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Aerated Compost Bin 435L

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Whether you’re a keen organic gardener, an earth-conscious home-maker, or an average Kiwi family looking to go a bit greener, a handy compost bin is a must-have for any backyard.

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Product overview

Product overview

Whether you’re a keen organic gardener, an earth-conscious home-maker, or an average Kiwi family looking to go a bit greener, a handy compost bin is a must-have for any backyard. Recycling your kitchen waste and grass clippings through composting is a cost-effective way to boost the quality and microbiota of your soil, making your garden more productive and easier to work with.

This 435L bin is a great size for busy kitchens or hungry gardens. Designed for easy use, the large top lid allows easy access, but closes securely to keep in odours and keep out insects and animals. The bottom doors lift up on each side, so you can easily scoop out your compost or let in extra air. Side vents in the body give optimal air circulation, for faster composting.

Built for the outdoors, it’s durable and weather-proof, so your compost stays warm and damp, without getting soggy in the rain. Made from 90% recycled plastic, the bin is also UV protected, so not only will the beneficial bacteria in your compost be safe from sunlight, your bin will last for years out in the elements. Try it now – it’ll grow on you.

• Easy-access top lid and doors
• Snap-lock bottom doors
• Air vents
• Durable and weather-proof
• 90% recycled plastic
• 1 Year warranty

Capacity: 435L
Colour: Black
Materials: Recycled plastic
Carton dimensions: 80.5 x 73 x 23cm
Gross weight: 12.2kg
Net weight: 11.2kg

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Customer questions

Questions and answers

3 votes
q: Which compost bin is better for normal home use? Does this one have a main advantage or disadvantage over the other turning barrel one?
a: Both are excellent for home use. The tumbler creates compost faster, this one has a larger capacity.
By Trade Tested on June 9, 2020
1 vote
q: I'm guessing this has no floor so the worms can help breakdown the material. Is this correct
a: No it doesn't.
By Trade Tested on December 4, 2020
1 vote
q: Does the black fade given it would be situated outside?
a: It's UV stabilised, so it will be fine.
By Trade Tested on September 10, 2020
1 vote
q: What are the dimensions of the bins footprint?
a: It's 780mm x 780mm, the last image has all the dimensions.
By Trade Tested on April 23, 2020
0 votes
q: Can the bins be put on pavers and not directly on to ground?
a: Yes it can.
By Trade Tested on November 15, 2019
0 votes
q: Is it NZ made?
a: No it isn't, check out our Hungry Bins for a great NZ made design.
By Trade Tested on August 5, 2019
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
Marion Wellington

Does what it says.

about 1 month ago


It’s a large, square bin with a flip top lid. Happy to take all my garden compost without quarrel. The flip top lid will hopefully prevent the flying lid situation that Wellington wind offers on a regular basis - much to the annoyance of the neighbours - and weirdly eventually led to the complete disappearance of the previous lid....perhaps will be found in another galaxy one day. So far so good. New lid remains in place. It was relatively easy to put together (although I’d recommend doing it in the garden as it was quite large to maneuver out of the house and into position once we’d constructed it....yes, should have known better).

Maximim Auckland

Aerated Compost Bin 435L

3 months ago


Easy to assemble, instructions could be more complete. the lid latch does not hold well as the bin expands in the heat/sun and releases have to put a weight on lid to keep it down,

Jacci Whitianga


4 months ago


Put together ok but lid doesn’t stay shut- not sure if it’s because ground a bit uneven the red “latch” thing needs improving?

Kevin Taumarunui

Deserves 5 stars

5 months ago


Great product easy to assemble.

Dot Northland

Compost bin works

5 months ago


Great compost bin, nice, big & strong. Easy to put together if instructions followed step by step. The hinges, I think, have popped out but I can't check 'cos it's full. Other than that its great.

Angry Whanganui

Its ok but....

5 months ago


The bin is a good size and seems quite sturdy. However, I found it hard to put it together on my own and the instructions a little vague. The hinge and latch setup looks like a definite weak spot and I don't expect them to last long.

Rob Kapiti

Compost bin

5 months ago


Good sized bin, easy to assemble and seems fairly sturdy.

Michael Canterbury

One month in

6 months ago


Very straightforward to assemble. Looks nice and is working well. Naturally will have to wait for the compost time on the green waste.

