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Dual Composter

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 3.5161 out of 5 by 31.
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
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
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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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