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The Double Bay Compost Bin & Lid Set

The Double Bay Compost Bin & Lid Set

  • Delivery informationPallet Delivery
  • Our timberTreated Timber
  • No tools needed for assemblyNo Tools Needed
Regular price £403.00
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Width of each Front Bay
Width of the Side Bay
Choose the Height

Our Double Bay Compost Bins are a good choice if you have a medium to large-sized garden and need a bit more space to cope with compostable materials.

As usual our Double Compost Bin is made from 100% treated wood and will blend into your garden with its natural, rustic appearance.

Size wise it doubles the composting area of our standard single bins as it is two full size individual bins.

Our double compost bin is typically used in a garden where the lawn is cut with a petrol-driven push mower or a ride-on mower and where it takes you more than an hour to cut the grass. You can add further bays (with the add on bay option) later if you find this compost bin is too small.

This size is also popular for use on allotments (where most of the composting material is from plants other than grass) and for those who have space for a composting system.

The Double Compost Bin come in a choice of 3 heights and 3 fixed bay sizes.

We offer a two part, lift off wooden lid for the double bay compost bin.  Our lids are manufactured from smooth planed tongue and groove boards to complement your Compost Bin.

So for the double bay compost bin, you will receive four lids. With your order, you will also receive three lid support boards and instructions on how to add these to your existing bin.

We've designed the lid to sit loosely inside your bin and so it does not overhang but it is easy to get your hands in to lift off.

Simply select the combination that works best for you and we'll do the rest.

So a quick overview  

  • you won't need any tools - simply slot the boards into the posts.  The dovetail joints guarantee the bin's strength so there's no need for any nails.
  • the bin can be assembled on any level ground with no need to dig footings.
  • remember it's pressure treated against rot.  Learn more about our timber.
  • the double bin is likely to be delivered on a pallet but we'll let you know beforehand when it's coming.
  • the lids are heavy duty lids made from 14mm tongue and groove timber
  • We supply the lids ready assembled. There is no need for you to do anything except to place them on your bin. 

Volume of 780mm High Bin

Volume of 1000mm High Bin

Volume of 1250mm High Bin

Care Instructions

Although the timber is treated against rot and decay, we would recommended rotating the boards on a regular basis.

Imperial Measurements

Board Size Post Size
mm feet mm feet
800 2' 7" 780 2' 6"
1000 3' 3" 1000 3' 3"
1200  3' 1" 1250 4' 1"
1400 4' 7"

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

Not quite sure how the lids work but very strong and excellent communication from the company. The delivery driver was a star and had to negotiate our very narrow lane which he did with a smile and patience.

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  • Delivery information

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    Delivery is included to the majority of Great Britain. Find out more information of what's involved.

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  • Delivery dates


    We usually despatch Tuesday - Thursday throughout the year.

  • Our timber

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Why a Double?

The Most Popular!

This is a our most popular bin as it is ideally suited to most gardens. You can fill one bay whilst the other bay is breaking down the contents. This process tends to take longer than you think! Plus our modular design means you can add extra bays as required. Our Add On kit will give you the ability to increase the capacity. You can add as many bays as needed.

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Let the compost breathe with a wooden compost bin

100% timber

Wood or Plastic?

Air and water are needed to allow the bugs, funghi and enzymes to break down the contents of the bin. A wooden bin allows them to breathe and reproduce. A plastic bin, which tends to be sealed, causes them to suffocate and the high water content results in a slimy mess rather than a friable compost.

Our timber is either FSC or PEFC certified by our supplier. It is fully pressure treated to offer protection against wood-boring insects and fungal decay.

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no tools needed

easy assembly

No Nails or Screws

Put away the drill as it's not needed. Slide the boards into the posts and you're half way there. The dovetail joint provides the strength to hold the bay together whilst allowing boards to be moved up and out for easy access. You won't need any nails at all.

As long as the ground is fairly level you're ready to get started. Typical assembly time for a Double Bay Bin is about 20 minutes.

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