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  • Soilsaver Soilmaker + Base Plate
  • Base Plate Critter Barrier for Soilmaker Soilsaver
  • Back Yard Insulated Cold Weather Composting Bin

Soilmaker Soilsaver + Base Plate

The Soilmaker Soilsaver with Base Plate is a contemporary compost bin inspired by a traditional design. One of the most popular units in North America, this composter is ideal for the northern states due to its insulated walls and thick lid. Internal heat is retained, while solar rays are absorbed by the black plastic. Also perfect for shady lots. The locking lid (a rare feature in compost bins) keeps out pests and critters while allowing rainwater to trickle in for added moisture. Base plate was factory engineered to keep out rodents, while allowing moisture and beneficial soil inhabitants to pass. Highly recommended by staff

  • Buy 2 and pay only $120.00 each
  • Buy 3 or above and pay only $115.00 each


In Stock
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit(s)


  • Made from ¼” thick structural foam molding that sufficient insulation to extend the compost season by several weeks

  • This system excels at retaining internally generated heat, which is not only ideal for colder climates, it is beneficial for shady locations

  • Heavy duty black plastic color absorbs radiant heat from sun (perfect for northern latitudes), and blends in well with landscape

  • Generous 4 foot square top opening makes dumping of scraps and mixing of pile a breeze

  • Advanced lid with dual handles latch securely in place, and is designed to allow just enough rainfall to pass through, keeping unit moist, but not soggy

  • For added convenience, the two sliding 10”h x 15”w access doors may be placed on opposite or adjacent sides, since all 4 sides are interchangeable

  • Air intake ports on all sides allows oxygen to enter, maintaining aerobic conditions and mitigating foul odors


Made with the same heavy duty plastic resin, the factory-designed base plate was fabricated to help keep burrowing animals and rodents out of the compost pile. It is required by some municipalities. Please check with your city’s public works department for compost bin restrictions. The approx. size is 28” in both length and width. The two halves fasten easily together using hardware provided. The bin fits inside the raised lip on the outer most edge of the base. The entire accessory ships inside the box at no additional charge.


Size / Dimensions

32” high x 28” wide and deep


11.4 cubic feet / 85 gallons


29 lbs empty (without base)


50% recycled PCW, UV-stabilized, high density polyethylene; hardened nylon fasteners


1 unit + base


Charcoal Black


Less than 30 minute, tool-free assembly


Food scraps, paper shreds & soft yard waste

Key Features

2 slide up access doors; locking lid; optional base plate


Made in Canada


Manufacturer’s 25 year limited warranty


# of Parcels

1 parcel - 35 lbs

Method of Transit

Ground Service 

Product Location


Time before shipping 

Approx. 2 days

Time in Transit

1-2 weeks

Dimensional Weight


S&H Fees

$30 to the lower 48 states with base plate


Base plate ships inside box at no extra charge

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