There is a reasonable debate going on between the eco-friendly perks of the best kitchen compost bin versus a garbage disposal. Dumping your food scraps into a compost requires no water to dispose of it and no worries about plumbing issues. On the other side of the environmentalism debate is knowing “waste from garbage disposers is 70 percent to 90 percent water; it can be cleaned and put back into the water system via specialized treatment facilities.”

Both options attempt to do something constructive with food wastes other than dump them in the trash. And without food sitting in your garbage cans, and potentially leading to odors, you can hopefully and safely get rid of food without risking rodents or ants getting into your counters and garbage cans.

So are you leaning more toward a compost bin kitchen option? Then you’re in the right place.

While a countertop compost bin may seem like easier access for unwelcome friends than scooping food down the drain, manufacturers know that a kitchen composting container with a secure lid is a must. The random bucket you may have previously used for food waste has evolved into what could arguably be considered counter and cabinet decor too.

And for homeowners and apartment dwellers with nosy, hungry pets, a kitchen compost bucket or indoor compost bin that cannot easily be tipped over is mandatory. So check out these 16 options below to find your next (and best) indoor composter.

Best Kitchen Compost Bin

OXO Good Grips

Spigo

$24.99

in stock

2 new from $24.99

The Relaxed Gardener

$26.99

in stock

2 new from $26.99

Kitchen Compost Caddy

Vintage Bin

$29.99

in stock

1 used from $27.17

Zero Waste Together

Exaco Trading Co.

$29.92

in stock

2 new from $29.92

1 used from $25.29

Polder

$29.95

in stock

4 new from $29.95

Chef'n EcoCrock

$31.76

$39.72

in stock

2 new from $31.76

1 used from $29.22

Full Circle

$27.49

$31.81

in stock

4 new from $21.76

2 used from $26.12

Kitchencraft

$39.99

in stock

2 new from $29.74

Exaco Trading Co.

iTouchless EcoWise

Norpro 83 Compost Keeper

$29.99

in stock

3 new from $29.99

2 used from $25.60

Countertop Compost Bin

Eco-cycle VermiTek

Last updated on May 19, 2021 5:49 am

1. OXO Good Grips

OXO Good Grips

OXO Good Grips

 out of stock

as of May 19, 2021 5:49 am

Features

  • Convenient size and design for everyday counter-top use
  • Lid flips up for easy filling and flips down to lock in odors
  • Smooth interior walls prevent foods and liquids from building up
  • Contoured bottom and removable lid makes emptying simple
  • Rotating handle for easy transport of waste to outdoor composter

If you’ve ever tried using a kitchen compost and ended up with a weird smell in your home after not emptying it immediately, this compost bin is made to decrease those issues from happening.

Key Features

  • Lid locks but doesn’t seal
  • Crevice-free interior
  • Removable lid

The lid is made to stay open when you flip it up as opposed to other compost lids that may flop back down before you can get one forkful into the bin. When emptying, remove the lid and carry by the built-in handle. With the contoured bottom and rotating handle of this compost bin (7 inches x 7 inches x 7 inches), you can easily dump waste out into its necessary cans or bags up to a few days later (up to 12 cups).

Pros

  • Made to prevent bacteria and/or mold
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons

  • Several compost users reported fruit flies, bugs and diaper smells because of no seal
  • Warranty/refund policy is unclear

Because of the smooth lining of this compost bin, you can avoid your food waste from locking itself into hard-to-reach corners. This will be especially helpful should you choose the white version instead of the black version, considering white containers tend to have a “dirty” or grayish appearance if not kept food- and spill-free on a consistent basis.

