245lt Maze Compost Tumbler

RRP $269.00
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4.54 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
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The new 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.

  • 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
  • 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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13 reviews for 245lt Maze Compost Tumbler

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great product, would recommend to friends.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    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. Rated 5 out of 5


    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. Rated 5 out of 5


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

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5


    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. Rated 1 out of 5


    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. Rated 3 out of 5


    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5


    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. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

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