Kitchen Compost Container Filters

by Patty
(Washington State)

I purchased a kitchen compost container, however, I can't seem to figure out the filters. Why did the container come with 2 filters: 1 round filter and 1 square filter? Also, the hole in the top of the container is round. What is the purpose of the square filter?


Our Answer:

Hi Patty,

Unfortunately, there seems to be quite a bit of confusion around these filters. Check out all of the reviews on Amazon.com regarding the replacement filters that they sell for the Norpro Compost Keeper. I assume that's the model you're referring to?

Below is a picture of the filter set taken directly from Norpro's website:

kitchen compost container



We're not using this particular compost container at the moment, so I can't be 100% sure of my answer. Tribe, if someone else out there can help out, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.

If I can recall correctly, both filters (square and round) fit into the lid. This creates a tighter seal. I believe you insert the square filter first followed by the round filter.

Can the users of the Norpro container verify this please?

I've contacted Norpro just to be sure. Hopefully, we'll hear back from them in a day or two.

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Jan 07, 2012
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Kitchen Compost Pail
by: Craig

I've just started using that kitchen compost pail around Christmas (it was a gift) and it is ideal. The filters you mention were already in place and they work very well. I fill the pail every 4-6 days and it never emits any odor. A very good addition to the kitchen.

Jan 09, 2012
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A Business Opportunity Awaits...
by: Compost Junkie Dave

Thanks for your post Craig. I'm happy to hear you're enjoying the Norpro unit. Please keep us posted after the three and six month marks.

How have you found the cleaning of it?

Cleaning seems to be the number one complaint with all compost containers. However, when I hear such complaints, I think to myself, "BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY!" If anyone wants to throw some ideas around about this, shoot me an email. There are a lot of people out there using kitchen compost containers and I'd guess 95% of them hate cleaning their containers. I've got some business ideas if you're interested.

Jan 09, 2012
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Kitchen compost pail
by: Craig

Cleaning the Norpro compost pail is absolutely no trouble at all. It is stainless steel and a quick water rinse and paper towel wipe and "done".

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