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Wooden Composter

Wooden Composter (500 Litres)

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RRP: 49.99
Price: 36.49
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Quantity 3+
Price 33.94

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Wooden Composter - Description

  • Large Wooden Composter
  • Made From FSC Sustainable Timber
  • Pressure Treated Timber
  • Easy to Assemble With Interlocking Timber Sections
  • No Screws or Drills Required
  • Size (WxLxH): 91.5 x 91.5 x 61cm (Approx. 3 x 3 x2ft)
  • Spaces Between Timber Sections Allow For Better Air Circulation
  • Open Bottomed Compost Bin
  • Capacity: 510 Litres

Delivery - Important Note - Please Read

  • We can only deliver orders of this product by Fastway couriers
  • Please do not choose DPD as your courier for orders containing this item

Wooden Composter - Uses

  • Ideal for making compost
  • This composter is large enough to handle all the organic waste from a standard house, garden & vegetable patch
  • It will decompose it so it can be used as fertiliser for soil improvement

Wooden Composter - Advantages

  • Made from FSC timber
  • Sections can be built up as compost heap increases in size
  • This allows for easy turning of soil
  • Air gaps allow for good air circulation which is essential for fast decomposition of organic material
  • Reduces your waste disposal bill
  • Means you save money & gain lots of quality compost
  • Add compost to flower beds & veg patches for the perfect rich soil

Wooden Composter - What to Compost

To form good compost, it is important to have a good mix of green and brown material

Green Material

  • Household: Uncooked fruit, vegetables scraps, eggshells, tea bags & coffee grounds
  • Garden: Fresh grass cuttings, plant and hedge clippings, leaves & weeds (not flowering ones)

Brown Material

  • Household: Dampened egg boxes, cereal boxes, crumpled single sheets of newspaper
  • Garden: Dry leaves, grass & straw

Do not Include

  • Glossy magazines, cooked food, meat or diary products

Wooden Composter - Advice

  • Site the composter on soil or a lawn
    • If using a concrete base, add a layer of soil 5cm thick to the composter
  • Add some woody plant stems at the bottom of the composter to
    • Help drainage
    • Help air circulation
  • It is important to maintain a good mix of green & brown materials
  • Compost is produced more quickly in the Summer than in the Winter
  • It takes between 6-12 months to produce good quality compost
  • It is possible to add an organic activator to aid the process

When is Your Compost Ready?

  • The compost should be crumbly, dark & moist
    • If it is not quite ready, leave it for another few weeks
    • Some material like egg shells might not fully break down but this will not effect the quality of your compost
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Chose Fastway as the courier to deliver this, I got a notification to say it had been delivered, but nothing had been brought to my house.

In the end it turned out they had inexplicably delivered it to the local Chadwicks, without even a phone call to notify me. The communication from Fastway said that they were told to deliver it there, which is just outright lies. If you'd like a stress free delivery, avoid Fastway at all costs.

On the good side though, John from The Garden Shop did an excellent job of chasing this up for me, The Garden Shop customer service really is brilliant. I understand the above issue is no fault of your own, thanks again.

Set this up in my garden in only a few minutes yesterday evening, great product, looking forward to finally feeding the garden with some home made compost.

Thanks! [STAFF NOTE] We were sorry to hear about the difficulties with delivery, we honestly don't know what happened there. Glad we were able to work to sort it out and in the end you were happy with the product

We paid for DPD but instead, Fastway delivered - by hurling these over our garden wall on to two young plants which were crushed. I came home yesterday to find the composters, which are heavy, on top of the plants. Another box of items we'd order, which was marked FRAGILE was thrown on top of them.

Not a good experience. We need to look properly today to make sure the wall wasn't also damaged. Hurling these very heavy items over a garden wall is just crazy. We PAID for a DPD delivery because we know they are reliable. Fastway are not and do things like this.

[TheGardenShop Reply: Hi Karen, We are very sorry for this poor delivery service, I hope we can resolve this for you asap
Can you tell me what plants were damaged & we can replace these for you]
Just like the photo, easy to put together... perfect
Really easy to put together and looks great!
Good item. Exactly what I was looking for and excellent value for money. Quick delivery with efficient courier providing good tracking.

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

Here at we aim to provide a fast, reliable & low cost delivery service

Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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