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10 Easy Pieces: Stylish Kitchen Compost Pails

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10 Easy Pieces: Stylish Kitchen Compost Pails

October 29, 2019

The average American family throws away 20 pounds of food a month.  This is the equivalent of stumbling upon a buried pirate’s chest full of jewels and gold doubloons–and then leaving it there to rot.

A kitchen compost pail is the solution. Look for one with a wide mouth (to make it easy to throw in scraps of all sizes); a tight-fitting lid (to trap odors inside), and a handle (or handles) for easy transport to the backyard compost bin.

Here are 10 simple and sturdy countertop compost pails for a kitchen:

A large \1.3-gallon Compost Bin With Plastic Liner is dishwasher safe; \$\29.99 from Amazon.
Above: A large 1.3-gallon Compost Bin With Plastic Liner is dishwasher safe; $29.99 from Amazon.
A black \1-gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper by Norpro is \$\2\2.89 at Amazon.
Above: A black 1-gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper by Norpro is $22.89 at Amazon.
A white Hudson Compost Caddy is \$£\23.99 at UK-based All Green.
Above: A white Hudson Compost Caddy is $£23.99 at UK-based All Green.

Bamboozle&#8\2\17;s bamboo Composter is available in two colors, including graphite as shown; \$39.99 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: Bamboozle’s bamboo Composter is available in two colors, including graphite as shown; $39.99 at Crate & Barrel.
The elegant ceramic Compost Crock from Garden Trading looks almost like a cookie jar; £35.
Above: The elegant ceramic Compost Crock from Garden Trading looks almost like a cookie jar; £35.
For a more modern look, try this Mixed Metals Compost Crock with copper and stainless steel parts; \$\29.95 at Gardener&#8\2\17;s Supply Company.
Above: For a more modern look, try this Mixed Metals Compost Crock with copper and stainless steel parts; $29.95 at Gardener’s Supply Company.
Natural Home&#8\2\17;s Ceramic Compost Bin comes in red, white, and charcoal; \$34.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Above: Natural Home’s Ceramic Compost Bin comes in red, white, and charcoal; $34.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
We like the two-toned look of this Vintage Style Compost Bin from Lehman&#8\2\17;s; \$\26.99.
Above: We like the two-toned look of this Vintage Style Compost Bin from Lehman’s; $26.99.

A \1-gallon Brushed Stainless Steel Composter has a charcoal filter in the lid to absorb odors; it&#8\2\17;s on sale for \$3\1.99 from Williams-Sonoma.
Above: A 1-gallon Brushed Stainless Steel Composter has a charcoal filter in the lid to absorb odors; it’s on sale for $31.99 from Williams-Sonoma.
Garden Trading also sells a steel Compost Bucket with nickel-plated handles available in three colors including Clay as shown; £\20.
Above: Garden Trading also sells a steel Compost Bucket with nickel-plated handles available in three colors including Clay as shown; £20.
From dinner to dirt, here are more tips for composting:

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