I don’t have my outdoor composter yet, but I did get my indoor compost pail. While you don’t need any fancy equipment to compost, a few devices can make composting a simpler and more pleasant experience.
There are a few different pails designed specifically to hold kitchen waste for composting. They all have a carbon filter to cut down on odor. The one that I coveted most was a lovely one made of bamboo. I opted for the bamboo one due in part to aesthetics and also that it is a green product that won’t break like the less expensive ceramic ones. I already have a few bamboo (a green, renewable resource) kitchen containers. I have two storage containers I use for sugar that were a gift for my birthday a year ago and a salt crock.
I started my compost project today by throwing banana peels and coffee grounds inside the pail instead of the trash. Yay! Hopefully my composter will be here and set up before I fill this up too much. I may have to store the food scraps in the freezer if I compost more than the pail can handle. That wouldn’t be a bad thing. 🙂