245lt Maze Compost Tumbler

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RRP $269.00
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4.62 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
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The 245lt Compost Tumbler by Maze transforms leftover waste and garden refuse into a rich, nutrient dense compost with next to no effort at all.

A key feature is the two compartments which means you never stop composting. When the first compartment is full, you start on the second compartment. Once this side is full the first side is ready to empty, and the cycle continues.

The strong reinforced barrel has been UV protected and contains multiple air vents to promote aerobic decomposition. The large opening and sliding doors allow for the easy addition of waste and collection of ready compost.

A very unique feature is the gear and handle which ensures easier turning of the drum and the geared ratchet will automatically lock rotation in any position.

The frame is powder coated zinc and its open front design allows for the easy access for collection of ready to use compost from the barrel with plenty of room for a compost cart or bucket to slide in underneath. By rotating the door to face down you are able to slide the door open and let the compost fall into the cart.

Developed and designed in Australia by Maze, the new 245lt Tumbler is sure to take care of all your composting needs for a very long time.

*Assembly required


  • 245lt capacity
  • Extra strong barrel and frame
  • New gear and crank system with handle to allow for effort free rotation
  • Built in ratchet lock to prevent backwards rotation of the barrel
  • Open frame design to allow for the easy collection of ready to use compost.
  • Plenty of room for a compost cart or bucket to slide in underneath
  • Sliding access doors
  • Rodent proof
  • Multiple adjustable air vents
  • UV protected
  • Divider included to allow for the creation of 2 x separate compartments
  • Zinc and powder coated
  • Designed in Australia
  • 5 year Warranty
  • Capacity: 245lt
  • Dimensions: 105cm (W) x 71cm (D) x 113cm (H)
  • Box Dimension – 86cm x 64cm x 30cm
  • Weight – 24KG
  • Maze Code: MCT-D245
  • UV protected
  • Frame: Zinc powder coated

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29 reviews for 245lt Maze Compost Tumbler

  1. Adrienne

    Great product, would recommend to friends.

  2. Edward

    It is a good quality product and provides a very logical process for the average suburban household to use all of their relevant waste in an environmentally friendly manner and not simply send these items off to a green waste tip. The design really makes it quite effortless to do so and is very user friendly.

  3. Aurora

    This compost bin looks even better than expected, as it is a nice object to look at and appears very sturdy and well designed which we appreciate, We will recommend it to our family and friends.

  4. Sharon

    This is a great product. Very well made and every part fit perfectly together during assembly. Thank you.


    My husband is a builder and he was extremely impressed by the materials used and how sturdy it is. We enjoyed building it. We are both very happy with the finished product.

  6. Tony Blackshaw

    Having previously purchased a Maze Bokashi indoor composter and having had great results, I decided to go one better and add a compost tumbler to my garden toys collection. I’m very happy with the quality of the product and assembly was a breeze, taking little more than an hour. I can’t wait to start using it in my garden. My only complaint is that I had to visit three Bunnings stores to buy my tumbler even though all stores claimed to have them in stock when I rang them!

  7. John Sands

    This is a really good product, well designed and well made. The Self Assembly is not for the fainthearted, though the instructions are brilliant. I agree entirely with the comments of Robin Lamas above, about steps 8 and 9 where the AA bolts were just too short for the bulkier joints where three layers are concerned. I nearly gave up but with the aid of a fretsaw blade to push the barrel nut inwards we just got there. They should be a mm longer. Again in steps 11, 12 and 16 where Nyloc nuts were recommended, the packing was 6 short, but there was an excess of the AG nuts which appear to be adequate replacements. This could be tidied up, I think, by the manufacturer. I am very glad I bought this.

  8. sydneham2015@icloud.com

    Only compost tumbler on the market that makes it easy to remove the resulting compost and distribute it. Other key features are that you can close entry holes that allow odours to escape and flies to enter and breed like rabbits. Internal divider makes it feasible to keep one bin for new material and the other for material that is further down the composting trail. Gardening Australia shows you how to make static composting bays that take up a lot of room and effort ignoring the reality that many users simply do not have the room to do this. Purchased this unit as my existing bins were attracting (big) rats and poison baits are not an option as rats learn to avoid these but blue tongue lizards do not. Instructions are good but the process is tedious which is unavoidable so you need to follow them meticulously. If you drop nuts into the wrong place or incorrectly oriented insert a small pair of pliers and pull the handles apart to retrieve them quickly and easily. Finally, the turning mechanism is brilliant but remember that the material will be heavy and become heavier. Getting the cart is a must as it makes removal and dispersal simple and easy. Bunnings do not stock the carts and will only supply on special order but there are other suppliers who offer better deals and quicker delivery. Watching the assembly video will clarify the instructions if you are unsure what to do.

