Kitchen Compost Containers

by E Bers
(Shoreline, WA USA)

I would like to find a container that goes under the sink, holds 3-5 gallons, is fruit fly proof, and has a foot pedal to open the lid. Can't find!


I use a 4 gallon foot pedal stainless trash container with hard plastic liner that is removable, but fruit flies enter in summer, and after one year, the foot pedal has broken. I want something that works and lasts and isn't expensive!

I don't understand why people want dinky counter-top containers that have to be emptied almost daily (or maybe those people don't feed their families fruits and vegetables?). We empty our container in an outdoor composter once a week on average.

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Oct 29, 2012
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Compost Bucket Emptying
by: Gardener Ed

The oftener you empty it the fewer fruit flies you will have.

Nov 20, 2012
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smaller container
by: Anonymous

i want a dinky small counter top container so it gets emptied more often. they stink if you don't empty often. mine holds about two gallons and that is as big as i want.

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