If you’re intimidated by composting, trust me: anyone can do it. You don’t need any special skills, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a pricey composter.
In fact, the hardest part of composting is just training yourself to save those kitchen scraps instead of throwing them out. And the best way to do that is to make it dead easy. The answer?
A countertop compost bin.
I am a lazy person. I have no interest in schlepping across the yard to my composter every time I chop some onions or make coffee. If I had to do that I would give up on composting very quickly. Which is why I love this Oxo Good Grips Compost Bin. It gives you a place to toss all those kitchen scraps until you’re ready to take them outside, without being unsightly or smelly.
The Oxo Compost Bin is small enough to be inconspicuous on my counter, but not so small that it fills up too quickly. It doesn’t have a charcoal liner as many compost bins do, but odor has never been a problem. The lid pops off for both easy emptying and cleaning. And the best feature of all: the very sturdy handle. When you are carrying a container full of old produce, the last thing you want is for it to spill all over you. I used to have a compost bin that felt like it was about to collapse whenever I picked it up, and believe me, that does not make for a good composting experience.
One note: this is not an airtight container so fruit flies can get in. But I’ve yet to find a compost bin that can keep them out. I only find fruit flies to be a problem if I let it sit too long, which is good incentive to empty it frequently.
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We get ice cream containers approx 6″×10″ WITH A HANDLE!!!! These are so handy and would work well as a counterparts compost saver. The lid fits tight and it is washable. Wwa-la!! Free compost container:-)
Mara Sweet says
I used to use those, but the handles always felt like they were about to fall off as I was carrying it outside. It made me too nervous!
I love that compost bin too!!?
Semiretired SemiTrucker says
I recently purchased an ECO 2.4 gallon countertop composter @ Home Depot. I believe it was $16.95, free shipping to my local store. I live in my 5th Wheel RV, so counter space is limited. This sits right next to my sink, a years worth of Charcoal Odor filters is about $5. I am emptying it today into my Bucket composter, and love it . No bugs, (so far), absolutely no odor, and very well made. Also can be hung on a cabinet door if you have room.
Mara Sweet says
Thanks, that looks like a great option! I love that you can save counter space by hanging it on a cabinet door.