Top Rated in Outdoor Composting Bins

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Top rated products in Outdoor Composting Bins

4.5 | 7,539 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I read them all and basically it all has to do with the eternal "not my fault, it's a piece if junk !" : easier to blame the item.
It's an incredibly solid machine and very clever. The assembly is time consuming but IF you were to pay for it to come in one piece it would cost a fortune.
WARNING: You shouldn't have kids
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By JC
After four years here is my review...

The Good:
I live in Chicago, so if you're in the city, it's great. Allows you to compost and won't attract wildlife (for us, rats).

Holds a fair amount of compost, two apts could probably share pending overall waste.

Dual bin design is key.

General
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By Adam Smith
It's a nice summer composter, but absolutely not a all year round composter, unless your climate is warm all year round.
The 37 gallons size is too small for your compost to reach critical mass and self-generate enough heat.
Furthermore, even if the double compartment seems like a good idea at first, it divides the 37 gal by
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By InTartifletteWeTrust
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4.8 | 252 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
GoodNIGHT! Is this thing fun, or WHAT?
Ok, I’m all seriousness it’s not the cheapest tool of this type out there, but I dare say it’s the easiest (and lets be honest, that does look like fun) one to use. It’s made very well, and the shipping materials were very minimal and all recyclable. (5-stars for that too. Well done!)
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By Myeloman
I compost in a covered 55 gallon aerated barrel using a mixture of food scraps and gardening waste supplemented with coffee grounds, coco coir, cacao husks, and biochar. I use the "leave it" method of slow accumulation, but I have a large amount of black soldier fly larvae, which work great when the weather is in the 90°s and
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By D. Alexander
The MOST EXCELLENT compost aeration and stirring tool ever made, I do believe! It is worth EVERY penny that I spent on it!

No other tool I have ever used has worked to stir compost bins with the ease and efficiency of this one. It has made turning my two compost bins easy, quick and even enjoyable 2 or more times a
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By Amazon Customer
4.5 | 2,063 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
The longer 9/6/19 review was not posted by Amazon and I’m not sure why. I’ll remove the link to Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott from Washington State University, just incase this was the issue. I will also remove the box store information regarding my DIY bins. I will not provide you with my order of preferences, and the whys, of the bins on
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By Amazon Customer
I'm very pleased with my GEOBINS. My yard gets dumped on with leaves in the fall, and I needed a good solution for them. I initially bought a fancy, lidded compost bin. After I quickly filled it, I realized it was not cost effective for my leaf situation. I sprung for a less fancy looking GEOBIN and am so glad I did. After filling it, I
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By Plant Lady
This compost bin happens to be the best thing I've purchased for composting. I watched a YouTube video about it by Patrick from one yard revolution. Decided to buy two. This was the easiest compost bin I have ever used and I could use it by myself with no help. Very easy to put together with the keys. And when I take it apart to turn it
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By Deborah
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4.8 | 241 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It will be just a matter of time before someone copies this design. It is ingenious and works really well!

We are "new to composting" (read: trying yet again), bought a new compost bin, and with great zeal created a stench-emitting, maggot-ridden 12-cubic-foot mass of goo, which we stomped down in order to add more
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By Nosewiper
I have not had so much enjoyment of a good tool since I can't remember. Simple design, lightweight yet sturdy, and it works wonderfully. I was going to buy another composter, but luckily happened on this aerator instead. I can speed up composting time without backbreaking effort. And for me the elegant simplicity of the tool is a real
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By S. Tree
I have a DIY composter that I created out of an old plastic trash can. In lieu of having a compost pile and a pitchfork, this tool helps with my composting setup. I don't think there's a better tool for "stirring" the compost in a trash can. I usually do this about 5-10 times to get things mixed. The tool itself is very sturdy and
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By Kristen
4.5 | 1,573 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
For years I composted with 2 large bins, often with open tops, dry steer manure as a booster, and a consequent crop of flies and gnats. With our new house we say NO to flies of any form, and ordered this compost tumbler. It's small, adequate for a household of 2 people. In less than 3 months it produced rich, crumbly compost in the 1st
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By Arizona health seeker
Took a little while to put together, but not that bad. Used it as a fun Saturday morning project. Pretty clear instructions. Needed another pair of hands at the end.

