Geobin Composting System
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About this item
- Lightweight rugged plastic bin creates an instant compost system
- Ventilating holes admit air and moisture; retains heat and moisture for faster decomposing
- Adjustable to over 3-feet in diameter holds compost neatly in place
- Creates rich garden soil helps reduce landfill waste
- Fast and easy to assemble
The Geobin Composting System is a low-cost, easy-solution to your yard waste problem. It replaces the unsightly pile in your backyard with an attractive, functional container. This adjustable bin will hold over 14 bushels of perfect composting ingredients. Geobin can take grass clippings and leaves and turn them into a rich soil conditioner for use in your gardens. The Geobin is easy to assemble, easy to fill, and easy to maintain. It is made of rugged, lightweight plastic that you can start using in minutes. Due to the generous number of air holes and open top, the composting process takes place very quickly. Don’t let the simple appearance fool you; this is a hard working tool that should be in every backyard.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 15.24 x 91.44 cm; 3.63 Kilograms
- Date First Available : Nov. 4 2011
- Manufacturer : Presto Products
- ASIN : B00140UWDK
- Item model number : GKL0951-6
- Customer Reviews:
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I found no problem with the stakes , the instructions say to start the stakes 4" below the rim and that leaves planty of staking to keep the bin in place. I'm not sure if the other reviewers had a different version of the geobin or if presto improved the system, but the stakes are not an issue anymore.they penetrate the ground atleast 6"
The bin provides the perfect 3 cubic feet of volume to achieve the optimum pressure on the pile, the ventilation is just right as well.
I have been making alot of active compost over the years.And these bins are by far the fastest and easiest to use from my experience.
For the price of a well known tumbler, that did poorly in the compost system shootout, you could buy several of these and create your own compost factory. The simple keys to quick compost are :
1)Layer the ingredients
2)A good mix of greens and browns
3)Keep the contents moist, not soggy,not dry
4)Keep your compost in the shade(the pile is heated by the breakdown activity, not the sun)
5)Turn the pile as often as possible but no more than every few days(every 2 weeks is a good start)
6)The more variety in the pile, the better the compost
These bins are worth the money, you simply can not beat home made compost.The bags of compost in the big box stores is good for adding organic material to the soil but is most often lifeless, never expect compost that has been sitting in the sun, on a pallet, in a sealed bag to have any chance of adding active life to your soil...it has been cooked sterile before you even buy it.
Easy to use, easy to set up - the only reason it doesn't get more stars from me is that I've got a lot of critters in my neighborhood - squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, skunks, groundhogs, deer, raccoons - and a couple of the more enterprising among them have chewed some holes in the outside.
Not huge ones, mind you, but enough that I quickly went to the Home Depot and got some 3'x25' 1/2" wire mesh, snipped and surrounded the still 99% intact unit. Problem solved.
The fact is, I should have thought to do this first - I've seen what they did to my poor bird feeder, even to the airtight feed storage box, so part of the blame is on me. What should I have expected when I kept putting delicious raw and cooked veggie scraps, old bread and other delectable items in a bin on the far side of my property, abutting a forest? It may as well have been a written invitation.
Next year, I'll just remove the plastic and leave the wire mesh, but for a beginning composter, this is an easy, affordable solution that works WAY faster than even my new rotating composter.
But if you've got a set of wire snips, some fine mesh (1/2" is best) chicken wire, and a few 3.5' poles to thread through the holes, you can make one of these yourself. If you don't ,you'll spend more money than this costs to do it from scratch, but not a world more. And you'll have some chicken wire left over for parties and holiday dinners.
I've reduced my rating from 5 stars to 4. I originally stated that the composter was durable. I suppose it is in the right conditions, but when you have a couple of rambunctious dogs in the backyard, that durability is seriously tested. As the compost pile settled and went down, the composter became less sturdy and thus vulnerable. After a few dozen whacks by my dogs, the composter came down, with the stakes irreversibly bent. The dogs proceeded to chew holes in the plastic shell. As I stated in my original review, I was going to make my own cedar compost bins, and so far those are working well, and for about the same price. And their durability is beyond a doubt. I don't want to knock these bins too much. In the right environment, and for the right price, I think they're fine. But if you have some mechanical aptitude, a work area, and the time, building some cedar compost bins yourself is the way to go.
Original review: February 2015
This composter is as advertised. Therefore I'll give it 5 stars. But I won't be buying more. It didn't hold as many leaves as I'd hoped. I bought this one as a test to see how many I would need to compost all my front yard and backyard leaves. I had hoped a single composter would accept all my backyard leaves at least. I have a small backyard and only one large tree and two small trees that produce leaves. I'd say it took about 2/3 of the backyard leaves. I bagged the rest and added them to the composter over next two months as the original leaf pile sank down. After this experiment I think I would need at least 5 of these composters to handle the front and backyard (my front yard is large with 5 large trees). That many composters would eat up a large portion of my backyard. Plus they're not exactly pretty. This has me rethinking my plan. I may build some cedar composters to do the whole job next year. I hope this helps
I have two bins, which I use to put fall leaves and kitchen scraps in. My first season was the fall of 2011. In June of 2012, the leaves were completely decomposed and I harvested the compost to supplement the mulch that I had already purchased from my landscaper. For the fall of 2012, I bought a used electric lawn mower with a bag and ran over the leaves to cut them into smaller pieces. I now have both bins filled to the top with these chopped leaves and kitchen scraps collected since June. I am ordering a third bin as there are still plenty of leaves around the property. I will report next year if the chopped leaves compost faster, but I suspect it will help speed the process so that I will have compost ready and I will not have to purchase as much mulch from the landscaper in the spring.