Lyndsay Burginger

10 Kitchen Compost Bins for Tidy Food Scrap Recycling

One man's trash is another man's treasure. At least when it comes to our kitchen waste and plants. Our gardens can benefit from a kitchen compost bin, which is essentially a food recycler bin with more perks. Your typical trash bin can't control odors the way kitchen compost bins can.

Kitchen scraps and organic waste can smell awful. From rotting bananas, tomatoes, and even old berries! Oh, not to mention the fruit flies. You'll want your compost bin to have a sealed top, so there aren't any pesky bugs flying around your kitchen. Here are ten wonderful options that will do just that.

Best Kitchen Compost Bins

1. 1 lb. 2 Gal. Composter Kitchen Organic Bin

Home Depot has a kitchen compost container for under $13. There are secure handles, so carrying your bin outside to empty won't be a difficult task.

Odor control is an important spec you should look for when shopping for a bin, and luckily, this compost bin has a locking seal.

2. EPICA Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1.3 Gallon-Includes Charcoal Filter

Epica's stainless steel compost bin is one of Amazon's Choices for kitchen bins. It's by far one of my favorites since it has a charcoal filter. Say goodbye to the nasty smell of old coffee grounds and food scraps!

3. Easy-Clean Compost Bin

The OXO Good Grips Easy-Clean countertop compost bin has a 1.75 gallon capacity and weighs under two pounds. Also, when they say easy-clean, they mean it. The internal bucket is dishwasher safe.

4. Full Circle Fresh Air Odor-Free Kitchen Compost Bin

This kitchen composting bin offers easy access to the inside of the bin. All you need to do is press the button! It's made from recycled plastic and partially recycled steel. I love it. It even comes with five compostable bags.

5. Chef'n 401-420-120 EcoCrock Counter Compost Bin

Gather your eggshells and banana peels and throw them in this bin. You won't have to be wary of any weird smells coming from it. It comes with two charcoal filters for odor control.

Joseph Joseph went with a ventilated design to control funky odors. The vent allows for air to enter the caddy, reducing moisture that causes bad smells. It has a gallon capacity and liner-retaining hole, so your food scraps stay in the liner.

7. Norpro 93, White 1 Gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper

Norpro's compost pail is adorable! I love ceramic in the kitchen, so this is perfect if you enjoy the antique look as well. It has a durable handle, so transferring to your compost pile will be easy.

8. Stylish Farmhouse Kitchen Compost Bin

Granrosi's compost bucket even says compost! I don't know about you, but I would want my guests to know that I compost and recycle. It includes three charcoal filters. They last about 3-4 months, so you'll be set for at least a year.

9. Third Rock Compost Bin for Kitchen Counter

Here's another fabulous option if you want your bin to be labeled. It's easy to clean. Soap and water will do. It includes a charcoal filter, and customers are impressed by it. Gone are the days of yucky fruit flies.

10. Mountable Kitchen Compost Bin by Zero Waste Together

Some prefer to leave the bin under the sink or on the counter, but if you have limited storage place, consider mounting your compost bin to the wall. The mount and screws are included.

It's dishwasher safe too! I recommend mounting it to the inside of your cabinet door.

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