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Dual Composter

Model: 60072

List Price: $299.99

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Dual Composter


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.


  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Balanced Lightweight Construction
  • Galvanized Steel Base
  • Heavy-Duty UV-Protected HDPE Panels
  • Innovative Dual 50-Gallon (189,3 L) Tumbler Capacity
  • Powder-Coated Steel Frame


Model 60072
Cubic Foot Capacity 6.7 ft3 (0,18 m3)
Dimensions 56.5 in. W x 31.25 in. L x 43.5 in. H (143,5 cm x 79,3 cm x 110,4 cm)
Materials of Construction High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Product Weight 71.6 lb. (32,5 kg)
Tumbler Capacity Two (2) 50-Gallon Tumblers (189,2 L)
Tumbler Design Dual

Assembly & Manuals


Dual Compost Tumbler is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Service Bought the Dual Compost Tumbler a long time ago, maybe 5 years. Love it. Taken pretty good care of it by cleaning the rusty locking mechanism every 6 mos or so. Was a little disappointed they weren't more rust resistant. Anyway, finally rusted shut and since they work great for us otherwise, I called to see if I could buy replacement parts. Talked to Luke in customer service who quickly volunteered to ship them for free. He did this without me complaining, threatening, whining or anything. The company stands by its products, hires terrific associates who deliver amazing customer service.Many thanks!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It gets 1 star because there are on 0 stars Bought it at Costco a year ago and the hinges and other metal hardware have rusted to the point I can not open bins. Removed hinges and got one freed up, but the other one broke. Very cheap. Do not recommend! On my way to Lowes to buy parts to fix this junk...
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes compost We have the newer model of this composter. It looks like barrels. It was a terrible pain to assemble, but once put together, it is sturdy, good looking, easy to turn and fill. The only other minor negative thing is that the red tab that indicates the barrel in use faded in just a few months. We've already had two batches come out since February.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from product rusted out The product rusted out before i could get 1lbs of usable compost. Really a shame they used such cheap metal
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hardware rusted first year I bought my composter from Costco to replace one a had had for 10+ years. However the first year the hardware rusted so I cannot open either bins.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked great at first, but didn't last When it was shiny and new, this was great. But in about 2 years of use, the clips that control rotation no longer locked into place, the bin leaks gross compost juice from almost every seam, cracks have developed in the joints, and mice (or something) chewed a sizable hole straight through the plastic on one side. Pretty much no longer usable. We didn't use it heavily, and it was in a fairly urban, clean environment.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality Good quality, seems to hold up well to continued use and the weather outside. No stink by the house. It's easy to use.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it while it lasted I have had my composter for 4+ years. It did take a long time to assemble. My pins to hold the barrels in place broke pretty shortly after we purchased it. All of the metal inside of the barrels began rusting shortly after we started using it. When it rains water gets inside of the lid, so when you tumble it you can hear water sloshing around inside of it. The closing mechanism has always been stiff but has been functional and served it's purpose, until today. One of the bars of the latch snapped off when I tried to turn it. It has composted a lot of soil over the last few years, but I don't think I will purchase this model again.
Date published: 2016-07-31
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Where do I find replacement parts for a Lifetime 60072 Dual Compost Tumbler?

Asked by: Dougy
For replacement parts, please contact our customer service team at 1-800-225-3865 or email customerservice@lifetime.com
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-09-02

instructions for replacing the handles

Asked by: Renie
You can call our customer service and they can help you get the replacement handles and help you with the installation of them as well. They can be reached at 800-225-3865
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-04-28

I've lost the red processing indicator clip for my dual composter.  How can I get another?

Asked by: lynnpenn
You can order replacement parts at customercare@lifetime.com or call us at 800-225-3865.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-03-16

Dual Compost Tumbler-some sites say it's discontinued by manufacturer. Is there a problem? Main complaint in reviews was doors rusted shut but someone else said replacement unit was different materials. Please advise, looking for Christmas for kids in WA

Asked by: lhen
This product has not been discontinued and the rusting problem has been addressed.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-12-12

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: 2014-04-17

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

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
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