Annie West Coast

Compost Bin

7 months ago


Very good - would purchase again strong and fits together well!

Faye Mastereton

Compost Bin

11 months ago


Well packaged. Easily put together by my 13 year old grandson, and now looks smart in the back yard.

Missyboo Otago

Aerated compost bin 435L

11 months ago


Really easy to put together, not flimsy like some compost bins, I like the fact that it makes things in the garden look tidy. Hope to eventually purchase two more bins. I have put mesh at the bottom before placing the compost bin on top so vermin can’t get into the bin when I add food scraps.

Hoff Auckland

Compost bin

11 months ago


Perfect for what I need and easy to put together

Pat Gisborne

Compost bin

11 months ago


A little tricky to assemble, needs two pairs of hands but once in place it is solid, easy to use and appears to be working well.

Garden Gnome Papamoa

Great Bin

about 1 year ago


Have just bought our second bin. Nice and big, sturdy and look tidy in the garden.

BokenKiwi Kumeu, Auckland

Aerated Compost Bin 435L

about 1 year ago


When the wind blows towards the lid, it clips open. Can you provide a locking mechanism to prevent this from happening?

B&K Titirangi, Auckland

Great Product!

about 1 year ago


We're very happy with this compost bin... good value, easy to put together and does the job described.

Long time gardener Auckland

Aerated Compost Bin

about 1 year ago


I chose this bin as it was bigger and sturdier than the ones at other shops. Worth the extra cost as I think it will last longer than the others. Easy to assemble and the lid flicks up. Have had one lot of compost from it and very happy with the result. A good tip is to put it on top of a wire mesh to stop and mice or rats burrowing in.

Fleur Auckland

Compost Bin

about 1 year ago


Good size and easy to put together. Lid keeps popping open so need to wedge shut with a bit of wood but other then that all good.

Craig Auckland

Great for the Price

about 1 year ago


Overall I am happy with the compost bin because of the size, ease of assembly and the very good price (for the size of bin). My only negative is that the straps that hold the spring loaded lid are not strong enough or particularly well designed. One snapped within a week and the other kept pulling back through the retaining slot. I have cobbled together a solution so that both straps are holding - for now at least.

Lee Coroglen

One will never be enough, buy two...

about 1 year ago


Love my compost bin. Quick easy to assemble and sturdy enough in the exposed area where it's placed. Perfect size for my expanding garden. Only problem is that I should have bought one ages ago. Looking forward to opening the bottom hatch and using all the goodness.

Tony Wellington

Looks good, high quality materials, time will tell

about 1 year ago


Ordering and delivery good. Design looks good, quality of plastic and its moulding is good, unpacking easy and no missing parts. Assembly of the components was easy, but owed more to DIY than instructions, which are pictorial (no words), too small to be easily seen and confusing, e.g. "D-1pc" (the lid latch) is shown as tiny, about ¼ the size of "C-4pc", when in fact D is about 10 times larger than C, which puzzled me for a while. The pieces fit together well and those required to snap in snap without problems, testifying to moulding quality. Time will tell whether the compost is good. If yes, we will buy another.

Nicky arrowtown

compost bin

about 1 year ago


really easy to put together though the instuctions pamphlet was really blurry. Good product

Judy Auckland

Best Value Compost Bin

about 1 year ago


looked everywhere, and this is the best compost bin on the market, and great value for money.

G Hamilton

Great bin - even for newbies

about 1 year ago


Huge bin, great value for money. Arrived quickly and was easy to assemble. Well aerated and sturdy construction. Perfect for home composting.

Bella Auckland

Compost bin

about 1 year ago


Great - lid doesn’t stay shut all the time

Gardener4life Waikato

Great compost bin

about 1 year ago


This is our second compost bin and is great! Excellent quality and easy to put together. Will look at purchasing another one :)

Wellness Works Whangarei Whangarei

Satisfied Purchase

about 1 year ago


Best value for money in comparison to other bins we have used or considered buying. Best size and also most sturdy option we found. Easy to put together and easy to use. Visually non offensive. We originally purchased two of these, we will be purchasing one more :)

James Auckland


about 1 year ago


Solid with a great lid.