2. Spigo Indoor

Spigo

Spigo

$24.99  in stock

2 new from $24.99

Free shipping

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Features

  • ✔ ODOR FREE: Say goodbye to the smelly decomposing waste! Provided with an ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FILTER that absorbs and traps odors inside of the compost bin never worry about your kitchen smelling! The compost bin filter helps keep your kitchen fresh and clean. The filter allows you to sit your compost bin on your countertop or where ever you need it. Its retro vintage design compliments any decor and will serve as your favorite compost bin for a long time.
  • ✔ EASY CLEANING: This stylish stainless steel compost bin resists rust and leaks unlike other compost bins! It features a REMOVABLE BASKET makes its EASIER for you transport your foods scraps. It prevents composting acid metal degradation and there’s no need to use a plastic garbage bag anymore! Once it’s time for you to empty your bin just remove the basket and makes easy carries from kitchen composter to the outdoor compost tumbler. NO NEED for compostable bags!
  • ✔ HIGH GRADE MATERIALS made of STAINLESS STEEL exterior this compost bin is durable and won’t rust, scratch or chip and can be easily cleaned. It attractive finish complements most any decor while still providing durability and rust free so that this can last as your favorite compost bin for a very long time. BUCKET CAPACITY: .93 Gallons, 3.72 Quarts, or 14.66 Cups. MEASUREMENTS WITHOUT HANDLES: 8.2X7.8 Inches, WITH HANDLES: 9.5×10 Inches.
  • ✔ CONVENIENT AND EASY at its finest. No more trips to your outdoor compost bin. It is easy to maintain and has a carrying handle so you can transfer your compost to your outdoor pile or bin. Store your food scraps, vegetable peelings, tea leaves, flowers, coffee grounds and other compost materials.
  • ✔ GUARANTEED SATISFACTION because of a 30 day full money bank guarantee. We are so confident in our products that we have no problem giving you every penny back if you’re unhappy with your purchase. You won’t see promises like that from big box brands!

This one-gallon compost bin container (available in red, gray and silver) may come in handy not just for eco-friendly use of your food waste but also to add nutrients to plants without chemicals.

Key Features

  • Stainless steel retro design
  • Removable clean plastic bucket
  • Handle on each side

While you should still empty your compost bin on a regular basis, this particular compost bin (8.2 inches x 7.8 inches) has an activated charcoal filter to help eliminate bad food smells (or any food smells) in the meantime. This may help keep your pets from trying to knock it over to get the goodies out.

Pros

  • Charcoal filter for food absorption
  • Rust, scratch and chip resistant

Cons

  • Inside bucket takes up space that could be used for food

You can also skip the little bag inside of your compost bin with this one; it already prevents composting acid metal degradation. If this container is not right for you, even with all these perks, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee.

3. The Relaxed Gardener

The Relaxed Gardener

The Relaxed Gardener

$26.99  in stock

2 new from $26.99

Free shipping

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Features

  • OPEN WITH ONE HAND! If you have been looking for a compost bin with a lid that you can open with one hand, then your search is over! Our unique design means that you will be able to open the lid with one hand. This is great for you because it makes adding scraps to your bin quick and easy!
  • LEAK PROOF! The problem with other composting bins is that they are made of stainless steel. When acidic foods are added directly to the metal bin, over time they can eat through the metal and cause rust and leaks. Our bin solves that problem. It has a plastic liner bucket which means that food does not touch the powder-coated steel outer bin and prevents it from rusting and leaking. Never suffer from your bin leaking on your kitchen counter again!
  • NO SMELLS! Unlike other bins that need two filters to control odors, our bin needs only one. We include two carbon filters with each bin. Each filter can last up to 6 months with proper care. This means that you get up to 1 years worth of filters when you purchase your bin making this bin a great value. Replacement filters are available on Amazon.
  • PERFECT FIT! Our bin is compact in size allowing it to fit under most upper kitchen cabinets which means that it does not take up too much of your valuable countertop workspace. And the neutral cream color looks great in most kitchens. The bin is 9.5 inches high with lid. Inner bucket is 6 inches in diameter. 0.8 Gallon Capacity (3 Liter)
  • MADE BY GARDENERS FOR GARDENERS! So this makes the perfect gift for the gardeners on your list. And it’s 100% Guaranteed. If you ( or your favorite gardener) aren’t happy, we don’t want your money!

With a one-handed lift, you can empty this compost bin in no time and not have to worry about plastic waste. This bin needs no food waste bags for emptying.

Key Features

  • Reusable plastic inner pail
  • Powder-coated finish
  • One filter for odor absorption (lasts up to six months)

Arguably this bin (6 inches x 6 inches x 9.5 inches) may have what stainless steel compost bins do not—the option of cleaning without worrying about fingerprints or polishing. Run it under warm, soapy water, and you’re good to go for your next set of food dumping (up to 0.8 gallons).

Made by gardeners for gardeners, you may want to take a second look at your plants to see other ways to use the food waste before dumping into the compost bin.

Pros

  • Rust and leakproof
  • Inside lid can be popped out of the holes to make the top sit down correctly

Cons

  • Lid loosely sits on top of container without a seal
  • Handle on inside bucket does not fold down on top, making lid sit out of place
  • Air holes on top may be inviting to fruit flies

If this compost bin just isn’t your style, there is a 90-day, money-back guarantee.

4. Compost Caddy Cabinet

Kitchen Compost Caddy

Kitchen Compost Caddy

 out of stock

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Features

  • Neodymium magnet integral to our vented lid clicks and locks the pail lid open vertically, up and away from you. (No chance of food waste inadvertently falling into a pail lid which opens towards you as you may see on competitive cabinet mounted units) Our locking feature also allows your hands to remain free for plate scraping, or during food preparation. Makes food disposal a breeze!! Redesigned and patented for 2016
  • CRITICAL FEATURES SEPARATING US VS OUR CABINET MOUNTED COMPETITOR *Mount supports pail at top and bottom-Pail won’t bang cabinet door when opened/closed, or when lid is opened/closed *100% double seal around pail lid-No path for fruit flies *Removable lid-No attached lid to break off *Carbon Filters minimize odor *Vented lid minimizes condensation/water accumulation in pail *Pail balanced-Will not fall over using on counter w/ lid open *2 Bag hooks point downward-not sideways 2 Gal.vs.1.5 Gal.
  • Mounts to the inside surface of cabinet door keeping your kitchen looking clean, and freeing up valuable counter space. *Strengthened 2 gallon plastic bucket easily slides off rack for cleaning, emptying, or for counter top use. * Minimum Cabinet Width Opening 13″ (dimensional drawings can be viewed by clicking on images to the left)
  • Food waste compost bin redesiged & improved for 2016: Stronger & more rigid construction – will hold shape over years of use / New 100% positive closure mechanism / Strengthened ergonomic handle / Full double seal on vented lid / Sized for use with 3 gallon Biobag compost bags / Bottom Grip added to aid in emptying / Bottom feet added for cleanliness when placed in the sink or countertop
  • Kitchen Compost Caddy cabinet mounting rack is extremely rugged manufactured using 16 gauge steel with a tough silver/grey powder coated hammertone corrosion resistant finish. Made in the USA / To protect our “Authorized Amazon Brand” reputation, Five Star rating, & reviews. We have NOT authorized other Amazon sellers to sell our Kitchen Compost Caddy products.

There are more than enough decorative compost bins to sit on your counter. But if you’re someone who just simply doesn’t have the counter space to use one, you may want to choose a compost bin like this that can be mounted underneath your sink, similar to this kitchen cabinet.

Key Features

  • Activated carbon filters
  • Neodymium magnet clicks and locks pail lid for vertical opening
  • 100 percent double seal around pail lid

Redesigned and patented in 2016, the removable lid eliminates the problem with food accidentally ending up splashing and/or sticking to the container. With a decrease in the path for fruit flies in the 2 gallon plastic bucket, this vented lid also minimizes condensation and water accumulation.

The two bag hooks point downward on this 16-gauge steel bin to avoid bags from slipping off or down with the weight of food inside. There is also a silver/grey powder coated on the bin to avoid corrosion.

