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Overview

Model # IM4000 Store SKU # 1000710822

This unique tumbling composter features two chambers fill one side, while the other side cures, making it easy to efficiently convert your kitchen and yard waste into rich soil enhancing compost. Just load it up, close the sliding door and use the convenient built- in hand holds to give it a turn every couple days and see how it produces finished compost in weeks. The tumbling composter is made with recycled, uv inhibited, black plastic which absorbs heat and is designed to be rodent-proof. Help divert waste from landfill or costly processing and turn your own organic waste into compost in your own backyard.

  1. Easy turn barrel with convenient built- in hand holds
  1. Made from durable, u.v. resistant plastic with recycled content and includes a strong steel frame, which will last for many years
  1. Adjustable air vents
  1. Rodent resistant
  1. Space efficient size with 5 cubic ft or 140 litre capacity
  1. Made in Canada. Helps you better control or recycle waste

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
26
Assembled Height (in inches)
36
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
29
Assembled Width (in inches)
28
Packaged Depth (in inches)
22
Packaged Height (in inches)
8
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
30
Packaged Width (in inches)
22

Details

Capacity (L.)
140
Country of Origin
CA-Canada
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor Only
Product Type
Composting Supplies

Warranty / Certifications

The product is guaranteed for one year against manufacturing defects. info@fcmponline.com
Tumbling Composter with Two ChambersFCMP Outdoor Tumbling Composter with Two ChambersThis unique tumbling composter features two chambers fill one side, while the other side cures, making it easy to efficiently convert your kitchen and yard waste into rich soil enhancing compost. Just load it up, close the sliding door and use the convenient built- in hand holds to give it a turn every couple days and see how it produces finished compost in weeks. The tumbling composter is made with recycled, uv inhibited, black plastic which absorbs heat and is designed to be rodent-proof. Help divert waste from landfill or costly processing and turn your own organic waste into compost in your own backyard.
FCMP Outdoor
1000710822
CAD1292024-02-28
The Home Depot Canada
Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1652.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good, but a few minor issues to consider Have had for about a month now, so far so good. However, one thing I'm noticing is that it can require a fair bit of strength to rotate especially when it's only half full. I'm an average sized mid-40 year old man and find I really have to pull it. I can imagine those with a bit less heft than me could find it quite challenging depending on how full it is. When it's more full it becomes easier as the weight is more evenly distributed. The other thing I'm slightly concerned about is the size of the opening. I can imagine if I was trying to empty a mower bag full of clippings into it most would miss the opening, and I'm expecting that when it comes time to remove the compost it's going to take a fair bit of dislodging to get it through the opening. Otherwise, so far so good.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice starter composter Just bought this on-line from Home Depot and delivery was within 2 days. The instructions were pictorial and were less than ideal, but after one blunder, we got it together. I would recommend looking on-line for the videos before struggling with the vague paper instructions that comes with the product. We were putting it together outside, so we weren't able to see the computer screen as we built it, so watch it beforehand inside along with the paper instructions to make it easier. Be aware that the bins are small when the divider is put in, so you might want to consider not using the divider if that's a problem for you.
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not compost easily as led to believe. I have been composting for a few years now and have always wondered if a tumbler would be better for composting...boy was I wrong! Previously I had a traditional compost unit sitting on the ground near my shed and it continuously put out good compost and was almost always "hot" and cooking. The problem was, despite my efforts to only put in veggie material, coffee grounds, shredded paper, etc pests were still attracted to the bin. This Spring I decided to get rid of this bin and buy the tumbler above. Assembly and setup was easy and I would give it 5 stars on that front. I added my first batch of material in early April...by mid to late April the first compartment was full and I began adding materials to the second compartment. Around early May I noticed the "curing" side was becoming a "slimy sludge" that smelled really bad. I couldn't understand it...this was the same material that when added to my ground bin heated up and broke down in a matter of weeks (remember I have been doing this for quite some time and know very well about ratios, etc). I did some reading and found information indicating that composting in a tumbler is quite different than ground composting because it is in fact the bacteria from the ground the powers the process of composting. So I decided to add some dirt directly from the ground, a batch of compost accelerator from WalMart along with a good load of sawdust to try and dry it out a bit. This did not work either and the batch remained just a big wet ball of sludge. Thinking that maybe it was the excess rain we were having in the Spring that might have caused this (maybe the ventilation holes allowed too much rain in?) I decided to wrap the bin in a tarp so that I could control the moisture in the tumbler. I emptied out the current contents and started over...same result...a putrid mess of slime and sludge. I decided to try an experiment to rule out that it could be the materials I was adding. I mulched some leaves along with bark, sawdust, coffee grounds, egg cartons until I had it just the perfect ratios. I put one batch in the tumbler and one batch in a trash container with the bottom cut out. The batch in the trash can composted after a very short time...the batch in the tumbler, once again, was a gross mess of slime and wet "goop". After more reading I found that you need to be something akin to a scientist to get everything just right to compost in a tumbler. Needless to say, it was a big disappointment. I returned to my bin on the ground but this time I buried the bin about 3.5 feet down to eliminate the problems with rodents and pests getting in there...and after only a short period of time I have a good batch "cooking" again using the same materials I added to the tumbler...I'll probably just use the tumbler to store a cured batch in. Kerry Newfoundland, Canada
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Assembly is not straight foward... Assembly instruction is not clear;they tell you to start assembling with panel Number 1 and continue upwards to 2, 3, 4 etc and assemble the door last; however, the panels i received wee labelled either 1 or 3; there was no 2, or 4 or any other number. They are however all the same. Secondly, there is no instructions on how to align the two end pieces' any small mistake, you might have to remove one side and re-screw the screws. It is tricky. The easiest thing to do is, do not screw tight until all the panels are in, then tighten later.I have just set it up, so i will wait 2 - 4 weeks to see how it works.
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bon composteur Facile et fun à monter (y'a juste beaucoup de petites visses...). Prend pas trop de place et pourtant a une bonne capacité avec 2 compartiments. Le tambour rotatif permet de fournir une bonne aération au composte qui s'opère plus vite qu'en mode traditionnel je trouve. Ensuite faut juste trouver le bon dosage entre feuilles mortes et matières azotées (déchets organiques) et qu'il ne fasse pas trop froid.
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pratique Facile à tourner s'il n,est pas trop plein, plastique robuste. Attention à bien lire les indications de montage pour ne pas avoir à recommencer hi ! Hi ! Hi !
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what i wanted easy assembly - works great - I've had it for almost 5 months now. Only downside is the doors are a little small (but nothing that can't be worked around).
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Love this unit. There are two of us that have been inputting the material into the unit for about a month and a half, and we haven't even filled up the first half. Quite sturdy and easy to use. Just make sure that your indoor organics collection container is not too wide to avoid any spills while dumping the material into the composter.
Date published: 2021-01-11
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I assume u leave this outside or can you leave it in the garage. does composting work in the winter when its -20c. I am looking to get one but not sure how it works.

Asked by: MollyMcM
Definitely leave it outside, perferrably on the grass or ground, as juices will leak out of it from time to time. Also if your brown to green ratio is off you'll get fruit flies occasionally. I add some stuff to mine over the winter, but it doesn't break down much until spring. Good luck.
Answered by: Valzie
Date published: 2022-11-27

Will this tumble during the cold Canadian winter months?

Asked by: AJL1950
I live in Charlottetown, PE and find that the sliding lid will freeze shut with the snow. You can still tumble but it can be difficult to add new material to the composter.
Answered by: Heidi2
Date published: 2021-06-10
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