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Jora JK270 Composter - 9.5 Cubic Feet

Item #: JK270

Our price: $419.00


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This sturdy, Swedish designed 'continuous-use' compost tumbler is insulated for faster composting in cooler climates. The Jora JK270 comes with a high stand, and two high capacity fully-enclosed, pest proof compartments. read more

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The Jora JK270 Composter simplifies and speeds up the process of making compost. It is a 'continuous-use' dual chamber composter. Dual chambers allow you to keep adding new materials to one compartment while the other matures. Because the unit is insulated and sealed, it converts kitchen waste to compost in as little as two weeks.

With a capacity of 9.5 cubic feet, the Jora JK270 can easily handle daily composting of kitchen scraps for a family of four or more. It is suitable for larger households, small restaurants, B&Bs, schools, and care homes.

Features & Benefits:

  • 'Continuous-use' dual chamber composter
  • Durable, rust-resistant galvanized steel construction
  • Holds 9.5 cubic feet (71 gallons) of compost
  • Operating capacity: 6 to 8 gallons per week
  • Easy to use - rotates easily for maximum aeration
  • Insulated - great for cool climates and all-weather composting
  • Fully-enclosed and pest resistant
  • Elevated rodent proof design
  • Reduces odors

Dual Chambers

The JK270 is divided into two compartments, so one side is filled while the compost in the other side matures. Once one compartment is full, the mature compost can be emptied from the other compartment, and the cycle begins again. You can use the composter continuously, with no waiting between batches.


Composting generates heat, and the different microorganisms start working at different temperatures. The HDPE insulation in the JK270 composter allows the temperature to rise to 150° F for faster, more efficient processing of your organic waste. At these temperatures fresh waste starts to break down before it has a chance to rot and attract pests. With its superior insulation, the Jora composter will continue working through winter, long after other composters have stopped completely.


  • Easy to spin - simply turn by hand after adding waste
  • Fresh waste is brought into direct contact with decaying waste
  • Adds air to the mixture, providing oxygen vital for microbial activity

What can be composted?

  • Raw and cooked food scraps e.g. vegetables, fruit, eggshells, meat, fish, bread
  • Garden waste e.g. flower cuttings, leaves, weeds, grass clippings
  • Shredded paper and cardboard e.g. egg cartons
  • Light pet waste e.g. rabbit or hamster bedding

The Jora JK270 Composter will accept organic household waste or anything biodegradable. After adding waste, it will take about 6 to 8 weeks for each chamber to produce compost. Once both chambers are in operation you should be emptying one chamber every 3 to 4 weeks.

Rodent Proof:

The Jora JK270 Composter is sited off the ground so there is no possibility of rodents or other pests gaining access to the waste in the composter.


  • Exterior: galvanized steel panels, powder coated to last for years. The steel panels will withstand extreme freezing without developing cracks, and will hold up well to prolonged sun exposure without any deterioration of the finish.
  • Insulation: 2.16" HDPE polyethylene - a stable, non-toxic plastic
  • Galvanized steel stand
  • Rust-proof stainless steel hardware


1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty


Composting reduces landfill waste and produces nutrient rich soil for gardening.

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Additional Information

Capacity 9.5 cubic feet (71 gallons)
Color Hunter Green
Weight 86 pounds
Material Powder-coated steel
Dimensions 44.5" L x 28" W x 50" H
Key Feature Continuous-use compost tumbler with twin insulated compartments
Manufacturer Jora
Assembly TIme 60 Minutes

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This Product Ships To:
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  • From Mark at 1/16/17 7:54 PM
    • If Jora JK 270 big enough to recycle kitchen's leftover for a household with three adults, cooking daily?

    • The JK270 is more than enough for a household of this size. The Jk125 would even be sufficient if you were interested in a smaller model, it's designed for 1-4 people cooking daily.
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  • From Sylvia at 6/28/16 2:33 PM
    • 1) How do you empty the com poster? Just turn it over and the compost falls out into a bucket?
      2) Does it make a black "tea"(fertilizer water)? If so, how is that extracted for use? Is there a small outlet or spigot that this water can be drained off?
    • To empty the Jora JK270 Composter you can set a wheelbarrow directly under the unit, open the doors and decant directly into the wheelbarrow. If you don't have a wheelbarrow, use a box. Another option is to lay a tarp on the ground beneath the Jora and drop the compost onto the tarp It's easy to then drag the tarp to where you plan on using the finished compost.

