According to the Environmental Protection Agency “organic materials continue to be the largest source of municipal solid waste – more than plastics, paper, metal or glass.” With a single city sending tons of food waste to landfills, greenhouse emissions are a consequence. Because of high costs associated with landfills and these environmental concerns, many progressive cities have enacted mandatory composting laws. Businesses and residents can either subscribe to the city’s composting service, compost their food waste themselves or take the food waste to a processing facility. But where do you keep your food waste in the kitchen until taken out like other waste products? Kitchen compost bins are a convenient and sanitary way to store food waste until you take it out to your backyard compost pile or placing it curbside for municipal collection.

Here are a few of our top picks for kitchen compost bins:

Greenlid: A compostable and disposable composting bin. These bins are made entirely from recycled cardboard and made leak proof. Just fill with your kitchen food waste and once full you can compost the entire container in your backyard compost system or place it in your curbside, municipal compost bin.

 

Greenlid Compostable Composting Bin

Bamboozle Composter: Convert your own organic waste into compost to enrich the soil in your backyard. These composters are made of biodegradable, dishwasher safe and durable bamboo filter. Small and stylish for sitting on countertop. Bamboozle uses charcoal filters to help control odors.

Bamboozle Composter

OXO Easy-Clean Compost Bin: Countertop composting bin designed to keep composting bags tucked inside for a tidy look and easy cleanup. The internal bucket is removable and dishwasher safe. Folds down for convenient storage when not in use.

OXO Easy-Clean Compost Bin

EPICA Stainless Steel Compost Bin: Compost bin with airtight lid and replaceable activated-charcoal filter to control odors. Stainless steel design resists rust and leaks. Large enough to hold several day’s worth of compost while small enough to fit under a kitchen cabinet.

 

EPICA Stainless Steel Compost Bin