Pros

  • Storage for compost bags
  • Mount supports top and bottom to avoid banging when cabinet door opens and closes

Cons

  • Cabinet width opening must be at least 13 inches
  • Warranty information unclear on site

With a compost bin that was redesigned and improved for 2016, this manufacturer reportedly has its products in more than 45,000 homes since 2012.

5. Vintage

Vintage Bin

Vintage Bin

$29.99  in stock

1 used from $27.17

Free shipping

as of May 19, 2021 5:49 am

Features

  • FARMHOUSE STYLE COMPOSTING BIN: Bored of using old style kitchen garbage bins with stubborn appearance, releases odors, and attracts fruit flies? You got it here! This indoor compost bin will just do the job you need and meanwhile add a totally fresh feel to your kitchen. The vintage farmhouse style print compost bucket will surely make your kitchen more attractive than ever.
  • GORGEOUS DESIGN AND PERFECT SIZE: Beside the vitage off-white painting, this compost container is made in perfect size(9″H*9″W, 1.3-Gallon) which is large enough to keep kitchen scraps for at least 3 days for a family of 4 and meanwhile small enough to be put anywhere in kitchen-countertop corner, beside sink, under cabinet, just as you like.
  • STURDY WITH LIGHT WEIGHT: Made of carbon steel body, this recycling bin is sturdy enough work for ages, but meanwhile it it not heavy, which makes transporting scraps compost from kitchen to outside composting bin very easy and convenient. The light lid fits snug but loose enough for you to remove with just a few fingers while your hand is full of fruit scraps, which is just perfect for daily use. Interior coating prevents corrosion and is easy to clean with kitchen detergent.
  • KEEP KITCHEN ENVIRONMENT IN GOOD: Having this functional kitchen compost keeper, you no longer need to pour garbage every day to prevent smells. The large capacity compost pail collects and holds daily scraps trash securely(primarily fruit, veg, egg shells, coffee grounds and shredded paper), the lid fits bucket body tightly and tight-fitting charcoal filter will decompose food or fruit smell without releasing any odors outside.
  • Artketty struggles to make life nicer and more comfortable, your satisfaction always means everything to us. So, in case you are not 100% satisfied with this kitchen compost bucket, do not hesitate to contact us.

Easy enough to clean with kitchen detergent and light enough to move around with ease, this compost bin has a vintage feel that is perfect for your kitchen counter.

Key Features

  • Vintage farmhouse style appearance
  • Off-white paint
  • Seven additional charcoal filters (from initial purchase)

This 1.3 gallon indoor compost bin can hold up to three days worth of food wastes. Housed in a carbon steel body, this container (9 inches x 9 inches) will help you recycle in style.

Pros

  • Interior coating prevents corrosion
  • Lightweight, snug lid fits inside bottom container

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site

Whether you use this compost container for a family of four (maximum) or on your own, it’s made to keep your home odor-free and away from flies.

6. Zero Waste Together

Zero Waste Together

Zero Waste Together

 out of stock

as of May 19, 2021 5:49 am

Features

  • EASY to MOUNT or PLACE on COUNTER – Mount and screws included! Small and perfect fit for most cabinet doors, pantry doors, under sinks and countertops.
  • EASY to CLEAN – Smooth HDPE and BPA free plastic makes it easy to wash and includes recycled content. UV protected. Dishwasher safe. Compostable bag compatible.
  • INSECT and ODOR FREE – Hinged lid which clicks into place ensures a tight seal. Micro-Perforated lid seals out fruit flies and insects and reduces smell with the process of aeration.
  • EASY to FILL, CARRY and EMPTY – Hinged lid which clicks into place allows lid to stay open. Lightweight with a swinging handle. Lip grip, bottom grip and back grip for emptying.
  • PATENTED AIRFLOW CHANNELS – Promotes healthy, PH balanced compost and a more efficient breakdown of food scraps.

If you can’t quite decide whether you want a compost bin underneath your kitchen sink or on a countertop, here’s your best option. Or, maybe you need a compost container that you can use interchangeably between two homes.

