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: