How To Kitchen Compost

I keep garbage on my counter and I’m proud of it. Used coffee grinds, tea bags, vegetable peels, left overs and even some of my junk mail. No, I’m not a disgusting slob, I’m a kitchen composter.

During the winter, it’s not always fun to take food scraps out to the compost bin. My bins are at the far end of my property so I can’t just poke my head outside and toss stuff in. It’s definitely a shoes and coat required affair. That’s why I bought a¬†Compost Crock.

Kitchen Composting

Kitchen Compost Crocks

It’s nice to have a container right there on your counter to toss garbage into. Mostly I use it for coffee grinds and egg shells but other stuff would be fine too. The crock kind of looks like a cookie jar so I don’t mind having it on the counter. And there’s a carbon filter in the lid so it doesn’t smell before I eventually take it out to the compost heap.

I used to use a tupperware container and just keep it in the freezer so it wouldn’t smell but I have this one from Gardeners.com now.¬†Kitchen Compost Crock, Brilliant White.

So stop throwing out those vegetable peels and other kitchen waste and start kitchen composting.

  • Jesse

    By far the most effective kitchen composting I’ve tried is with worms. Faster results, better compost for your soil and plants. I’ve been using the Worm Factory, which also composts my junk mail and cardboard. http://naturesfootprintinc.com/worm-factory-360. I’m telling you, it’s simply amazing.