5 Favorites: In-Counter Compost Solutions

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Confession: I am a reluctant composter. I know, I know. My impulse is to scrape the dinner plates into the sink, whirl the disposal, and be done with it. I do have a stainless compost bucket under the sink, but it's an awkward—and less-than-fragrant—arrangement. In my next life, I plan to incorporate an in-counter compost solution. And you? Do you keep a lidded pail on the counter? Tell us your techniques in the comments section.

kitchen countertop with built in compost via gardenista

kitchen countertop with built in compost via gardenista

Above: An integrated countertop compost portal. Photograph via Cultivate.

countertop with hole for compost via Gardenista

countertop with hole for compost via Gardenista

Above: Two pullout drawers—the top one has a cutting board and the one below holds both a garbage and a compost bin. Photograph via The Farm Chicks.

Stainless Steel Compost In-Counter Bucket | Remodelista

Stainless Steel Compost In-Counter Bucket | Remodelista

Above: A stainless steel bucket you can lift out and carry to the compost bin in the backyard. Photograph via Blanco.

in counter waste bucket for kitchen compost via Gardenista

in counter waste bucket for kitchen compost via Gardenista

Above: An in-counter removable bowl to collect scraps. Photograph via Studio Gorm.

countertop compost system via Gardenista

countertop compost system via Gardenista

Above: A DIY Compost Farm by Charlotte Dieckmann.

For more compost solutions, see Compost Like a Pro: Maven Bins Made in Vermont.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 29, 2013 as part of our Belgium and Beyond issue.

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