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65 gal. Compost Tumbler

Model: 60028


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65 gal. Compost Tumbler

65 gal. Compost Tumbler


Going green? Recycle your vegetable scraps into a nutritious fertilizer for your vegetable and flower gardens with the Lifetime 65 gal. Composter. While this composter holds less than our 80 gallon composter, the cooking process takes less time because it is designed with a much larger aeration tube. This increases airflow and breaks the compost down into a fine fertilizer. It is constructed with heavy-duty black panels to absorb and retain the heat that decomposes the organic material. The lightweight 65 gallon tumbler turns on its axis for balanced rotation. The non-cylindrical design of the tumbler allows for more effective mixing of contents when rotated. Extra-large removable lid allows easy access for filling and dumping. With your compost ingredients enclosed inside the composter tub, you will not be subjected to an unsightly, smelly, fly attracting, open-air compost heap in your garden. And no more turning it all with a pitchfork. Save your back, save your money, with the convenient Lifetime 65 gal. composter. 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 60028

Assembly & Manuals


Compost Tumbler (65 gallon) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifetime 65 Gallon compost Tumbler This is a great quality perfect size tumbler for a medium to large backyard in the city of Los Angeles. It is easy to put the material in and turn. It is sturdy and good looking. My only negative comment is the assembly. It is very difficult to assemble without someone who is handy and familiar with reading complicated instructions. It should have more drilled holes in the plastic and metal rather than having to drill yourself. Once assembled (two people, 3+hours) it is great.
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tumbler with questionable hardware but awesome customer service Have been using the tumbler for awhile now with good results. No major complaints except for just recently where the bolts that the lid pivots on broke making the lid come off in my hands. I thought this was done but I found the contact us section on their site, put in my information and a day later received an email order confirmation! They are sending me the replacement parts no charge!!! This is a great way to start the morning. Thank you very much Lifetime!! Just for that, I am going to the big box store tonight to purchase one of your folding tables. My opinion on their products went down when the bolts broke but since they apparently stand by their products, I am off to buy me a table! Thanks!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from won't last a lifetime... The nuts and bolts are not stainless so they will rust in a few years. For a few pennies extra they could have actually made a product that would last a lifetime...
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and rapid warranty service I bought the 65 gal tumbler in 2015 and was so pleased with it that I purchased another one in 2016 so that I could have one batch "working" while another batch was being put together. This has worked well. The devices are well built and robust. The only issue that I have had is weakening spring latches on the oldest tumbler. I contacted Lifetime customer service via email with a note about the problem and a couple of follow up pictures. They mailed out replacements the next day. I would have scored them 4 stars because of the latch design and/or quality of the spring steel used, but the fast fix brought my review up to 5 stars. This is the type of customer service one expects from a quality company.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hardware Problem Both metal pivots that allow the top to open have broken and it appears that I will not be able to buy replacements which render the tumbler useless. This product needs better support. Age: 4 years
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made I bought this over the weekend and had it up and running the next day.It is very sturdy and very easy to load. Can not wait for the results.
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great, easy to use, compost in a month or I've had this tumbler for about 1 1/2 years and it works great - did have to figure out a mixture - if it smells a little, that's good. I had one problem with the Lid Hinges (pivot bolts), sent Customer Service a message and they sent me new ones - back to working great again. I was able to put it together myself except for the last few Nuts/bolts.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and great customer service ! We have had this compost tumbler for several years and have nothing but praise for ease of use. The size is perfect for use in a backyard garden, and it is so personally rewarding to "recycle" food waste. Our garden plants love it, too ! Our only problem was with the pivot bolts which snapped one day. I called customer service and they had new ones shipped out within two days at no charge. Thank you so much! I would highly recommend the product and also the company. We will definitely check out Lifetime for any other outdoor products we may be considering.
Date published: 2016-06-02
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We set up our composter about 2 months ago. Worked really well initially. It seems like the pin that locks the bin in place is not long enough and it won't lock anymore. HELP!

Asked by: Grace
For assistance with your issue please contact our customer service team at 800-225-3865 or email customerservice@lifetime.com.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2016-08-01

Can I add red wriggler worms to my composter?  Any rules/suggestions about that?

Asked by: Jane
Unfortunately we would not be able to provide any kind of composting advice as we just manufacture the product. I would recommend contacting a local nursery as they would be able to provide that kind of information for you.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-05-20

One of the Hinge Pivot's (COK) for the Lid broke off after about a year. How can I get more of these to replace this and any future ones that might break?

Asked by: Ted52
For replacement parts, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2017-07-12

Where can I get replacement part COK for model number 60028 compost tumbler? Part COK is a HINGE PIVOT.

Asked by: Buck
For replacement parts, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-09-29

Can I use this to compost chicken manure?

Asked by: Collibeth
You should be okay to compost chicken manure but we would recommend contacting a local nursery to get their recommendations on that.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-07-20

My lid bolt is broke. I need parts, is it possible?

Asked by: Wayne mmmm
Yes, for replacement parts, please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: Steve1
Date published: 2015-06-23

My tea does not leak through the bottom. When I turn the bin (which is empty) I can hear the tea swirling. How do I remove it?

Asked by: Katy
For assistance, please contact our customer service team at 1-800-225-3865 or email customerservice@lifetime.com
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-12-20

I don't see a spigot for draining the compost tea.. is that a possibility?

Asked by: Christy
There isn’t a spigot. The compost tea leaks through the seams on the bottom of the composter. That is why we recommend placing the composter in an area where it will be okay for the compost tea to drain.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2017-08-03
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