Benefits And Types Of Compost Containers For Kitchen

They are small portable containers you use for the short term storage of your food scraps (e.g. vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds), and other compostable materials (e.g. paper towels and tissue paper). Typically these containers are stored in your kitchen, either on your countertop or underneath your sink. Once full, we hope these containers get emptied into your backyard compost bin; however, some people choose to transfer the contents into a larger container, which will eventually picked up by their municipal waste collectors. These compost containers for kitchen are also known by several other names, including compost pails, compost crocks, and compost keepers.

Stainless Steel Compost Bin Idea

Stainless Steel Compost Bin Idea

Compost containers look like only usual thing, but don’t you know that they have a lot of benefits? First, they can add an aesthetic touch to your composting experiences. Did you know some containers come in red? They also act as a conversation starter with guests. We’re amazed how often our friends ask about “that little steel container” on our counter. Moreover, they make it easy for you to do something good for the environment, and help reduce your carbon footprint. Going green slowly can make a difference. Did you know that as much as 30% of household waste can be composted? Think of all the extra room we would have in our landfills if every household started composting. At last but not least, they bring you one step closer to having free fertilizer for your garden.

Plastic Compost Container Idea

Plastic Compost Container Idea

Bamboo Compost Bin Idea

Bamboo Compost Bin Idea

Compost containers for kitchen come in various types and designs. Here we try to inform you the differences for each type. First type is stainless steel container. These containers offer wonderful aesthetics; however, some of the bolts in a couple models may have a tendency to rust. Second option is ceramic containers. How strong are you feeling about them? These crocks contain odors really well; however, you must be feeling strong in order to move them from your kitchen to your compost pile.

Compost Container Idea For Kitchen

Compost Container Idea For Kitchen

Plastic containers also can be your alternative options. If you’re an eco-nut, then recycled plastic may be just the type of container for you. Plastic compost pails are quite affordable, but sometimes lack aesthetics. Wood and bamboo containers are the last type of compost containers that are gaining in popularity because of their more natural appearance. This may be why some compost junkies use these containers out by their BBQ or on their decks. Sadly, these containers do tend to break down more quickly than some of the other types.

Ceramic Compost Bin For Kitchen

Ceramic Compost Bin For Kitchen

The easiest and cheapest thing to do is to make your own homemade composting containers for kitchen. This can be as simple as a small plastic garbage bin, or as complex as the handmade miniature compost container seen below. No matter which container you choose, you would be wise to try and meet as many of the above criteria as possible