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Exaco Thermoquick 110 Gallon Wibo Recycled Plastic Compost Bin

by Exaco

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  • Our sturdiest compost bin!
  • Dimensions: 30L x 30W x 34H inches
  • 2mm thick plastic - 100% recycled co-polymer
  • Removable doors on all 4 sides for easy access
  • 110 gallons = 14.7 cubic feet
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Color: Green

Reduce your trash and make your garden smile with this cleverly designed compost bin. The Exaco Thermoquick 110 Gallon Wibo Recycled Plastic Compost Bin features a cutting-edge design that's very easy to use. It consists of five panels only, which makes it very easy to assemble or collapse for storing. Corner clips lock the side panels together securely, and two sets of lid ''grabbers'' on each panel prevent the lid from blowing open.   All parts of the Wibo are made of durable 100% recycled plastic resin, which means you won't have to worry about rusting hardware or rotting wood. The dark color of the plastic absorbs the sun's heat, creating a warm environment inside that's essential to successful composting. Multiple well-placed air slots provide proper ventilation and guarantee optimal composting conditions.   Quick access for loading and unloading is not a problem with this moderately sized compost bin. The reinforced lid opens straight up and stays in the upright position until you close it. The access doors on all four sides can be removed and placed into slots above the openings for easy access to compost materials at the base. Complete composting instructions are included to help you begin and maintain a successful composting system.   With the help of the Wibo 14.7-Cubic-Ft. Compost Bin, you'll be making good use of vegetable scraps as you develop nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. With its trim design and subtle color, the Wibo will look great in your garden or along the side of your house. Order yours today.   Additional features Reinforced lid opens straight up and stays 5-panel design is easy to assemble and store Well-placed air slots provide proper ventilation Dark color absorbs sun's heat to hasten composting Easy to assemble and take apart Made in Germany       About Exaco USA Exaco USA Ltd. is a family-owned company based in Austin, Texas, that introduced the Exomixer paint mixing blade to the U.S.

Product Details

Color: Green
  • Product Dimensions: 35 x 29 x 6 inches ; 23 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 23 pounds
  • ASIN: B001SA3A58
  • Item model number: WB110
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,621 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Well-made and easy to assemble.
Bob Quimby
After 3 minutes or so, I gave up trying to replace it and decided I would return it, clean up the compost and start over with a different bin.
Cpt2020
The much more important issue is that the bin cannot withstand turning of the compost.
gardencat

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By gardencat on June 30, 2010
Color Name: Green
I've been composting for close to a decade, and decided to trade in my old pair of bins (Earth Machine) for a couple that I thought would be a little better looking in my garden. Assembly was fairly quick and easy (about 10 minutes each, and I did it by myself.) I transferred existing compost-in-the-making from my old bins to the new bins, and I thought I was good to go.

The first, relatively minor, inconvenience is that the lids do not stay up on their own, as advertised. So, when loading more than a handful, you'd need to find a way to prop the lid open. I called customer service at Exaco (the manufacturer) and the agent confirmed that the lid does not stay up on its own (despite the fact that it is advertised as such.)

The much more important issue is that the bin cannot withstand turning of the compost. I'd barely put my tool in the bin to turn the compost (which I try to do a few times a week in order to have finished compost after a couple of months) when the side panels of the bin split apart. The top of the bin stayed together, since there are clips holding the top in place, but the bottoms splayed open. At first I thought maybe I'd gotten a defective bin, or assembled it incorrectly, but when I went to turn the contents of the second bin, the same thing happened.

When I called customer service, I was told that the bin was "not designed to withstand rough turning..." uhm, rough turning? I was using a garden fork, which I'd used with my previous plastic bins for many years. The customer service agent told me I could drill holes in the panels and zip tie them together. General composting generally involves turning of compost. If a bin can't withstand turning, there should be a clear notation that bins are designed for passive - not active - composting.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. D. Deleonardis on June 16, 2009
Color Name: Green
Works really well for us however I wish the lid had a latch. Ensure that you do not put non organic produce in there or you will contaminate all of your compost with pesticide per their instructions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cpt2020 on December 13, 2013
Color Name: Green
This is getting returned. Granted, it's my first composting bin, but it is poorly constructed and has several flaws. As gardencat mentioned, the bin does not hold together well. It arrived with one of the "slide gates" (which for some reason are on every side which would only be handy if you had about 5 feet of clearance on each side to get to it with a shovel), was detached. It took quite a bit of effort and forcing it to get it back into place. Note that the "slide gates" are designed to detach when opened; they don't slide open and back into place, instead they slide about 1.5 inches up and then detach, and must be carefully (or forcefully and cursingly) forced back into place. As this was an annoying chore with the bin empty because they don't fit well, I'm sure it would be much more unpleasant with the bin full of compost. This was not enough to dissuade me from giving it a try so I put my first small bucket of compost in and closed the lid. There wasn't enough compost to touch the sides, much less put pressure on them, but closing the lid put enough stress on the thing to cause that ill-fitting slide gate to pop right off. After 3 minutes or so, I gave up trying to replace it and decided I would return it, clean up the compost and start over with a different bin. I had to clean the compost off of the dirt because there is no bottom piece. The fact that it didn't have a bottom also meant that I wasn't able to put the bin in a convenient location in my backyard, where I have gravel and paving stones. Instead I had to find a large square dirt area that I could level and then place it on. Is this normal for compost bins? I also found assembly frustrating because the sides didn't fit together well and needed to be forced, as well as half of the corner clips and the clamping sleeves. Save yourself the frustration and get a different composter!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. K. Stabler on September 14, 2009
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Bigger than I thought, so i have a lot of veg peels, leaves, shredded paper to contribute! But it was easy to assemble and I think it is going to work very well.
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