      The Jora does not make compost tea. But you easily make your own. Just decant some compost into a bucket and add water, let sit in the sun for couple/few days and then pout off the liquid into another bucket for use as compost tea.
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  • From John at 5/15/16 10:45 AM
    • Hi,

      I am concerned about any possible chemical leaching from the composter into the soil. Can you tell me what the inside foam consist of? I just want to make sure the organic scrapes that go in will result in pure organic soil coming out.

      Thank you,
    • The foam insulation used in the Jora composter is made using HDPE plastic that is extruded and shaped to fit the composter. The material is inert and does not leach.
      We use three of these composters in our gardens and have noticed that over the years this foam gets slightly compressed and sometimes shifts a bit, but this is easy to fix just by shifting it back to where it belongs.
      We've tested most of the composters we sell, and we are strict with organic practices. The Jora is our favorite.
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  • From Rhonda at 5/29/14 10:46 AM
    • What about the potential for rust?
    • The tubing is stainless steel and the metal parts are powder coated. We've had two Jora's in our back yard for several years and not a sign of rust anywhere.
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  • From Alison at 5/18/14 8:52 PM
    • Do you need to add any water to the compost bin? If so, how much and how often? Thanks.
    • In most situations where you are mixing household food waste and some lawn and shrub clippings, you won't need to add water to your composter. Only if you are using very dry materials would you add any water. Your compost should be moist, but not soggy. So as a general rule, you won't be adding water to your Jora.
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  • From Allen at 4/24/14 12:45 PM
    • I am wondering what is the distance from the ground to the bottom of the bins? Thanks
    • From the ground to the bottom of the bin is just a bit over 22".
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  • From Walt at 9/1/13 9:32 AM
    • I am putting the JK270 together and when I stand it up to tighten the two ends, I hold the nut on the left with wrench and as I turn the nut on the right I notice the treaded rod turns also so the nut does not tighten. How does one stop the treaded rod from turning insid so it tightens?
    • Sorry you are having difficulty with the threaded rod assembly.

      It sounds like there may a small burr in the threads on the right end of the rod which is making the rod turn instead of allowing the nut to advance an the threads. Here is what you can do:

      Remove the rod or extend it enough that you can get a small pipe wrench or a channel-lock pliers on the rod (do not put the tool directly on the threads where the nut will advance). Hold the rod firmly and use the socket wrench (or crescent wrench) to advance the nut past the burr on the threaded rod.

      Now you can hold the wrench on the right side and screw in the nut on the left.

      This should correct the problem.

      Greg Seaman
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  • From Lexi at 6/19/13 10:40 AM
    • Can I put compostable plastic bags inside the Jora composter? I'm thinking it would be so convenient to place my kitchen scraps in a compostable plastic bag, and then dump the entire thing in the Jora composter. Would that work? Or would it inhibit the composting process?
    • The composting process would be slowed down. The plastic bag would prevent the scraps from mixing with the active compost and aeration would also be inhibited. One of the great features of the Jora is the ease of spinning the drum. This mixes and aerates the materials to speed the composting process. Using the plastic bags would deprive you of this advantage.
      We recommend usiing a compost keeper - it won't tip over, is pet proof, and easy to dump into the composter and then reuse.
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  • From Kim at 5/27/13 10:06 AM
    • Do you only put kitchen scraps in it? Does it need anything else? Do you have to put in any dirt?
    • Composters commonly hold more than kitchen scraps. Many materials from the yard and garden are also compostable and these materials help balance the compost for faster and more complete composting. If you were to only add kitchen scraps, your compost would be wet and sluggish, with too much nitrogen and not enough carbon. You will want to add carbon elements, like dried leaves and grass clippings, shrub prunings and sawdust.
      Here is page with all you need to know about composting, including a chart of what elements you can add and whether they are carbon or nitrogen-based.
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  • From Al at 4/10/13 3:46 AM
    • How much does this leak? Does the leaking smell?
    • The Jora JK270 Composter does not leak. There is no smell associated with the composter during normal use.
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