to be just the thing. It is keeping wildlife out, and moisture in. We did need to use a piece of hardware cloth underneath to keep out rodents. So far so good, we have had it for almost a month, and it seems to be doing the trick.
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We originally had one exactly like this provided to us by the county. It took 20 years to wear ou...
We originally had one exactly like this provided to us by the county. It took 20 years to wear out. It also fades into the scenery/unobtrusive. This is a great product and ease of order and pick up at Home Depot was a good experience.
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I have not had this unit long enough to see the results which is why I gave it four stars instead...
I have not had this unit long enough to see the results which is why I gave it four stars instead of five. It was easy to set up, and easy to use. I look forward to the results.
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Simple to assemble, easy to use: exactly as described. Thus far the squirrels have fruitlessly ex...
Simple to assemble, easy to use: exactly as described. Thus far the squirrels have fruitlessly expended calories attempting to get to the compost, kind of a corollary entertainment benefit (for us humans). A worthwhile investment.
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Easy to assemble. Sturdy and anchors well into the ground with pegs (included). Lid rotates to ad...
Easy to assemble. Sturdy and anchors well into the ground with pegs (included). Lid rotates to adjust ventilation. Overall, an excellent product that is very well made.
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It is great. I've had it for about a month now and I am very satisfied. It was easy to assemble a...
It is great. I've had it for about a month now and I am very satisfied. It was easy to assemble and is perfectly sized for all of our family kitchen scraps. My wife and I do a lot of juicing and smoothie-making, so we output tons of compostable waste. The black plastic is thick and seems to be extremely durable. The included hold-down screws drove easily into the ground and are holding the composter securely. The lid is easy to open and close. We have had no problems with smell to date. Importantly, this the "The Best Composter for Kitchen Scraps" according to The Sweethome, which is an excellent, thorough review site.
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As was described by many - easy to assemble the two parts to form the body. Easy to fit the screw...
As was described by many - easy to assemble the two parts to form the body. Easy to fit the screw on top and the slide in place lower door. The 4 screw-in stakes are perfect for anchoring the composter to the soil. I also put a 4' x 4', 1/4" mesh screen below first - to protect from pests, and then put the screw-a-stakes in. I feel like it is a good value at $99 - and although I had to order the product, it was at my local Home Depot in about a week. The box it comes in is large - but not excessively. I was surprised at how small it was, actually - but easier understood when you realize that the main shell comes at two inter-connecting cylinders. So far, so good - physically it's great, looks like Darth Vader - assembly was quick and easy, and functionally? We'll see - but it's in and working now.
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