  9. Jodie

    Having purchased this for school, the time required for assembly should be noted on the exterior of the box – as I would not have purchased it on that reason alone. 2 -4 hours is ridiculous.

  10. Reachel

    I just finished the Maze composter and put it in the yard. If I had to purchase this again, I would not because of the huge amount of assembly–not worth the headache of putting it together bit by bit. Extra parts, missing parts, chart often off. Although it looks sturdy and seems to be made of quality products, for the price you shouldn’t have to put this together bit by bit. For what is charged, at least the bin should at least come preassembled. Not worth the assembly time for the money spent.

  11. Ken Clarke

    I have just assembled the model that doesn’t have the handle. As someone who has just learned which end of a hammer to hold, I had to say that I got it all assembled without too much hassle. The middle divider section was the hardest and I found it best to put a support under the divider as I was trying to put it in place.

  12. Susan

    I am a 70 year old woman and I have just assembled, single-handedly, your 245L compost tumbler. I wanted to congratulate you on your assembly instructions. They are the best and clearest I have ever used.
    Two features that make the compost tumbler particularly easy to use are the large doors and the turning handle.
    The compost tumbler is extremely easy to use, even for an old duck like me!


  13. Rich

    Great product! Well made and designed. Instructions were terrific. Clear and easy to understand. Video was a giant bonus. Looking forward to many years of composting.

  14. Peter

    My experience reflects the other reviews. Great quality product, all parts fit, well laid out instructions with handy hints. Recommended!

  15. Theresa


  16. Anita van den Bogaardt

    Great product. Easy to assemble and use.

  17. Bob Green

    If you don’t like flatpacks you’ll hate this assembly. After an hour or so I’m stuck on step 4. The video could have more explanation rather than cheesy music.

  18. Peter M

    Instructions very comprehensive, watched the video prior to purchase (and read these comments). So yes, my brother and I put it together in about 2 hours – too easy!!
    Contents will get heavy – I spin it using the external hand holds.
    Well done Maze Products!

  19. Faith

    I’m thrilled with the quality of this product. It is exactly what I was looking for.
    I was also thrilled to have assembled it on my own. There is a second youtube video that would have been helpful to watch prior. Just allow time to watch the videos prior and have the assembly manual on hand. You won’t be disappointed!

  20. Mick

    We purchased the 245L Maze compost tumbler to replace a single chamber compost bin we had. The Maze product seems sturdy and well designed. We enjoyed the assembly. Assembly instructions are VERY GOOD. Far superior to various other products we’ve assembled. It takes a little time to assemble (approx. 2 hours) but thats because of a good amount of fasteners, content rich instructions and the fact I like to triple check the steps as I go.
    We’ve only gone as far as transferring in the material from our old bin so it can mature. Time will tell if the unit handles the elements.

  21. Michele

    Agree with previous 5 star reviews. It took two of us 2 hours to put together – no dramas. Hopefully there won’t be any issues requiring spare parts but good to know they’re available. Really looking forward to may years of composting. The video was a great help in assembly, thank you!

  22. Scott

    A beautifully made product. Unlike crappy chip board furniture, all the holes lineup, all the hardware is superior quality, and it comes together so logically. Watch the assembly video on YouTube, to see it put together. It took me 1 and a half hours. Very happy with this purchase, highly recommended.

  23. Jerry

    Wonderfully engineered and designed product. Everything fit perfectly. Instructions were accurate and followable with minimal verbiage. However, still took me 3 1/2 hours to put it together from box opening to first ‘spin’. Very happy with the product.