Key Features

  • Patented airflow channels
  • HDPE- and BPA-free plastic
  • UV protected

Easy to clean in a dishwasher, with recycling content, you can either use this container (8.5 inches x 11 inches x 9.5 inches) on its own or use compostable bags for extra protection. The hinged lids clicks into place with a tight seal, blocking fruit flies from getting ahold of your kitchen wastes.

Pros

  • Countertop or under sink (mount and screws included)
  • Micro-perforated lid reduces smell through aeration

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site

Lightweight with a swinging handle, this may look like the kind of compost container that would flap closed. However, the hinged lid keeps it open for you to empty your food (up to 2 gallons) for as long as you need.

7. Exaco Trading Co.

Exaco Trading Co.

Exaco Trading Co.

$29.92  in stock

2 new from $29.92
1 used from $25.29

Free shipping

as of May 19, 2021 5:49 am

Features

  • 2. 4 gallon capacity kitchen compost collector
  • Includes 1 full year’s supply of carbon filters – 4 pack
  • Filters significantly reduce odors
  • Made from high density polyethylene; Dishwasher safe
  • Measures 8-1/2 x 9 x 12 inches

The green color of this compost waste collector is a perfect introduction for initiating a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Key Features

  • High-density polyethylene
  • Dishwasher safe
  • House-shaped spacers

This compost container (8.5 inches x 9 inches x 11 inches) holds up to 2.4 gallons of food waste.

Pros

  • One full year’s supply of carbon filters (four-pack)
  • Filters reduce odors

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site

Should you choose to use compostable bags, try a slightly larger size so they can hang over the edge similar to garbage bags. This prevents your food wastes from weighing the bag down and sliding down.

8. Polder

Polder

Polder

$29.95  in stock

4 new from $29.95

Free shipping

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Features

  • ONE-GALLON CAPACITY temporarily stores food scraps on kitchen countertops
  • FLEXIBLE PUSH-THROUGH SILICONE BUCKET inverts to easily empty contents
  • NON-STICK SURFACE RINSES CLEAN and is dishwasher safe when extra cleaning is needed
  • ADJUSTABLE AEROBIC COMPOST SETTING, lid rotates to control airflow for managing odor and decomposition
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE DESIGN for transporting compost to larger outdoor bin

Available in gray and green, this kitchen composter makes it easier to clean. There will be no more need to dump food wastes out by hand or bang on the bottom of the container with this easy push-through option.

Key Features

  • Silicone bucket
  • Adjustable airflow indicator for ventilation
  • Airflow control

Sit the wireframe of this composter (8 inches x 8 inches x 10 inches) on your counter, and rotate lids to lock and unlock as needed. The bin clip attachments hold the silicone container in place when dumping food out. When placed upright again, rotate the lid to position as needed to reduce decomposition and control food waste odors.

Pros

  • Bucket flexible enough to empty without touching food wastes
  • Easy to rinse and clean

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site

With the ability to hold up to one gallon of food waste, this compost container is easy to store food wastes and even easier to clean. Push the silicone through again, and wash with mild soap and warm water.

9. Chef’n EcoCrock

Chef'n EcoCrock

Chef’n EcoCrock

$39.72
$31.76
 in stock

2 new from $31.76
1 used from $29.22

Free shipping

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Features

  • CONTEMPORARY DESIGN: Modern 3 liter (0.75 gallon) ceramic countertop compost bin, featuring a vented lid, removable inner bucket, and a replaceable natural charcoal filter that traps and absorbs odors.
  • AT HOME: Dual bucket design with removable inner bucket and built in handle allows food scraps to easily slide out without a mess or hassle.
  • ODOR FREE: Includes two replaceable natural charcoal filters that trap and absorb food odors, leaving your kitchen fresh and clean.
  • TIDY KITCHEN: Tapered bucket allows easy clean up that only takes a few seconds. Great for shaved brussel sprouts, banana peels, broccoli scrapes, apple cores and other compostable delights.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Inner bucket is Top-Rack dishwasher safe. Rinse outer ceramic with hot water and wipe clean.

