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|Product Type: Composter||Color: Black|
|Material: Plastic||Hardware Material: Stainless Steel|
|Number of Items Included: 3||Non-Toxic: Yes|
|Water Resistant: Yes||Weather Resistant: Yes|
|Stain Resistant: Yes||Rust and Corrosion Resistant: Yes|
|Warp Resistant: Yes||Rodent-Proof: Yes|
|UV Resistant: Yes||Crack Resistant: Yes|
|Child Safe: Yes||Pet Safe: Yes|
|Composter Capacity: 5 Cubic Feet||Tumbler: Yes|
|Indoor or Outdoor Use: Outdoor only||Hose Included: No|
|Debris Screen Included: Yes||Compostable Bag Included: No|
|Number of Access Doors: 1||Vents: Yes|
|Number of Legs: 4||Wheels: No|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Recycled Content: Yes|
|Eco-Friendly: Yes||Country of Manufacture: Canada|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Tools Needed: Screwdriver|
|Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 Year|
Carlo from North Andover, MA– Verified Buyer
For the cost of this item, it is a great system. Took me ~20 minutes to put it together myself. Are there a lot of screws? Yes. But this only means that it is being held together better. Once these get full, you do not want simple plastic clamps as it will start to get heavy, and you want something that will withstand the pressure.
Valued Customer from Ashburn, VA– Verified Buyer
Most reviews here don't talk about the actual end product, so I waited a whole year to write this review. Bought this in Aug 2012 and filled one compartment with my kitchen scraps for about 3 months with occasional turning. I also used a small amount of previous compost for inoculation which contained some earthworms. When the compartment got full, it got quite heavy and turning was difficult and at one point I stopped turning. Then came winter and pretty much left it alone. After spring and summer and with very little turning, I have what seems like a fully cooked compost!! Of course it took a whole year to get to this point, but with no turning and pretty much doing nothing, I got compost! I kept on adding more stuff to the 2nd compartment and its full now. So, to summarize
Great Composter, Questionable Service
Jenny from Herndon, VA
I purchased this composter after looking into reviews of the Lifetime Dual Composter and noting that many reviewers had issues with the metal locking mechanisms rusting in place. With no metal innards, that will not be an issue with this Yimby composter. As a bonus, the price on this composter is very reasonable. The chambers are a bit smaller than the comparable Lifetime, but should satisfy our home composting needs perfectly.
A composters dream!
Michelle from Clayton, NC– Verified Buyer
The Yimby tumbler was fairly easy to put together. Lots of screws involved but I did it myself. Just takes a little time and effort. Made really well and worth the money. We blended ours in with the backyard landscaping leaving room to access it when we need compost. It breaks down scraps quickly..we haven't filled up one side yet and its already breaking down. It has two chambers inside so you can compost small batches. Each chamber is large and will take a while to fill it up. It does generate bugs and such outside in that area but its expected due to the decaying matter. A great buy and a gardeners dream!
Easy to use composter
anonymous from Savannah, GA– Verified Buyer
I really like this composter. The tumbling system makes it easy to use. The divider inside works for me because I do not need large amounts of compost at any one time. The divider makes it easy to start 2 batches of compost at different times, so I always have one compost section maturing as I start the second one
Sturdy and utile
Mitch from Santa Monica, CA– Verified Buyer
Received this composter about a week ago and quickly began putting it together. Although the parts and screws etc were all included, my only complaint would be that the instructions are poorly done...it would appear as if pictures with no explanation has become the rule ...this lack to defined instructions leads to missteps and having to undo steps from time to time... Other than that, once it was together...it is sturdy, a good size...not to big yet easy to spin ... I use to have a standing composter but find this one much more useful and easier to add material as well as being able to get the compost out. For the price and the value..and the benefit to my plants (and our landfills) I recommend this offering.
Jo Lowe from Pittsburgh, PA– Verified Buyer
Got this as a present for the ever -growing garden, but mostly for me. My back and budget were sagging under heavy bags of store- bought compost. At last, no more lugging! I checked out various composters and this one ranked high in user reviews. Also, I comparing it to different ones I saw in the big- box stores, I love its sturdiness, design, and simplicity. No animals are going to get into it. No parts are going to fall off of it. Best of all, there is little of my work required to go into it. I love gardening, but draw the line at turning heavy piles of compost. I have little upper body strength and I can spin this with ease. I love that there are two compartments for compost and it actually looks nice in the garden amongst the shrubs. My only problem with the unit that the door for adding stuff is a bit small when one upends a bag of mower clippings. The stuff goes in, mind you, but it is a tad messy because 5-10% of it ends up on the ground or in the ridge above around the sliding door panel. But it sits in the garden, so who cares? Brush a gloved fingertip along the ridge or simply spin it and its clean. I'd buy this unit again and just might be doing so next spring. If it unit makes great compost, like the reviews say, one may not be enough.
PAM from Chicago– Verified Buyer
The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is I needed my husband to help me assemble this. It kept spinning when I tried to assemble it and when I was loading the first load. I finally put a box (my husband's idea) under it to hold it in one place. Other than that it is great. I haven't had the first compost batch but I can already tell it will be easier than the two I have now that I have to manually turn the compost.
Our perfect composter
Randy from Garland, TX– Verified Buyer
My wife and I had a pickle barrel composter for several years and the center rod rotted out, so we started looking for something better. Once we got this Tumbler, we knew we had the right one for us. The pickle barrel was tough to open which made us hesitate to put stuff into it very often, but the Tumbler is so easy to use by just sliding the door to the side with one hand while holding our compost collector canister in the other hand. The two compartments mean we never have to wait to put put in new material - we just flip the door around when the first side is full and start filling the second side while the first is busy composting. Gardening will be much better this years and for many more to come.
Great for the money
Jola from Savannah, MO
Very easy to use. I keep it on my deck close to the back door for easy access. Was concerned that it might smell so was not planning on keeping it there but so far there has been no odor. It does leak liquid so need to keep a container underneath it but it is great to use to put on plants. When it is full, even on one side, it is pretty heavy to roll but doable. Only real complaint is when it gets cold enough to freeze, the door freezes closed and I am unable to get it open. So I am not using it during the winter months.