So far, I'm filling and spinning my compost bin every other day or so. It's starting to fill up a bit, after about 3 weeks of use. Instructions on composting were
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By Dayna L. DiRienzo
Let me preface by saying I’m a 45 year old female with arthritis setting into my finger joints. I got this thing together, by myself, in about an hour at 10pm on Saturday because I was awake and bored. Yes, the instructions are terrible – but common sense should get you through it. The fit is tight and getting your hand inside to
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By RC
4.6 | 528 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I do my vermicomposting a little differently than most, and it's helped me have a lot of success with this thing. I was harvesting the bottom tray every month, now it's become every two weeks.

First off, what you need to consider about stacking-bin systems is that by the time you fill up the top tray, there is a LOT of weight
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By Timur&Danelle
Addendum Dec 2017:
The vendor replied to my review in a very courteous and professional manner, the vendor also graciously offered to ship (at no cost) the M Board if I was missing one.
I did have the M board and did not needed it. Nevertheless, I find his gesture extremely gracious and for that reason, I added an extra star.
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By InTartifletteWeTrust
Had another worm bin for 30 years and never experienced real problem. This new bin has a ridiculous feature [see photo] that recently dawned on me after I set it up 6 wks ago. There is a huge deluge of fruit flies that I keep swatting away. My old unit had a few, and didn't return because the top had tiny perforations for air. I just
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By Angelsors
4.5 | 1,013 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
After a few stumbles with assembly - watch the video, because once you get it right, it's a 30-minute job - this came together smoothly. The design is smart, it's easy to use, and its capacity is good. I don't see another composter here that can come close, given the
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By MarkB
this is my first compost bin and I think it's going to be a great starter bin. when I first unboxed it I was intimidated by all the screws I saw, but the assembly isn't too bad. It is a little tedious, but not complicated. just make sure you insert the middle divider inside the bin after you've attached 4 of the panels, and not get all
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By KK
I purchased this rotating composter after reading multiple reviews of this product and similar ones. I decided to purchase this product for its capacity and price, and crossed my fingers that the assembly wouldn't be too hard to do.

First, a little about me. I'm a 50+ female who likes to build things and work in the garden. I
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By Andrea Polk
4.6 | 363 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've used it for several months. I had to learn the conditions my worms like.
I feel good feeding the worms paper towels I bring home from public restrooms.
When changin
Do follow the instructions for emptying the trays. I left mine with the worms a little long.
Also, the worm tea collects quickly in warm weather.
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By Mary
The VermiTek plus arrived promptly, I haven't put it into service yet so I may make further comment later.

But here's the problem: The trays were so tightly jammed together for shipping that it was almost impossible to get them apart. I finally had to go to the shop and get a pry bar and a heat gun. Even using these tools I
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By Desmo
My worms have been escaping out the lid even though it says the lid was designed to prevent this. I had to add 2 empty trays and a lot of cardboard to keep them inside.

The trays came a bit warped and don’t fit tightly, so worms were escaping out the sides as well. I had to cram some cardboard in the sides to make a tighter
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By SomewhatLazy
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4.4 | 1,646 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This composter with latching lid is really great for kitchen scraps, especially if you live in an area where critters could get into your compost. I imagine it's also a good solution for people in more urban environments, because it will make your compost tidy and not unsightly. I would need about 5 of these to handle to fall leaves, so I
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By Plant Lady
This is soooo much better than the giant Mantis tumbler we got from a friend years ago. It's super easy to open the top but the design has little flaps that latch the top down so they stay put even in high winds (75 mph and the tops were still on).
And boy do they compost!
When we first got one I thought "this is stupid -
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By fishpick
Pricey, but i like it. Very important step if you want to last long time: As soon as you receive the unit, take the nuts and bolts it came with and go to a hardware store and ask a sale associate to replace those with galvanized metal ones, get washers too. The plastic ones will not hold very well and if not galvanized will rust in no
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By Stan
4.4 | 1,421 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I purchased this to burn obsolete personal papers

At first I thought that this was a good product

After the galvanized metal was burned in once the rust out began
It rotted thru after 1 year

I now use a stainless tub salvaged from an old washing
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By Paul G
I had 10 banker boxes full of documents to destroy and didn't want to spend 200+ dollars to have them shredded. While I live outside the city and have a fire pit, burning them creates too much ash flying into the air which is a big fire hazard. I purchased this inexpensive incinerator to try burning them more safely.
This product
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By Thomas Wright
Was super excited about being able to burn personal documents and additional paper products (only thing ever burned in it). Have had it for less than 10 months and that’s all that is left. Very
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By Ellie
4.4 | 927 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
At the time the reviews were really good on this. After using it since March I am writing a VP at the time the reviews were really good on this. After using it since March, I am writing one.

