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80 gal. Composter Tumbler

Model: 60058


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80 gal. Composter Tumbler

80 gal. Composter Tumbler


Why spend money on expensive fertilizers when you can create your own composting and reduce landfill waste as well? With a Lifetime Compost Tumbler you can easily reduce, reuse, and recycle kitchen and garden waste into a rich organic soil conditioner. Compost helps retain the moisture in your soil and adds rich nutrients for healthy plants. The Lifetime Compost Tumbler is designed with black, double-walled panels to absorb and retain the heat that decomposes the material. An internal aeration bar allows the flow of oxygen that is necessary to break down the material into a rich, black organic fertilizer for your garden. The lightweight 80 gallon compost tumbler easily turns on its axis for balanced rotation—saving you the time and effort of turning a compost heap with a pitchfork! The non-cylindrical design of the tumblers allows for more effective mixing of contents when rotated. You’ll also appreciate the extra-large removable lid for easy filling and dumping. This composter has many advantages over an open compost heap. It contains unsightly scraps and their accompanying odors in an enclosed container that is inaccessible to pesky rodents and will not attract insects. 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. We also have a How To Compost video with helpful hints and how to's.

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



Model 60058

Assembly & Manuals


Compost Tumbler (80 gallon) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifetime 60058 Compost Tumbler Black 80 Gallon We bought this model at the Chelsea Flower Show this summer - 2014. Compost decomposed faster than the plastic bin type we have also used, main advantage being that decomposition was much more even and faster, however we are not sure how much to fill it - up to what level does it cease to work as well? Do you put water in it? Compost only went moist [useable] this week November 2014 [6 months]. You have to introduce worms [preferably worms that are ready for turning or they become giddy when rotated!] It would be a good idea to issue instructions / advice on this website [video] or provided with the product when it arrives.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Subject to rust - especially in Hawai I bought two of these about 3 years ago. they work as advertised and I have produced a TON of compost. The only problem I've had is RUST! Within the first few months I saw rust in several of the metal parts. I tried using 'rust inhibitors' to no avail. Today I have several places rusted through and have concocted ways to make them still work for me. Will be trying to get parts soon.. As a point of record, the warranty EXCLUDES rust - perhaps they KNEW this might be a problem?
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great customer service! Average assembly instructions. I received an incomplete package and customer service couldn't have been more helpful. The instructions are all drawn pictures, which left me always doubting myself. Granted, I don't assemble things a lot, but I had to use a series of very good YouTube videos to help the process. The drill bit in the packaging broke when trying to set the screws through the metal base, but other than that, the assembly went slowly but surely. I haven't used the tumbler for long, but it seems sturdy and very, very large. I'll be surprised if I ever fill it. I will repeat that the service was great.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid I have been composting for a very long time. I have tried everything. This has all of the features that make a composter work perfectly. It eats compost fast and completely. Easy to empty, easy to use.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It came with everything to build the unit. Just received this yesterday and I will put it together this weekend. Looks great as far as the parts are concerned . Can hardly wait to use it.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A durable and efficient composter This is my second tumbler. I have the first one for over ten years and it still is doing its job. I remembered putting it together so I scheduled a large chunk of time. Unfortunately the package arrived with significant damage. A packet containing many of the screws, etc. had broken open and I had only a partial selection. I called the company (number on their instruction) and they were very receptive and told me that they would send another packet. They also mentioned that their shipping dept. was behind schedule and that it would probably take a week to ten days.Ten days later I received the packet. Their instruction manual describes, in pictures, the necessary steps in order, the tools needed, and the different labeled parts. It is important to follow their steps otherwise one can find oneself having to undo some work in order to complete the task.I am not the handiest man but I was able to accomplish it in about 4 hours. Most important tool is the power drill.Once the composter reaches a certain load it is almost impossible to turn. I have been using a short handled shovel to turn the load when I add material that works very well.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice looking. I had been looking at this type of composter for a while, for the price I couldn't go wrong.It does take two to put together.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for HOA's Our HOA does not allow compost piles so this product allows me to compost my kitchen scraps etc. It works well, but gets too wet when it rains heavily. I need a cover for it but can't find one.
Date published: 2015-06-27
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I have one of these and somehow water has collected and been caught in the composter walls, for lack of a better word. There is a few gallons of water slushing around inside the pieces that I can't get rid of or figure out how it got in there! Any advice?

Asked by: kimrobw4
I drilled a few small drain holes in each end of each panel and that did the trick. I don't know if the accumulated water was condensation on the inside or came in through some other path, but its gone now.
Answered by: Paul in Mass
Date published: 2017-06-20

I live in an area with a lot of black bears. Do you have any experience with how this composter will hold up from bears? I would love to compost but do not want to have a continual attraction for bear as I also have small animals I want to protect.

Asked by: Karen
this is not a bear proof device- If you have bears, best to not compost food waste at all- that's just attracting them. you can compost plant matter, but not produce or fruits.
Answered by: Paul in Mass
Date published: 2017-06-29

I have this one and an older green model, I love them to bits, but the green one has started to fade drastically in the sun. Would it be possible to spray paint these or would that eat the plastic?

Asked by: Terry
We would not recommend painting the plastic on the composter tumbler. The plastic material is designed to expand an contract with the heat and cold so any paint applied will crack and chip off. Also these is a chance that the fumes from the paint used could effect your compost.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-07-13

We bought the black 80-gal unit some time ago (probably 3 years or more). Last year, the pin that holds the tumbler in place snapped. I'm sure we no longer have the invoice, and I don't know the warranty period on these. Are replacement parts avail?

Asked by: CraigC
Yes, replacement parts are available and can be ordered through our Customer Service Department. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-06-30

As I'm turning the composter, I can hear water swishing around. I emptied the bin and it is not in the compost - it is inside the layers of plastic. I believe it is breeding mosquitoes. I can seem to get it out - is there a fix?

Asked by: christineO
We apologize about the issue you are experiencing with your compost tumbler. Please contact our Customer Service Department and they will be able to provide suggestions on how to get your issue resolved. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-08-16

I bought this model at BUNNINGS in Australia.  I do NOT have a disc layer to watch CD assembly disc included. Can you send me the file via email so I can watch. I can NOT figure out how to attach panels (BHN) to side panels usIng ADW & BHK. Reply please

Asked by: Dan Stewart
The DVD that is included with our compost tumblers is a, "How to Compost" video and not an assembly video. You can go onto youtube.com to search for assembly videos for our compost tumblers. Also you can call into our Customer Service Department for assistance with any assembly questions you may have. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-06-21
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