Whether you’re looking for a convenient way to compost inside or would prefer to not make constant runs to an outside compost bin, this plant-like option is a handy option to do so.

Key Features

  • Drafted bucket shape
  • Two charcoal filters included
  • Oval opening

With this bin that holds up to three quarts of food waste, this countertop composter has a vented lid with a charcoal filter to absorb odors. With an optional plastic bag to line the inside green bucket, you can slide the bag out for easy emptying. Or, rinse the bucket itself out. Rinse the white and green buckets with warm water after food wastes are removed.

Pros

  • Handle on inside bucket for easy emptying
  • Odor absorption

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site

With an already popular and trusted reputation of Chef’n, this compost container is not only easy to use and clean but also decorative for your counter.

10. Full Circle

Full Circle

Full Circle

$31.81
$27.49
 in stock

4 new from $21.76
2 used from $26.12

Free shipping

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Features

  • Patented design lets air flow through for less odor and fewer flies
  • Opens easily with a push of a button
  • Easy to clean and empty for less mess
  • Ready to use, including five compostable bags
  • Perfect size for home and office (1.5 gallon)

Full Circle literally takes pride in making sure their products go through a full circle. They are compostable, renewable, made from recycled sources and last long too.

Key Features

  • Push-button opening
  • Patented air flow design
  • Five compostable bags included

Available in ruby red, black and white, or green slate, this partially recycled steel and recycled plastic container holds up to 1.5 gallons of food waste.

Pros

  • Designed to keep bottom lid off counter
  • No harmful coatings, dyes, plastics, chemicals

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site
  • Compostable bags necessary due to holes at bottom of container

This BPA-free container (11.4 inches x 8.5 inches x 9 inches) keeps your food waste odor-free in a convenient push-button frame.

11. Kitchencraft

Kitchencraft

Kitchencraft

$39.99  in stock

2 new from $29.74

Free shipping

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Features

  • This antique cream compost bin is perfectly sized to keep on the kitchen worktop and would suit any kitchen from classic to contemporary
  • The compost bin stores food waste until it can be transferred to an outdoor compost heap
  • With its vintage design, and subtle shaping, this indoor compost bin can sit proudly on a surface in your kitchen or utility, or it can be perfectly hidden under the sink or in a cupboard, remaining easily accessible for food throwaways such as vegetable or fruit peelings
  • Complete with an integral carbon filter to absorb odours, making sure that no unwanted smells escape into your kitchen
  • Swing handle makes it easy to carry and hygienic to empty.Capacity: 3 litres.Handwash only; Includes a spare carbon filter; 12 month guarantee

Whether you want to sit the compost bin in the center of your counter or slide it to the side, the container (10.4 inches x 8.2 inches x 5.9 inches) fits anywhere.

Key Features

  • Antique cream
  • “COMPOST” printed on front
  • Integrated carbon filter to reduce odor

With the ability to hold up to three liters of food waste, this container is portable and

Pros

  • Swing handle for easy carrying
  • Wooden grip to avoid slipping

Cons

  • One reviewer reported the lid falls inside of container sometimes

Add this Living Nostalgia compost bin (three-liter maximum) with a variety of other storage products. Living Nostalgia has been helping household needs since 1850. If this isn’t the container for you, there is a one-year guarantee.

12. Exaco Trading Co. Small

Exaco Trading Co.

Exaco Trading Co.

 out of stock

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Features

  • Great to produce your own liquid fertilizer
  • Will work best with the use of their own URBAN EM compost accelerator spray (sold separately)
  • Comes with very tight fitting lids (there is no smell and therefore no flies)
  • 2.1 Gallon capacity
  • 10″ dia. X 10.5″ high: weight 1.6 lbs.

For gardeners who are interested in using food wastes as compost, this compost bin has a liquid fertilizer option.

Key Features

  • Snug lids
  • Bokashi organic flat top waste management system
  • Choice of four gallons or 1.8 gallons composter capacity

Available with black, green, purple and red tops, this 2.1-gallon compost bin works best with your own URBAN EM compost accelerator spray. With a flat-top system and screen platform inside, this composter (10 inches x 10 inches x 10.5 inches) collects leachate (liquid run off) for compost tea.

Pros

Cons

  • URBAN EM compost accelerator spray not included
  • Warranty information unclear

If you’re interested in Bokashi (Japanese word for a fermented organic matter), this compost bin is a two-in-one. Use the “tea” on your inside plants and/or test it out on your outside plants too.

13. iTouchless EcoWise

iTouchless EcoWise

iTouchless EcoWise

 out of stock

as of May 19, 2021 5:49 am

Features

  • EASY COMPOSTING – Composting is great for the environment and for your garden. Collect biodegradable kitchen scraps in this attractive counter-top bin, then mix with soil for an all-natural fertilizer for your yard or garden.
  • ODOR & PEST CONTROL – A double layer of activated carbon filters absorbs odors and prevents pests/fruit fly’s getting into the bin. First 2 filters included!
  • STAINLESS STEEL LID – Fingerprint-proof, easy to clean, elegant brushed stainless steel with protective coating
  • DISHWASHER SAFE BUCKET – Attractive, cream-colored bucket won’t leak and is dishwasher-safe. Rust-proof coating and stainless steel carry handle.
  • ELEGANT DESIGN, SUPERIOR QUALITY – Attractive design complements any decor. I Touchless has been a leading provider of home waste receptacles for 20 years. We provide lifetime customer support.

This white/cream bucket not only has a clean look and feel, it also helps you responsibly discard food wastes without worries about strange odors and bugs.

Key Features

  • Double-layer of replaceable, activated carbon filters (two included)
  • Stainless steel lid
  • Protective coating to prevent fingerprints

This 1.32-gallon kitchen composter is dishwasher safe and won’t leak onto your countertop. The wide opening and convenient handle on the container (10.9 inches x 8.2 inches x 8 inches) makes it easy to carry out to an outside can.

Pros

  • Odor-free
  • Pest-resistant seal

Cons

The full-service warranty and 100 percent satisfaction guarantee clearly confirms that this manufacturer stands by its product. After 20 years of supplying waste receptacles, this makes sense.

14. Norpro 83 Compost Keeper

Norpro 83 Compost Keeper

Norpro 83 Compost Keeper

$29.99  in stock

3 new from $29.99
2 used from $25.60

Free shipping

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Features

  • Measures: 10″ x 7″ x 7″ / 25.5cm x 18cm x 18cm Capacity: 3QT / 2.9L
  • Attractive, strong and durable, ceramic compost keeper that will look beautiful on any counter top.
  • Store peelings, egg shells, coffee grounds, table scraps, clippings and other vegetables. Later transfer to your garden compost pile.
  • Has a sturdy stainless steel handle for easy transport.
  • Includes odor preventing filter in lid, which can last up to 6 months, depending on use. Each filter is 5.625” in diameter. Replacement filters are Norpro item #93F.

Some compost bins pretty much look like small garbage cans on your countertop. This ceramic version with butterflies and plants will fit right in with your sugar and flower containers, and give a spring vibe.

Key Features

  • Stainless steel handle
  • Filters made from PET (polyethylene Terephthalate), 5 percent charcoal, 95 percent pet acrylate
  • Ceramic material

This compost container (10 inches x 7 inches x 7 inches) holds up to one gallon of food waste.

Pros

  • BPA and rust free
  • Odor preventing filter in lid

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site
  • Fragile container

Norpro, which was founded in 1973, has been creating items for your homes for several decades and counting so you can put your trust in their ability to make the best compost bins on the market.

