Monday, September 5, 2011
Collecting kitchen scraps to add to the compost bin? Here are some good-looking containers to help you out. The one above is the Ecology brand; you can find it at Alfresco Emporium and Quintessence in Australia, and Divertimenti in the U.K. Update on July 10, 2014: I'm no longer finding this product anywhere.
Garden Trading has a compost bucket, available in four different colors. Alas for those of us in the U.S. — this one also comes from the U.K.
Simplehuman has an "odor-absorbing" stainless steel compost pail. [via Ask MetaFilter] For a simpler stainless steel bucket, take a look at Lee Valley Tools. Update on July 10, 2104: Simplehuman is no longer making this product.
Williams-Sonoma has a stoneware compost pot with a plastic liner pail. Update on July 10, 2014: Williams Sonoma no longer has this compost pot.
I've always liked Beth Mueller's work, with her whimsical drawings; I own a bowl and a coffee mug that she made many years ago. So I was delighted to see she makes some countertop compost containers, sold by Uncommon Goods. There are two designs: "grow" and "simplify." Update on July 10, 2014: This product is no longer available at Uncommon Goods.
If you don't want your compost container sitting out — no matter how good it looks — I've got some ideas for you, too. Take a look at the Fuccillo freezer compost bin — which you can buy directly from Fuccillo, or from online stores such as Generate. Update on July 10, 2014: I'm no longer finding any place that's selling these.
And for a very different approach, there's the NatureMill automatic compost bin, which allows you to do your actual composting indoors: in a kitchen cabinet, the laundry room, the garage, etc. [via Springwise]
Compost Crocks for Your Countertop