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Compost Bin Buyer's Guide

Want to buy a compost bin, but don't know how to choose?

We've put together this Composter Buyer's Guide for you to explain the pros and cons of different types of compost bins.

Standard Composters

Pros:

Large Capacity

Simple to Use

Less Expensive

Cons:

Harder to keep mixed and aerated Not as fast as tumblers

Top Sellers:

  • Recycled Plastic Compost Bin

  • Large Recycled Plastic Compost Bin

  • Double Cedar Composting Bin
  • Compost Tumblers

    Pros:

    Easy to Mix and Aerate Compost

    Makes Compost Quickly

    Cons:

    More expensive

    Smaller capacity than standard compost bins

    Top Sellers:

  • Tumbleweed Compost Tumbler Bin

  • Tumbler Compost Bin and Compost Tea Maker

  • Small Dual Chamber Tumbling Composter
  • Worm Composters

    Pros:

    You can compost indoors

    Cons:

    Only composts about 1 pound of material per week

    Worms have to be kept between 50 to 80 degrees

    Top Sellers:

  • Worm Cafe Vermicompost Bin

  • Recycled Plastic Worm Compost Stackable Bin

  • Stackable Worm Bin
  • Pet Waste Composters

    Pros:

    Easy way to deal with pet waste

    Cons:

    Doesn’t work with cat poop, just dogs.

    Top Sellers:

  • Pet Waste Composter

  • Pet Poop Composter
  • Indoor Composters

    Pros:

    Lets you make compost inside, even with no yard

    Cons:

    Small capacity

    Electric models are expensive

    Bokashi models require burying finished materials to complete the process.

    Top Sellers:

  • Indoor Kitchen Composter

  • Naturmill Automatic Indoor Composter
  • Compost Pails

    Pros:

    Makes it easy to collect kitchen scraps

    Cons:

    Not a compost bin -- only for collecting materials

    Top Sellers:

  • Stainless Steel Compost Pail

  • Bamboo Compost Pail

  • Compost Pail