15. Countertop Bin

Countertop Compost Bin

Countertop Compost Bin

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Features

Brand Something Handmade / Better Dressed Child
Number Of Items 1
Product Group Guild Product
Product Type Name GUILD_HOME
Title Countertop Compost Bin

This handmade wooden option adds a cabin-like effect to your kitchen countertop. While you could always use it in your everyday kitchen, this compost option would be great for indoor camping getaways.

Key Features

  • Stainless steel
  • Handmade oak
  • 6.1-quart removable lid

The wood on this compost bin (13 inches x 8 inches x 6 inches) is sealed with a few coats of lacquer to protect it from chips and cracks. While it is dishwasher safe, most kitchen compost bins are easy to clean with warm water and mild soap to extend the life of the product.

Pros

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Sealed wood

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site

While this compost bin may take up more counter space than other circular versions, the flat lid on top may work double duty. If you’re not someone who uses a compost container on a regular basis and don’t need to lift the lid every few days, the top can double as a “shelf” for your occasional garden items (ex. peppers, tomatoes, etc.)

16. Eco-cycle VermiTek

Eco-cycle VermiTek

Eco-cycle VermiTek

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as of May 19, 2021 5:49 am

Features

  • Great kitchen caddy for kitchen scrap collection
  • Includes an inner plastic bucket for easy handling and cleaning
  • Lid contains a replaceable charcoal filter
  • Strong handle
  • Beautiful bamboo natural looking

Compost bins do not have to only come in stainless steel, hard plastic or ceramic. This fashionable talking piece has a bamboo wood design.

Key Features

  • Inner plastic bucket
  • Replaceable charcoal filter
  • Bamboo appearance

This wooden caddy is great for collecting food scraps, with its easy portable handle and top to keep fruit flies and nosy pets away. The air-vented lid helps hold off unattractive odors with its removable charcoal filter.

Pros

  • Easy handling and cleaning
  • Strong handle

Cons

  • Warranty information unclear on site

With its woodsy intriguing design, it is subtle enough to overlook on a countertop. (For consumers who don’t want the kitchen compost bin to be front and center in bright colors, this matters.) But it’s sizeable enough to hold up to three quarts of food waste.

Bottom Line

If you’re a houseplant person or have a garden, check out which food wastes would work better to help grow your plants. Compost bins usually hold food waste from your fruit, vegetables, flowers, eggshells, tea leaves and coffee grinds. Instead of dumping into a larger compost bin outside (or with a compost company), you may be able to use your food waste to do double duty for other parts of your home.

Pay attention to any guidelines about what can and cannot be put into each of the 16 compost bins above though. Generally speaking, fish, meat and dairy are always bad options to leave in your bin for any amount of time. While there are users who complained of insects and bugs, or even the potential for rodents, making sure to empty the compost bin on a regular basis helps. “Regular” for one person may be a week, if you’re someone who tends to empty dry items (i.e., egg shells).

For another person (or family), this may become a daily occurrence. If you get into the habit of taking your recyclables to an outside recycle bin and compost to your outdoor compost tumbler on the same days and times, you can develop a regular routine and keep your home unwanted-friends free.

The Review

Best Kitchen Compost Bin

Review Breakdown

  • OXO Good Grips Easy Clean Compost Bin
  • INDOOR KITCHEN COMPOST BIN by Spigo
  • The Relaxed Gardener Kitchen Compost Bin
  • Kitchen Compost Caddy Cabinet Compost Bin
  • Vintage Kitchen Compost Bin
  • Kitchen Compost Bin by Zero Waste Together
  • Exaco Trading Co. ECO-2000
  • Polder Kitchen Composter
  • Chef’n 401-420-120 EcoCrock
  • Full Circle Kitchen Compost Bin
  • Kitchencraft Kitchen Compost Bin
  • Exaco Trading Co. UCsmall-B
  • iTouchless EcoWise Compost Bin
  • Norpro 83 Compost Keeper
  • Countertop Compost Bin
  • Eco-cycle VermiTek Compost Pail

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