50 gal. Composter - CSS-50

50 gal. Composter CSS-50 - Specifications

Assembled Depth (in.)
24 in
Assembled Height (in.)
33 in
Assembled Width (in.)
24 in
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Assembly Required
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
Capacity (gallons)
Color Family
Composter Type
Landscape Supply Type
Low Odor
Product Weight (lb.)

Model number: CSS-50
Internet number (SKU): 202061227
Price: $144
Availability: in stock

Description 50 gal. Composter - 202061227

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Product information

The Koolscapes 50 gal. Composter features durable plastic construction designed to withstand extreme temperatures and has the look of authentic sandstone for contemporary elegance. This composter comes complete with a locking lid and a rear door for easy access. A screen, reservoir and drain are included for convenient tea collection.
50-gallon capacity for ample collection space
Durable plastic construction is able to withstand extreme temperatures
Sandstone-like appearance for contemporary aesthetic elegance
Locking lid for security
Rear door for convenient access to compost
Built-in holes for aeration
Screen, reservoir and drain for convenient tea collection


Rated 2 out of
Northern Composter from
Poor Fitting Lid
I had to trim a great deal of plastic from the top of the barrel so that the lid could fit and be turned. I also added two steel handles to the lid so I could get enough force to rotate the lid closed. The existing knobs on the lid are useless. Other than that the barrel looks nice and works as expected. I would recommend this product but with the caveat that the workmanship on the lid is poor (similar comments on this aspect have already been posted).
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 3 out of
Horsesense from
It's a good size for my family and was easy to position where I wanted it. So far (a month) this ...
It's a good size for my family and was easy to position where I wanted it. So far (a month) this is working out well-- I did mark the lid so that I could locate the correct position for taking it off. The handle of the lid is a bit hard to grasp for my hand size and it takes two hands to turn it so I would not recommend it for someone with reduced grip strength. I just pry a small object under the lid lip to lift it, once I have it in the right position.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of
Tamish from
A simple & practical design
Koolatron CSS-50 is a practical design composter. I spent a lot of effort to find a good engineered product before seeing it. There are some good featured composters on the market, but their practical operation and robustness seem not meet my expectation. For example, it is difficult to turn rotator-style composters when they are 1/4 or 1/2 capacity loaded. The leverage of the length is 1/2 the diameter of the tank so some reviewers’ highlighted this issue for the tumbler-composters. Also, the sophisticated movable mechanism is less reliable than a simple design. The hinges, rotators, and bearings might not last long in the outdoors. The metal parts would get rusty which I saw on two tumbler composters with rusty structures at Home depot. Finally, the various separate pieces need more effort to put together. I like CSS-50 as a simple & practical design even though a big hole was chewed by an animal at one of the aeration holes. I patched the problem with my solution. I recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 4 out of
Blends in with the pots!
It is difficult to find a smaller sized composter that looks good; so far, this is one of the better ones. I have only had it for a short time (one week) so can't rate it on the composting process. I can say that the shipping process went smoothly; it was easy to move it to the location I wanted it in; and it is not a major eyesore. The lid is somewhat difficult to take off, I could not do it with one hand. I just marked the tabs with some red fingernail polish so I would know where the tabs matched up rather than playing a guessing game. All in all, I am happy with the product and would recommend it.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 4 out of
MildBill from
Too early to tell how well it'll work . Very good conversation piece. We tell people that it's a family size funeral urn!
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 4 out of
Paul879 from
Good Looking Composter
We were looking for something that was not black, ugly and made the yard look awful. We found the Kool Shape Sandstone composter at the Home Depot web site. Easy to order, shipped within a week right to the door, in place within 10 minutes. Great size, nice look - only issue is the grip on the lid - it is not easy to open. Needs a bit more groove for the hand to catch in the lid handle. Other than that - I have it filled up already.
Date published: 2011-06-09

Price: $144.00