We like this composter because it’s less expensive than the others, and yet large enough to accommodate both kitchen waste and yard trimmings. However, because this composter sits on the ground, and has no bottom, you are unable to easily turn the compost. Therefore the composting process is not as fast as with the compost tumblers.
You can keep adding to this composter from the top, and removing the finished product from the four hatch doors at the base. You can pull the compost out of the doors using a hoe or shovel, then shovel it into your bucket or wheelbarrow.
This style composter has been around for years, but the German manufacturer has greatly improved the design.
Features & Benefits
- Improved material - 100% recycled polypropylene plastic which is copolymer based – which is not supposed to break in cold weather
- All parts of the Wibo are made of this plastic, which means you won't have to worry about rusting hardware or rotting wood.
- They have added corner-clips which prevent the side panels from working apart
- The same clips used to keep the lid in place also make it possible for the lid to stand straight up (by itself) when loading the composter.
- All the side panels have the same two “lid-grabbers” (hinges) at the top which hold the lid in place and make it much less likely for the lid to open up easily – like in a wind or by an animal.
- The lids have a flat design with reinforcement ribs for added strength.
- The 4 access doors or “panels” can be hung right above the opening for easy storage while you are removing compost.
5 panel design ships flat and is easy to assemble with no tools.
- Made from 100% recycled plastic
- This product reduces landfill waste and produces nutrient rich soil for gardening
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|Capacity||14.7 cubic feet (110 gallons)|
|Dimensions||30" L x 30" W x 34" H|
|Key Feature||Sturdy, 100% recycled plastic compost bin|
|Assembly TIme||15 Minutes|
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Questions about the WIBO Compost Bin - 14.7 Cubic Foot (110 Gallon)
- From Lorelei at 9/24/10 4:59 PM
- This has been a great compost bin! However, I asked my husband to move it. He did. And, he lost two of the clips for the top that help secure the corners. Now, any slight movement (earth's rotation?) causes the sides to fall apart. Where can I get replacement clips?
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- From Walter at 8/3/10 6:34 PM
- Where do you recommend locating the Bin, meaning how close should the bin be located to my house?
- We have a bin similar to the Wibo and have it located 50' from the back of the house. I would suggest a distance of 25' or more from your home. You don't want to have to walk too far for the daily chore of taking out the compost.
The Wibo composter is open on the bottom, and though it may be slower to compost than fully-sealed 'compost tumblers', it has it's own advantage: the ground beneath the Wibo will be very enriched by the fresh composted nutrients working deep down into the soil. Our open-bottom composter is located near the cheryy tree right now to nourish it for a year, then we'll move it to the blueberry patch, and gradually move it around to spots we want to enrich.
I haven't used the Wibo but it looks like it has several improvements over the one we use.
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we don't use the lower door to access the compost
We set the empty bin directly one one our four raised beds in our veggie plot. When it get 2/3 full, which only takes a few months at most, my husband simply tilts the composter back and lifts it off the whole pile. Then the emprty composter gets placed on the next bed. Then we shovel the unfinished compost back in. It's not perfect but any unfinished compost on the first bed gets worked into the soil and finishes up quickly. If it's summer, we plant right away.
Taking compost from the lower door is more tedious - you have to fork it out onto a tarp, then lift it onto the bed or wheelbarrow.
Sometimes you have to ram a shovel down to push the rest of the matter to the bottom. With our system, there's none of this.