Dual Compost Tumbler

Model 60072 Buy Now

Featuring two 50-gallon (6.7 cubic ft) tumblers, the Lifetime Dual Compost Tumbler is the perfect addition to your backyard. The ingenious tumbler design is perfect for easy batch composting. Both tumblers turn for balanced rotation, and the internal aeration bar mixes compost and provides air flow. Constructed of  high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the Dual Compost Tumbler is durable, UV-protected, and has dark, double-wall panels to absorb and retain heat. For added convenience, it has an extra large removable lid and a spring-loaded pin that locks rotation during filling.

Use

  1. Load with Lawn and Garden Trimmings and Organic Waste
  2. Rotates Easily, Saving the Time and Effort of Turning a Compost Heap
  3. Microorganisms Break Down Moist, Well-Aerated Organic Materials
  4. End Result is a Useful and Inexpensive Organic Soil Conditioner and Fertilizer
 

Material of Construction: High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Frame Material: Powder-Coated Steel

 

Setup Dimensions

Width: 56.5 in. (143,5 cm)

Depth: 31.25 in. (79,4 cm)

Height: 43.5 in. (110,4 cm)

Weight: 71.6 lbs. (32,5 kg)

Tumbler Quantity: 2

Tumbler Capacity: 50 Gallons (189.3 Liters)

6.7 Cubic Feet

 
  1. Two 50 Gallon Barrels Allow for Continuous Composting
  2. Load One Barrel While the Other Barrel Processes - Includes Processing Indicator
  3. Aerated Internal Bar Mixes Compost & Allows Needed Airflow
  4. Easily Rotates & Locks in Place
  5. Longlasting Strength and Durability
  6. Black Double-Wall Panels Absorb and Retain Heat
  7. Extra Large Removable Lid
  8. Ingenious Tumbler Design - Turns on Axis for Easy and Balanced Rotation
  9. Spring-Loaded Pin to Lock Rotation During Filling
  10. Aesthetically Pleasing Appearance - No More Messy Compost Heaps
  11. Compost Material is Enclosed - Helps Keep Pests Out
  12. Convenient Loading Height
  13. Sturdy Powder-Coated Steel Frame
  14. How to Compost Guide Included
  15. All Hardware Included
  16. Easy Assembly
  17. 5-Year Limited Warranty

Reviews

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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!

from Syracuse, Utah on June 15, 2012

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My Compliments!

I would like to compliment the engineer who designed the dual composter. It was very easy to put together and a great design. Very nice!

from Spokane, WA on May 01, 2012

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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.

from Sequim WA on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Sequim WA on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Kissimmee, Florida, United States on March 16, 2014

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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.

from Sequim WA on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM, United States on March 04, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Sequim WA on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM, United States on March 04, 2014

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5
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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.

from Albuquerque, NM on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Sequim WA on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM, United States on March 04, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Sequim WA on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM, United States on March 04, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM, United States on March 04, 2014

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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

from Austin, TX, United States on April 01, 2014

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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.

from Kissimmee, Florida, United States on March 16, 2014

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Terribly designed product

 purchased this on sale  and would not take one if it were free.  this MUST be built where you want it,  the structure cannot be moved because it's not structurally sound.  and the build is beyond any weekend project. I am glad I didn't buy a lifetime shed based on this experience.

from NoVa on March 22, 2014

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Rusted so bad...doors can not be opened

Pin on right side snapped just turning the bin when 4 months old. Now both door mechanism are made out of cheap steel and are so rusted--can not be opened or closed

from Burlington, VT, United States on May 06, 2014

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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

from Austin, TX, United States on April 01, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM on March 03, 2014

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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.

from Albuquerque, NM, United States on March 04, 2014

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Terribly designed product

 purchased this on sale  and would not take one if it were free.  this MUST be built where you want it,  the structure cannot be moved because it's not structurally sound.  and the build is beyond any weekend project. I am glad I didn't buy a lifetime shed based on this experience.

from NoVa on March 22, 2014

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