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Lifetime Dual Composter

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 3.88 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have been using the Composter for about a month. The Compost is developing and I am still adding to the first batch. The second composter is still empty. The unit has small flies (normal) but has little oder and is very easy to add material, rotate to mix and will be easy to empty. I really love the dual composter concept. When if finally get to the second composter/batch I'll have plenty of time for the first batch to cook and complete the final conversion to compost. I even through a chicken in there 3 weeks ago and currently don't see any remains. Assemply was somewhat easy. I did some assembly after sunset and had to disassemble and reassembly the composter drum, but it only resulted in a little extra time.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, and backed by a dependable company! I purchased my dual tumbler 3 years ago and have used it constantly since. Great product!
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made, solid construction Just assembled this yesterday,it took my son and I about 1.5 hours. Good instructions for the most part. Time will tell if I have any rusting problems with the hinges, and how resistant this will be to a curious bear that has been known to climb our 7' fence.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dual Composter - Easiest Assembley Instructions Ev We purchased the dual composter two days ago and assembled it yesterday. The assembly instructions and the packaging of the parts were simply the best we have encountered. Everything was labelled and pictured clearly making assembly very easy. The quality and workmanship in the construction of the bins is superb. It is very sturdy and will last a long time. I look forward to using the rotating barrel and never having to turn my compost again!
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could've been made better We have had our tumbler for 2+ years. We have had issues with the pins breaking, the lock getting stuck - so now we can't open the lid without prying the sides away; and the tumbler corners falling out. With a better locking mechanism, this may have been a better review.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've gone green I have 2 of these composters, giving me 4. I like having 2 so you can start one and then work an another when that one is full so you can keep composting. I put i grass clippings, leaves, kitchen scraps and even a little dirt to keep it going. I found that oak leaves don't compost well so brake them up if you use them. I also found that keeping it moist made it work a lot faster. I would add water to it weekly if it got to dry and it would compost a lot faster. Setting it up was a bit of a chore but they are solid and work well. I have used them for a year and half and I got some really good compost. It does take time though. It took me about 6 months. If I had known to keep it moist I could have done it faster. It's been nice not to waste my grass clipping and kitchen scraps and leaves in the garbage. I'm getting good soil and it's rewarding.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dual composter I purchased my first Lifetime Dual Composted last spring. It is ideal to have one composting while filling the second side. I have finally found something to keep the raccoons out! I purchased my second dual composted for my daughter at Christmas and she is just as thrilled as I am with the product. This is a must have product .
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk It took a full day to assemble, and then started rusting the moment I started loading compost materials into it. First both metal lid opening assemblies became very stiff and hard to operate, then the metal hinges on one lid started rusting away, and then broke so that the lid fell off, rendering that bin unusable. The hinges on the second lid are heading the same way. The dual-bin tumbler is a cool concept. Execution, not so much.
Date published: 2015-10-25
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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
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 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
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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