If you are using a regular bin to throw away your unwanted organic products, then you may want to consider switching to a compost bin as an option. Compost bins are quite handy to have, especially if you have a large garden in your backyard or front yard. The compost can act as a fertilizer which can give plants the nutrients that they need to grow healthy. These bins come in a wide variety of sizes and also prices. When choosing the one you will first need to figure out what your usage will be for. Apart from this, other factors would include whether or not you tend to eat at home or not. With compost bins, you will want to avoid throwing in things like paper and plastic, as it only works on organic waste. Here are some of the best compost bins that are out there.
1. PriorityChef Compost Bin
The PriorityChef Compost Bin is our top pick as far as compost bins go. The bin is made entirely of stainless steel, which gives it a very premium look and feels. The design is also quite simplistic and will fit nicely in your home. There is a handle attached to the bin which has a silicone grip to allow you to easily carry the bin when it is full. The stainless steel construction gives it a very good durability as it will not rust over time. Apart from this, it will also not crack or get damaged, unlike the plastic compost bins that are out there. The lid is airtight so you don’t have to worry about any foul odors from filling the room that it is kept in. This compost bin is best stored in the kitchen as you can throw away fruit peels and excess vegetables. PriorityChef also gives a money back satisfaction guarantee with the product so you really don’t have to hesitate when purchasing this bin.
2. Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin
The Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin is as cheap as the compost bin from PriorityChef, making it another one of the top picks when it comes to compost bins. This bin is fully constructed of stainless steel, giving it the durability and premium look that it has. The bin features an air tight lid which can control the odor by keeping it within the bin and not filling up your kitchen. The bin is rust proof, so you don’t have to worry about rusting even if you drop in wet waste materials. The bin is quite large and therefore can hold several days of organic waste. It is still quite small so that it can fit in your kitchen, or even on your kitchen counter-top. An interesting feature of this compost bin is that it comes with a replaceable charcoal filter as well. This filter can further help in eliminating odors from the bin. This filter is detachable so you can easily clean it with soap and water once it gets too dirty.
3. Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel Compost Bin
The Utopia Kitchen compost bin is yet another compost bin we featured on our list, which is suitable for keeping in your kitchen. The bin has a very large 1.3-gallon capacity which will be quite sufficient in storing several days-worth of organic waste. The bin is constructed of a very high-quality steel which gives it a very good durability. The material used is stainless steel so it is rust proof, just like what you would want in a compost bin. This bin also uses charcoal filters in order to remove odor so your kitchen will not smell. The bin will not attract flies or pests due to this, so you can keep the bin in your kitchen without having to worry about your hygiene. The charcoal filters are detachable so you can easily remove them for cleaning when they get dirty. The filter can be cleaned with soap and water so you don’t require anything additional to clean it.
4. Envirocycle Mini Composting Tumbler Bin
The Envirocycle Mini Composting Tumbler Bin is significantly more expensive than the others that we featured on our list as it costs close to $200. This compost bin requires no assembly as it comes fully assembled when you purchase it. This bin has great versatility as it can be used either as a compost bin or a tea maker. However, compared to the other bins we have listed so far, this bin may not be suited to be kept in your kitchen as it is more outdoor friendly in design. There are two different sizes that it comes in, the 17 Gallon and 35 Gallon models, with the 35 Gallon model being significantly more expensive. The design of the composter is quite sleek as it has some interesting design patterns on it as well. The bin is made of a high-quality plastic so it will not rust. There is a five-year warranty that comes with the product so this may give you more reason to purchase this compost bin.
5. Redmon Green Culture 65-Gallon Compost Bin
The Redmon Green Culture 65-Gallon Compost Bin is a lot cheaper option for a compost bin, compared to the bin featured by Envirocycle. This bin also has quite a large storage capacity as it can store up to 65 gallons of organic waste. The bin is made of a plastic resin, which is also weather resistant so you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged due to rain and other weather conditions. There are several ventilation holes on the bin which enable it to efficiently produce the compost. The bin uses a four door access system through which you can collect the compost after it is done. Apart from this, there is also the main lid on the top which you can use to dump the waste into the bin. The bin is quite cheap as it costs just over $50 but lacks the quality that is offered by the previous compost bin that we reviewed.
6. LINKYO Compost Bin
The LINKYO Compost Bin is yet another compost bin that is suitable for keeping in your kitchen. The bin has a one-gallon capacity so you can use it to store several days’ worth of waste. When selecting a compost bin to keep in your kitchen, it is important that it has the necessary measures to keep the odor from filling up your kitchen. The LINKYO Compost Bin has a charcoal filter for this purpose as it can absorb all the foul odors and prevent it from exiting the bin. There are four filters that come included when you purchase the bin so you can replace them when they get too dirty. This should easily last you up to a year, after which you can purchase the filters separately. The bin is made of stainless steel so it will be rust proof and also offers a very sturdy build quality. The bin is priced quite cheap, making it another one of the affordable picks.
7. Misc Home Stainless Steel Compost Bin
Since most of our kitchen-friendly compost bins all look quite similar, you can go for the Misc Home Stainless Steel Compost Bin if you want a bin which looks quite different. This bin is coming in a white color but is still made of a quality stainless steel which makes it rust proof. When using the bin, you don’t have to worry about it attracting flies and other pests, even if your waste has been kept for several weeks. The bin uses a dual filter system, compared to the single filter system used in most of the others. These filters are able to effectively absorb any foul odors thereby keeping your kitchen smelling fresh. The bin can be cleaned easily as you just have to wash it with soap and water. Cleaning the filter is also not so difficult so you can expect to use this bin for several years without it losing its effectiveness.
8. OXO Good Grips Compost Bin
The OXO Good Grips Compost Bin is also quite different to all the other compost bins that were listed, as it is made of plastic rather than steel. We would generally prefer stainless steel over plastic due to its extra durability and also looks, but plastic can also be effective if you tend to prefer them over the steel bins. There are two different colors that the bin comes in, the green and white colors. The bin uses a lid which can flip up when you want to throw in the waste and then flips down when you want to keep it sealed. The lid locks in quite well so that it does not release the pungent odor to your kitchen. The compost bin uses very smooth interior so that food and liquids don’t stick to the sides of the bin. An interesting feature is that the lid is detachable so that you can empty the contents when you need to.