It came in a flat box and was easy to put together. I had it done in about 20 minutes. The design is OK as far as the fact that they
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By Pat Peterson
This small version would be fine for someone with a balcony garden perhaps but SO tiny! The pictures in the listing are definitely pictures of the large model. I returned the smaller version (no problems returning - just printed the label and dropped off at UPS). Instead of buying the larger model from Amazon, I opted for Walmart: it
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By grace
The seller has not responded...I've reached out to the seller as this item is missing a part. The composter is otherwise great. The seller less so. A post card was included with the item requesting that we contact them with any issues. I reached out, and have heard nothing. Very disappointing.

I'm hopeful for resolution
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By Melissa Morgan-Oakes
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4.6 | 259 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Pretty much as described. Exact replacements for original filters that came with the composter, just make sure to press all the cover snaps back into place to eliminate any gaps around the edges and the fit will be perfect. Not quite as pictured though, in that they didn't come in manufacture's plastic and cardboard sleeve, just a
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By Andy Christ
A little expensive but after looking all over the internet for the thickness of these filters..there was Nothing. So I took a chance on these filters and they fit perfectly. I have the counter top Exaco Eco-2000 2.4 Gal Kitchen Compost waste collector, these filters fit exactly as the original one that came with the Exaco Eco. Very
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By whispy
This is my second purchase of this item, so it is definitely an item worth using. I like that it comes in a 3 pack so you don't have to worry about purchasing a new filter every 3 months. Its easy to rinse if some of your kitchen scraps get on it if your bin gets over filled. Shipping was
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By Jennifer L Shackelford
4.5 | 359 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've used the Worm Factory 360 for about 3 years now and it continues to do the job with little effort, while taking little room and being overall cleaner and easier to manage than other bin systems or DIY systems. I'll try and condense the knowledge I've learned to help those looking to start quickly and easily.

Here's what
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By TechBuyerMD
Where to begin!? I am very new to vermicomposting and I must say I am in love with raising worms and repurposing my organic food scraps for my indoor garden! This takes up very little space in my apartment and I have had this for a month and my worms are reproducing like crazy. I just say when moving you trays to check for moisture in the
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By Gee
Disappointing customer service which is why I'm only giving 3 stars, but the product is great. I just received my worm factory 360 yesterday and while I haven't yet set it up, I can tell its great quality. Its very sturdy so I am confident it will hold up for a long time. I love that it comes with so many great informational things, and
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By C. Gonzales
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4.4 | 518 customer ratings
83% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I read a lot of reviews of a lot of compost pail bags before finally deciding on these. These bags seemed to have had a few bad reviews and I'd like to touch on a few of those. One reviewer stated that the bags didn't breakdown with everything else and they remained as bagged produce. These bags take time to breakdown like everything
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By TXJaxon
I used my first box of 40 in about 2 months. I have an open air compost bin (4'hx4'wx4'd) that I dump yard and kitchen waste into. I don't turn it, because I can't get it to more than half full due to composting action. I put one bag in every day or so. They disappear with everything else I put in the bin. They are easy to pull off
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By OZ
Perfect size for our countertop compost bucket. And they hold up well. We put mostly coffee grounds, fruit and veggie scraps, and some paper towels in there. With the lid on, our compost bucket does get damp inside, but these liners hold up very well. All I could have hoped for.

