Gallery: Airtight Compost Pail Keeps Your Kitchen Odor-Free

 

One of the biggest deterrents to at-home composting is the awful stench of rotting food. But while some of us will withstand any odor for the sake of the environment, understandably, others need a helping hand in their efforts. If you’ve been looking for a way to compost in your kitchen in a clean and odorless way, then this steel pail from Simple Human just may be your glowing green ticket to composting heaven. Made from odor-resistant stainless steel and featuring a natural bamboo handle, this streamlined little receptacle will discreetly hold all your organic matter until you’re ready to throw it onto the compost heap.

+ Simple Human

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  1. ellajane September 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’m very interested in this compost pail. It’s frustrating to have multiple garbage cans filled with compost and other garbage. Thanks EcoEarthManor for your comment, I’m almost positive I want to purchase an airtight compost pail. Thanks again for the information!

  2. EcoEarthManor November 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    We’ve been using a simple, small covered paid for several years now and have never had the odor of rotting food. Perhaps the pail is small enough that we empty it often enough that that is not a problem. We also always rinse it out after each emptying.
    We also never put table scraps in that contain meat, which will rot very quickly.
    If the temperature in the kitchen is too high, this may also lead to rotting.
    Another possible solution is to use a bokashi mixture in the pail that promotes decomposition (NOT rotting) and also minimizes odors. Then when it gets in the compost pile, the micro-organisms in the bokashi help the whole composing process further.

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