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Jora JK125 Composter - 4.5 Cubic Feet

Item #: JK125

Our price: $319.00


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This sturdy, Swedish designed 'continuous-use' compost tumbler is insulated for faster composting in cooler climates. The Jora JK125 Composter comes with a high stand, and two fully-enclosed, pest proof compartments. read more

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The Jora JK125 Composter lets you make perfect compost from your household waste quickly and easily. It is a 'continuous-use' dual chamber composter, so you can start a new batch in one compartment while the first batch ages. Ideal for rapid composting of kitchen scraps and light garden waste. The Jora JK125 is suitable for smaller households with 1 to 4 people.

NOTE: The Jora JK125 comes with the longer legs as pictured in the first three images (left). The other three images and the videos below show the older model with shorter legs. All JK125's now come with the longer legs.

Features & Benefits:

  • 'Continuous-use' dual chamber composter
  • Durable, rust-resistant galvanized steel construction
  • Holds 4.5 cubic feet (33 gallons) of compost
  • Operating capacity: 2 to 4 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 JK125 is divided into two compartments, so one side can be filled while the other side's compost matures. Once the compartment being filled can take no more, the mature compost can be emptied from the other compartment, and the cycle begins again.


Composting generates heat and the different microorganisms start working at different temperatures. The HDPE insulation in the JK125 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 vermin and flies. With its superior insulation, the Jora composter will continue working through winter, long after other composters have stopped completely.


  • Easy to rotate - 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 JK125 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 JK125 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 4.5 Cubic Feet (33 Gallons)
Color Hunter Green
Weight 64 pounds
Material Powder-coated steel
Dimensions 37" L x 27" W x 48" H
Key Feature Continuous-use compost tumbler with twin insulated compartments
Manufacturer Jora
Assembly TIme 30-60 Minutes

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This Product Ships To:
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  • From K at 7/31/10 12:26 PM
    • What is the insulation material?
    • The insulation material for the Jora composter is high-density polyethylene which will not shrink or expand during hot or cold temperatures.
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  • From Polly at 3/7/11 2:42 PM
    • How is the compost removed? Does an inner 'drawer' lift out? Is the bin turned up to dump the compost out the opening into a bucket? Thanks!
    • Removing the finished compost from the Jora composters is easy, now that Jora has redesigned its composters to have a separate door for each of the side-by-side bins. To empty the compost, wheel your wheelbarrow under the composter, or set a bucket beneath it, and open the door of the chamber with finished compost. As you turn the drum, the compost will spill out into the barrow or bucket. The other chamber has the door closed so it won't empty.

      The original Jora had a single door covering both compartments, which made it more difficult to remove the finished chamber. The new design is a great improvement.
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  • From Michele at 3/16/11 7:35 PM
    • I am a single woman. I rent. I eat home at lot, so I have quite a bit of food scraps. What size Jora would you recommend?
    • Hi Michele,
      I think the Jora JK125 Composter - 4.5 Cubic Feet is the right model for you. If you were growing a small garden or tending a yard you might want the larger model, but otherwise the 4.5 cu ft model should be ample.
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  • From Flav at 12/5/11 8:02 AM
    • I live in Miami, Florida, and I am interested in purchasing the JK125 composter. Since very rarely we have freezing temperature downhere, I was wondering if the insulation in the composter could be removed to allow for more useable room.
    • Thanks for your question. The insulation cannot be removed from the JK125. Even in warm temperatures, like you would experience year round in Miami, the insulation is necessary to create an environment where temperatures can reach 160F to allow fast and efficient breakdown of food scraps (including meat and fish!). While the insulation does take up some space, it increases the efficiency of the composter considerably.
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  • From Liz at 1/6/12 2:54 PM
    • Will the composter work in a very shady area (in southern NM so quite warm much of hte time).
    • Yes, the Jora will work fine in your area. The shade will not affect the composting process. The Jora is well insulated and will be effective in any environment. If the outside temperature is high, then the composting process will be that much faster.
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  • From Linda Vaughan at 5/29/12 11:22 AM
    • I am a single woman living alone, and will be starting a very small garden spring 2013 - 8 feet by 3 feet, for a couple of tomato plants, pepper plants, cucumber and some herbs. I do not have any yard work to take care of - just this small garden. Will the Jora 125 be large enough?

      Also, I do not plan on ordering until Jan 2013 - will you have this item in stock at that time? Thanks a bunch for your time with these questions.
    • Yes. The JK125 is a good size composter for the requirements you describe.

      We will continue to stock the Jora composters through 2013. We think they are the best available, and have two Jora's at our home too!
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  • From Liz at 1/19/13 10:29 AM
    • The Jora composters look just about perfect. I read somewhere that the insulation will not leach into the compost. Does this mean that absolutely no chemicals will get into the compost? My garden is organic, so I want to make sure that my compost is too.

    • The insulation in the Jora will not leach into the compost. Your compost will be as organic as the materials you put into it.
      The JK125 is a good size for the average home use. If you have a larger garden you might want to look at the JK270.
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  • From Jackie at 4/30/13 9:28 AM
    • Can you use brown leaves in place of sawdust?
    • Yes. Brown leaves are an excellent carbon source. You can also use some finished compost, if available, as an activator. When we empty our composter, a small amount is left in the composter for this purpose.
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  • From cyn at 9/22/13 4:21 PM
    • The diminsions between the JK125 & JK270 are showing the JK125 is taller at 24" to the door handle. Also noticed the note on the picture indicating a tall stand is now available. Does this mean the JK125 can be emptied into a wheelbarrow now or does it still sit closer to the ground?
    • The JK125 now comes with the taller stand as indicated in the picture. With this taller stand it is easy to wheel a wheelbarrow under the composter for emptying. Also, the taller stand means there is no bending over to add materials or spin the drum.
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  • From Batt at 10/2/13 4:34 AM
    • Will the JK125/JK270 rust if kept outside?
    • No. The Jora composters are designed to be outside in all weather, all year, even in cold or wet climates.
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