Lifetime 80-Gallon Compost Tumbler, Black

190 reviews - By: Lifetime

Lifetime 80-Gallon Compost Tumbler, Black
MSRP : $149.88

Sale : $136.99
Sold & shipped by Walmart
Featuring a large capacity, the Lifetime 80-Gallon Compost Tumbler is the perfect addition to your backyard. The ingenious tumbler design easily turns on its axis for balanced rotation and the internal aeration bar mixes compost and provides air flow. Constructed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the Compost Tumbler is durable, UV-protected and has dark, double-wall panels to absorb and retain heat. For added convenience, it has an extra large removable lid and a spring-loaded pin that locks rotation during filling.
Lifetime 80-Gallon Compost Tumbler Features:
  • Black, double-wall panels absorb and retain heat
  • Extra large, removable lid
  • Ingenious tumbler design
  • Turns on axis for easy and balanced rotation
  • Spring-loaded pin to lock rotation during filling
  • Internal aeration bar mixes compost and allows air flow
  • Aesthetically pleasing appearance; no more messy compost heaps
  • Compost material is enclosed and helps keep pests out
  • Convenient loading height
  • Sturdy 1.25 in. diameter steel tubing frame
  • Internal aeration system
  • How to compost guide included
  • All hardware included
  • Easy assembly
  • Dimensions: 40 in. L x 35.5 in. W x 43 in. H


Assembled in 1.5 hours... sturdy and looks good

I just assembled my 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler, and it appears to be everything I was hoping for. It's sturdy, it's good-looking, and it's big. In regards to the two most common negative reviews... -- Assembly -- It took me about 1.5 hours to assemble this bad boy by myself, and that's because my power driver ran out of juice half way through. I used the assembly trick of fitting all the pieces together, strapping (bungee cords) them together, and then drilling all of the holes to ensure they line up. Also, be sure to mark what sides match up for ease of assembly, later. It was a bit of a challenge to assemble by myself. If you have little assembly/mechanical experience, it will take you longer, but not much. -- Rusting latches -- Well, I obviously can't comment on this since I just assembled it, but I am taking precautions by applying Rust-Oleum to all of the exterior metal hardware. I will update this review as I use the tumbler some more. Check out my customer images showing how to strap the pieces together.


Sturdy, built to last for "Lifetime"

Assembling may be intimidating but worth the effort because after you're done, it's a very sturdy unit! I bought this compost tumbler based on extensive on-line research and reviews. I chose the 80 gallon size for the value and it's plenty big for 2 people. We have a medium size garden and composting is the way to go! My husband is very handy and was able to assemble the tumbler with little help from me. The extra set of hands were necessary only for holding the unit steady while the screws, nuts, bolts were put in. His one complaint was that (most) of the holes were not pre-drilled. So here are his recommendations: #1 Lay out all the parts and pieces, inventory to make sure you got everything. (There shouldn't be any extra parts when you're done!) #2 I saw this on YouTube and he also found this demo extremely helpful. Walmart had the best price, even with sales tax! We ordered it on-line and picked up at the store. The box was pretty beaten up and looked like a "reject" but to our surprise, contents were all good and intact!


Great compost bin! Sturdy and easy to use.

This compost bin is great. Very sturdy. Easy to turn. It has some nice features as well; one feature that I really like is the locking mechanism that can be used to keep the bin from turning, if necessary. Also, you can easily remove the entire top panel if you need to. When it comes time to remove the finished compost I think that it will be really handy. Overall, it seems like a quality product. My only complaint is that the assembly is a bit time consuming and cumbersome, and the instructions could be improved. The assembly was manageable but you for sure need two people and quite a few tools. Otherwise, everything is great. I have used it everyday with no issues.


follow instruction to the T

wish instructions were clearer, don't attempt this with your spouse, unless you want to risk ruining your relationship, you cant get ahead of yourself in the process, the steps must be followed in order otherwise you'll go back and unassemble parts in order to proceed, make sure you have all the correct tools, it took me 5hrs that was because the instructions were'nt clear or I missed a step,in the end the product came together, didnt compost yet ,looking forward to start, the composter looks very nice and 80 gal looks great, alotta space in the tumbler, perfect for small gardens,if it wasn't for difficult assembly I would've given it 5 stars


Good Product

Read a lot of review on this tumbler on how hard it is to put together, the total time was about 1 1/2 hours. This also includes about 45 minutes looking for and trying to locate another phillips head bit I lost in the grass and waiting for one of my friends to come over to help with about 7 screws. Folks, it is a 2 person job to complete but nothing hard. The instructions were bashed in a lot of review, how much simpler can pictures be for getting the point across and all the parts are listed on cardboard backing they are packed in. Well, as far a composting goes it's loaded with leaves, some kitchen scraps and I'm not expecting much to happen until spring, that's when there are more of the key items to make compost available. It's winter. Hope this helps out some of you who are in doubt as I was. Happy composting :)