GT Waikato

Compost Bin

about 1 year ago


First of all the bins arrived so quickly. The guy who put the order through for me over the phone was very helpful. My husband said 9 out of 10 for ease of making. They are a great size for keen gardeners and are very solid and sturdy. We were very impressed with them.

Angela Auckland

Second time around

over 2 years ago


This is the second one of these I have purchased. Best value and size around!

Danny Beskalo Coromandel

Compost bin

over 2 years ago


I bought my first compost bin 6 months ago and needed a second bin. No hesitation in buying the very same model, says it all I guess

Chin Auckland

Good Bin

over 2 years ago


I am happy about the bin. I bought about a month back. So far so good. When assembling had some difficulty on clip sides sometimes not holding properly. I had to use some glue to make it steady. But overall good bin.

Tim Otago

Compost Bin

over 2 years ago


Works as described no problems in assembly thanks

Kevin Gisborne

Compost Bin

over 2 years ago


Very easy to put together although spring loaded lid hinges can be a bit tricky. Clean tidy and unobtrusive in a corner of the back yard. So good that I bought another one.

Danny W Coromandel

Compost Bin 435 L

over 2 years ago


I'm happy with the product, not hard to put together..Its pretty robust as well

Ugly bird Auckland

Just what I expected

over 2 years ago


It was a prompt delivery and just what I expected. Good trade.

Donald Nelson

Aerated Compost Bin 435L

over 2 years ago


In the real world it does need a DIY approach and a in the soil wooden foundation for it to be fastened to

Pennywise Wellington

Compost bin

over 2 years ago


Easy to assemble, good size, fast delivery

Alan 1948 Nelson

Aerated Compost Bin 435L

over 2 years ago


I found the instructions were clear and easy to follow. Only problem I encountered was getting the lid in place.

Tim Taranaki

Happy Customer

over 2 years ago


Solid Compost Bin and easy to put together. Large enough to put all the lawn clippings in. Thanks Trade Tested

Beardy Hawke%27s Bay

435ltr compost bin

over 2 years ago


Easy to assemble, good size for our household, hoping it can keep out vermin but not tested yet. much tidier than an open bin.

Larry Northland

compost bin

over 2 years ago


Good product, Good price,easy to put together, Good all round

Compost chick Otaki

Very happy

over 2 years ago


I researched for quite awhile before making my purchase. I love my bin! It arrived super fast, was easy to assemble (I had a tiny bit of trouble with the back lid catches but they are solid & once in will stay in).I like it because it's wide & not too high. It holds heaps & the lid is so easy to open compared to many others. I will be buying another when this one is full up.

Rosie Hawkes Bay

Aerated Compost Bin 435L

over 2 years ago


This didn't take 2 mid-70s year-olds too long to put together. The print on the A4 instruction sheet was a bit blurry (as if it might have been a copy of a copy of copy... But it works well. Really like the lid.

Jan Waihi

compost bin

over 3 years ago


Does the job

Dick Auckland

Aerated compost bin

over 3 years ago


Excellent and easy to use.I am well pleased.

Julia Wellington

Compost bin

over 3 years ago


Aerated compost bin. The instructions for putting it together are abysmal. I'm an intelligent 70 year and an experienced gardener old but I don't have the experience or the strength to work it out. It may be a a great bin but I fear it will never be put to the test!

A Happy Gardener Hamilton

Bigger is better

over 3 years ago


I bought and easily assembled this bin. Its giant capacity means I can put all the lawn clippings in, rather than spread them on the garden making a mess. The big opening lid lifts with its spring allowing easy access even with one hand .Yes, I am telling my friends and family . Happy Jim ..:::..

Jane Hawke's Bay

Just what the doctor ordered!

over 4 years ago


Fast delivery, good instructions, easy to assemble! I wish we'd bought one years ago. It's made our compost area look posh.

Judy Northland

Neat and tidy

over 4 years ago


Very happy with the compost bin..easy to put together and great to have a rodent pest free unit.

Spinco Orewa

A great garden addition...

over 4 years ago


Well built, readily assembled & very robust with a spring release lid that makes it very easy to open when you arrive with an armload of prunings. It's too early to tell of the composting results but initial impressions are very favourable... time will tell.

Nuttynana Auckland

Easy to put together

over 4 years ago


Simply, light & does the job.

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