UPDATE a couple of months later: Bags still hold
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By Amazon Customer
4.5 | 262 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This bin is a technological miracle! We have one on our kitchen counter that we have added to every day (and we generate a lot of compostable material) for two weeks without emptying it and there is no odor, no fruit flies...amazing! Comes with four washable
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By AZtruthteller
We've had this bin for just over 2 months and are pleased with both the size and the quality of the bin itself. It's held up well so far. We're far less pleased with the filters. They sent 4 filters, all of which are very thin and flimsy compared to filters we've had in the past. Additionally, 2 of the filters were way, way too small
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By Jenny
We got this as a holder for our scraps until we placed it into our bigger composter. But the abakoo doesn't go more then a couple days until we start to see leaks coming from it. Somehow. We were of the impression that the bottom was not possible to leak yet it does. Not happy. I put a plate under to catch the liquid... pictured is
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By Jessica-lee P.
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4.3 | 1,198 customer ratings
79% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've had this a couple weeks and so far we really like. It's much better than the bucket sold by BioBags, which I never liked. This one is sturdy (for plastic), good size and just the right shape/height to keep it in the cabinet under the sink. The BioBag container often leaked if the bag got a hole, so I love that this won't leak. No
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By B.H.
I bought this and Unni 2.6 gallon compostable bags. I intend to use it strictly to bag up organics and put them in my organics bin which is picked up weekly. I do not compost, myself. It looks like it'll be just fine. I do not expect to let the stuff inside sit there for weeks on end. It's January now, so no concerns about flies,
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By B. Margolis
usually when I am putting composting items in the container,I have the things I want to put into it, in one hand, and it is close to impossible to open with one hand, they should have put a double flange so you could open it with one hand. So now I have to open it, then get the composting items and put them in , which during that time,
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By Cynthia G Moulson
4.3 | 1,117 customer ratings
81% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
UPDATED REVIEW:
I received the new version of this product. The company has reviewed the flaws in the last model and made great improvements, particularly to the frame. The frame is now metal, much sturdier, and easier to put together. Assembly took me 20 minutes by myself with only the need for a Phillip's screwdriver.
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By muffinmegan
If you buy this composer, just know that you will need to make a few modifications for it to work and perform properly. Instead of using the little yellow clips which are designed to hold the panels together, (and will invariably fail when the composer is full), substitute large zip cords, 2 per connection. I have found that this will
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By Chris Scheuerman
This product is so poorly made. Flimsy and falls apart when I try to put table waste in for composting. First of all it does not come with instructions, just a website to go to for assembly instructions. What pops up is not even the composter I ordered so you just have to kind of guess putting it together. When I apply the brake the whole
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By L. Hartley
4.6 | 182 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works well...fill it up with browns (leaves, cardboard, shredded office paper, pet bedding pellets) and greens (kitchen scraps, yard trimmings, coffee grounds), turn it once awhile and then you get black gold! Not as easy to spin when full as other, more expensive, brand (Enviro), but I like that it’s $100 cheaper. Been supplementing
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By Jeffrey Tidwell
The Frog is very easy, light, and works well with rain and mud and all of the things gardens can bring. It DOES have a scent so do not think this is going anywhere near human activity. My porch spot quickly became the far corner of the garden. It must have adequate sun to keep the microbes working - we had rain for three initial days. Not
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By suzanne szerlip
This is a one-piece plastic barrel without metal fasteners or plastic clips. Under an infra-red surveillance camera at night, the black body totally absorbs infra-red light, and the sliding, neon green door panel totally reflects infra-red light, appearing white. It may be that the door panel can be used to reduce heat when it faces the
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By Abernathy
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4.6 | 170 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This thing rocks it. Pricey for what the components are, but well worth it for the design.
I brew tea continuously, with this and 3x8" air stone in a 5 gallon bucket. Input is vermicompost, garden soil, an alfalfa pellet, and a scoop from the compost pile. Feed a little molasses and rock dust after 12 hours, and every 12
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By Amazon Customer
Works great. I love how simple the design is, however; I do have a couple small issues that are easily fixed.

1. I’m using an extremely strong pump 1700+gph and the device itself can not free stand without a counter weight to hold it down as if the bag loaded with amenities hanging.

I just use a heavy padlock to
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By Michael Fritchman
Great product but the pressure and vibration on the bubblesnake requires use of bungie, otherwise itll push up and fall over, a 13 inch one worked for me. Using a 951gph elemental
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By Greg
4.3 | 680 customer ratings
83% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
EZ assembly to upper unit. It seems to be working fine. I had a difficult time keeping critters from digging under the unit to get at the compost materials. It was a real mess until I fastened It all around with rebar stakes (the plastic ones that came with the unit were totally useless to secure the unit to the ground. I also had to
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By Paul Reed
This has worked really well for us. Composting has been weirdly fun and we end up using a lot fewer trash bags than we used to, not to mention the trash rarely stinks now that we are able to take most of our food scraps out to the compost bin. We don't stir it as often as we probably should, but it turned out great black soil for us to
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By Lina
No instructions online. None of the panels has an opening for the doors at the bottom. I need a tool to cut through the hard plastic. I am still waiting for customer service to answer my question sent last Friday. So, it cannot be assemble in 10 minutes. Very
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By Lucy