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Increase the green in 2016: Simplify


Make kitchen composting easier by getting food scraps from the kitchen to the curb with a compost pail that meets your specific needs. Your perfect container may be as simple as a yogurt tub or as fun as a hand-painted canister. There are a variety of creative kitchen compost containers to fit your space and style. You may even be able to use something you already have around the house.

Here are a few ideas:

  • For a smaller household, an empty quart-size yogurt container works well for collecting food scraps and cleans up easily in the dishwasher.
  • A bucket with a lid can work well for a larger family.
  • Make some room for it under the kitchen sink or store it next to the garbage can.

Looking for something stylish that you can keep on your kitchen counter? Options abound in the housewares department of many local stores. You can also read about eight options to help you find the right kitchen compost container