  24. Bernadette

    II live on a working farm and this compost bin is the best I’ve ever used. Importantly it’s rodent proof and easy to assemble. The two compartments allow for large quantities of household scraps, garden leaves and other compostable materials to be recycled and turned into excellent compost for all areas of the garden. The handle allows easy, regular mixing of all materials in the 2 compartments, oxygenating contents to speed up the recycling process. Love the height and design of the Maze Compost Tumbler which allows me to stand and remove the compost easily into a wheelbarrow for garden use. I’ve been using my tumbler for 4 years to create many batches of compost and when I needed a replacement handle, the suppliers provided friendly and prompt customer service with the spare part organised over the phone and posted to our rural address promptly. That kind of service with such a helpful person is rare these days. Sincere thanks Maze for an excellent product and customer support!

  25. Mike

    I bought this tumbler about 2 years ago and it became an essential item in my garden. With a little attention it processes considerable amounts of garden and kitchen waste into usable compost. In my case it takes about 4 month to harvest one compartment. The compost is ok to use, but I store it for some more month in a different bin to properly mature. The materials used to make the tumbler are ok and assembly wasn’t an issue for me. My main concern is how long the plastic parts will last under the Australian sun. Of main concern is the green coloured plastic around the doors and on the handle. It already shows signs of UV damage, becomes brittle and flakes off as microplastic. Those parts should have been made from rust free metals or at least the same more durable black plastic. Friends gave me an older model of the tumbler were I could see that eventually all that plastic will suffer UV degradation. When I filled the old one up, the sun damaged panels actually split under the weight of the content. Time will tell how long the new one lasts. Another problem is the drainage. Depending on the waste materials, water can collect in the bottom and then the compost becomes water logged and smelly. I eventually drilled extra drainage holes in the panels which solved the problem. It would be nice if more drainage holes were already drilled in the lower parts of the tumbler. Overall, I’m impressed with the tumbler and loving the fact that I can process all my organic waste and that of several other households efficiently in my small backyard.

  26. Bernadette

    We’ve had a Maze Compost Tumbler for over 4 years and it’s the best composter we’ve owned. Keeps out all rodents, is easy to manage and sturdy despite harsh conditions on the farm. Over the years the tumbler’s converted all household scraps and green garden waste into good compost for use in the vegetable and ornamental gardens. When the handle broke recently we received excellent customer service with prompt delivery of the new handle. I commend Maze for this excellent composter and customer support

  27. John

    A fantastic product. The winder is very important. We originally had a cheaper composter without the winder but my wife didn’t have the strength the turn it when it had a full load in one of the twin compartments. The hatch to load and unload is large making it easy to get material in and out. The brake that locks the drum is another good idea. When the drum is turned so the the hatch is at the top, the composing material is not sitting on the bottom. Without a brake the drum moves so that the composting material sits at the bottom and now the hatch is not at the top. I really can’t think of any way to improve the product, it’s already perfect.

  28. Shane Benedict

    I just assembled the compost tumbler. It went together quite well. Everything fit well and the instructions were great. Thank you for making the upright arms the same as I didn’t pay attention to left and right and I would have had to disassemble if they weren’t. I did have a couple spare parts but that’s far better than too few. The one thing that would be nice is for the hex key is if it had a longer arm on both sides so you could tighten the crank arm more easily. Overall initial impression is great. Agreed if I had known it was a 2-4 hour assembly I might have not bought it. However it came in at an hour and a half of assembly for me. Thank you. We’ll see how it goes!

  29. Bart

    Put it together after a couple of hours poking along at my own pace. Just a couple of minor observations. The bolts on the stand are too long, they really need to be about 10mm shorter and finish no more than half a nuts width when tightened ( I’m pedantic about things like that) I was happy that the tumbler came with a 8mm combo spanner, but i wasn’t impressed with the Allen key. Including a 3mm hex head and a 8mm tek bit for those with a cordless driver would’ve speed the assembly process up considerably. I would’ve prefered all rectangular tubing had end-caps, especially both end of the foot tubing. Lastly, the product would benefit from the inclusion of rubber bungs to prevent any water from getting into the superfluous bolt holes in the riser tubing that’s not connected to the turning handle. Long term there’s going to be rust issues, especially since there’s an end cap on the bottom of both riser tubes which does nothing to prevent any water entering the tubing to pool up.
    Once assembled, it looks like a quality bit of kit. I’ll revisit this page in a few years to comment on how UV stabilised it is, hopefully it’ll survive the elements.

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