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Lifetime Dual Composter

Cut composting time in half with the Lifetime Dual Composter. This dual composter features two 50 gallon tumblers which allow for continuous composting. Now you can let the batch of compost in the first tumbler process while you add fresh ingredients to the batch in your second tumbler. Extra large removable lids for easy access. Constructed of high-density polythylene plastic with a sturdy steel base.

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Take advantage of a more efficient method of composting with the Lifetime Dual Composter. The dual tumbler design means you don't have to wait for your first batch of compost to finish cooking before you start on another one. This can eliminate weeks of waiting! Each 50 gallon tumbler is constructed of black double-walled polyethylene plastic to absorb heat and an internal aeration bar to create the necessary airflow needed to break down the compost ingredients. Four small vents are designed into each corner of the tumbler to provide additional airflow. The non-cylindrical design of the tumblers allows for more effective mixing of contents when rotated. The tumblers are set side-by-side on a sturdy steel base and can be easily turned on its axis for compost rotation. Use the red processing indicator clip to attach to the handle of the tumbler so you can keep track of which batch is cooking and which batch you can add fresh ingredients to. With the enclosed tumbler design you can speed up compost processing time and avoid the smelly, unsightly mess of an open compost heap. Save money on expensive fertilizers by creating your own rich, fresh compost for your vegetable and flower gardens. This product does not contain BPA.

For more information on composting including what kinds of materials should and should not be composted, read our Garden Composting article as well as our How To Compost instructions.

For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample.

Model Number 60072
Dimensions Width 58.13 in. (147,7 cm), Depth 31.25 in. (79,4 cm), Height 43.75 in. (111 cm)
Composter Weight approx. 83 lbs (121 kg)
Capacity 50 Gallons or 6.7 Cubic Feet or 250 lbs per tumbler
Material of Construction High-density double-walled polyethylene plastic tumblers and a powder-coated steel frame
Features Extra large removable lids for easy access, and a red processing indicator clip
Aeration Tube Galvanized Steel 2 in. diameter with twenty 1/4 in. diameter holes
Warranty 5-Year Limited Warranty

Dual Compost Tumbler is rated 4.1818 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am a Master Compost Instructor ...for Clallam County in Washington State.When it comes to composters, whether store bought or hand built, I've seen them all. But of all of them, I tip my hat to this one. I was out buying the parts to build a new drum composter - a plastic 45gal barrel and some aluminum - but the moment I saw this one, I was sold! In fact, the money I spent wouldn't even pay for the parts of the one I was about to build. More importantly, this one has indestructible construction (extremely important when dealing with nematodes and other microbes breaking down organic matter into compost), a powder-coated base, and the multi-position drum locking system is a breeze to fill and empty! It's also the perfect size for the average residential home. Best of all, .....it's incredibly easy!For best results, mix 50% brown with 50% green, then tumble it for a minute or two. Within a day or two (depending on the ambient temperature), the mixture will begin to generate heat. Encouraged by this units double-wall construction, this is what you want, ....SO LEAVE IT ALONE! Once the temperature has subsided, spin the drum for a minute to remix the ingredients. Again, it will begin to generate heat. For best results, do this procedure 3 or 4 times, until it no longer generates heat. It is now ready to use.One last comment about compost. The goal of composting is not to make compost, but to create an environment that generates and encourages microbial habitat; these are the little guys that continue to break down organic matter into the building blocks that feed your plants long after you have spread the compost on your garden or lawn. Like you, nematodes need air and water to survive, so dry soil is dead soil.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rusted so bad...doors can not be opened Pin on right side snapped just turning the bin when 4 months old. Now both doormechanism are made out of cheap steel and are so rusted--can not be opened orclosed
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Engineering Design! I enjoyed putting the composter together with my girlfriend. It definitely helps to have two people to put the product together. It took us about 7 hours. It was not a continuous 7 hours, but the construction took place over a period of a week. I am legally blind so there was an excuse not to get it done in 2 hours. I have it setting outside and it is already loaded with composting material. Thanks for the product. My girlfriend was excited due to the fact we did not have any parts left over.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Composter Like everything about the composter, just wish that there were wheels on it, to make it easier to move because I am 65 and have a hard time moving it to where I need it to be positioned.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, small footprint, easy assembly I'm a backyard gardener and understand the value in making your own compost. Rotating (or "tumbling") composters are one of the best ways to make fast, nutrient-rich compost. I've tried a lot and have been most impressed with those made by Lifetime Products! I own their two other models and have been happy with them, but when I saw this double-unit I decided to swap out my tried-and-true singles for this one double.Assembly was much easier and faster than the previous two models (which weren't that difficult to begin with). It took my 11-year-old daughter and I about two-hours to put both together.I love the one-handed operation which makes these much easier to open and close, and they spin very smoothly. The cantilevered design gives you easy access to put your wheelbarrow under them and dump your compost right into it. Talk about well-thought-out!And they look good, too!
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Aeration Quite difficult to put together. If would have been very helpful if each panel had been marked with its part number. It definitely is a two person assembly. As to its function: supurb! Cooking has never been easier. The aeration is terrific from all sides as well as the center. As an added plus, there is no longer any heavy lifting and constant turning over to distribute oxygen. This is a best buy
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble and waiting for my first batch! This took me 3-4 hours to put together - I was at a slow pace on a hot summer day.  The instructions were easy to follow.  Per other reviews, I did assemble the base on site of its final home.  I can see how moving it would be difficult.  I have noticed some rust appearing on one end at the aeration bar so will need to contact Customer Service.  I'm a SWF who enjoys small scale gardening and do-it yourself project.  I thoroughly enjoyed assembling this product and recommend it!
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive construction Picked this up last weekend and was totally impressed. My old composter was all plastic and collapsed under its own weight. This unit is built to last and sturdily constructed. The internal venting system should work well and it tumbles easily to mix the compost well. Told everyone at work about it and a couple of them are considering purchasing one as well.
Date published: 2014-03-03

Where can I find extra parts? (one of my corner clips broke during assembly)

Asked by: Kikaroo24
Please call our customer service at (800) 225-3865, they can send you a replacement part.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-04-22

Are there extra parts at the lifetime store?

Asked by: Kikaroo24
Additional parts are available at our customer service (800) 225-3865.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-04-22

how do i get a replacement pin that broke

Asked by: PeteP
For replacement parts, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-04-29