The Enviro World 82 Gallon Compost Bin blends in harmoniously well at the back near our vegetable patch, especially since its dark color doesn’t draw any attention to itself. The smells, the bugs stay inside the compost bin, together with the scraps and waste that were thrown in there, while in the process of decomposing. The lid gets off smoothly when you lift it up, to throw even more scraps into the bin.
The Enviro World Compost Bin was really straightforward and painless to set up. All you have to do is to select a spot in your house or yard and set it down with the stakes that come in the package. You might want to get stronger, thicker, and longer stakes though.
Just set the compost bin down on its base, drive the four metal stakes into the ground to keep it in place and secure, stick on the lid, and slide the door in. It will only take a few minutes in total.
Making a hole at the center of the handle, something that could have been done in advance so that it would be a feature of the final product instead, allows you to hold it in such a way that you can pull the lid up and tip it over above the container, draining out all the water into the compost to help it get ready faster.
There are two types of this compost bin model. One type comes with a grate made out of plastic, at the bottom of the container’s base, that was added onto the bin to block pests, insects, critters, and other animals from sneaking in and breaking holes into the container.
The other type, the type that I bought, didn’t have this, so instead I had to build my own weed-blocking mesh and wire fence combination. I put this add-on that I made under the compost bin. If you don’t want to have to do this, I suggest that if you choose this compost bin, to save time and energy, do make sure that the type you’re getting already has the plastic grill installed at the bottom of the container.
I liked it so much that I bought a second unit, and I’m even considering a third and beyond, so that my house and yard will have better coverage and I can get more amounts of compost going. This bin is just working out really well, it does its job right and what it’s supposed to do, and can store a lot of compost, and is overall very easy, simple, and convenient to use.
Pros and Cons
- Looking at it for the first time, this compost bin is made out of high-quality plastic that’s strong and heavy, and the container has a lots of capacity and room. I can definitely work with and produce lots of compost with this bin.
- The plastic single-piece design makes the whole assembly process smooth and straightforward, and the end result is a compost bin that’s ready to make compost and its sturdy and secure.
- This compost bin is also really easy to clean, with simple lines beings integrated into the design preventing any muck or grime from getting stuck in the spots and corners.
- The stakes that come with this compost bin are too short and too thin. Pressure, like from a medium- to large-sized animal leaning on any of the stakes, will easily tip the whole thing over. I was able to resolve this quickly, however, with getting stakes that were longer and thicker, that held the composter bin up and kept it stable and unshaking.
- Some units of this compost bin won’t have a plastic grill-like thing at the bottom of the bin, to block animals from getting inside the bin and ruining your compost and all your hard work. If your compost bin didn’t have this feature when you purchased it, and you bought this exact model, what you can do is put a mesh and a wire fence under the bin to stop animals from reaching your compost.
- While the majority of the parts that make up this compost bin are really sturdy, durable, and strong, the lid specifically could have been made to be more stable and secure.