|Tuesday Products: Compost Crocks and Pails|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Tuesday, 29 January 2013|
We've covered a lot of ground on compost here at The Daily Dirt--including what not to put in the compost bin--but we haven't covered compost crocks for the kitchen.
Compost crocks are convenient. Sometimes referred to as compost pails (usually when made from stainless steel), think of them as intermediaries between kitchen waste and the compost bin. When you have one of these on the counter next to your kitchen sink, there's no excuse for not composting kitchen waste, right?
Compost crocks and pails are typically made from ceramic, stainless steel, copper, or bamboo and hold about a gallon of kitchen waste, and are approximately 10 to 12 inches high and 8 inches in diameter. Look for a compost crock that has a rubber or silicone ring on the lid that seals it tight and prevents odors from escaping. Most lids have vents and many compost crocks also have an activated charcoal filter that helps absorb odors. The filters are often washable and refills are fairly inexpensive.
Make sure the compost crock has a long handle that allows you to comfortably carry your compost crock out to the compost bin or pile when it's filled with kitchen waste. Another feature that most compost crocks have is a smooth glazed interior for easy cleaning, and finally many compost crocks are also dishwasher safe.
P.S. Don't forget the BioBag bag liners!