A Cleaner Compost Bin
For a while this oversized pot has been my compost pail in my kitchen. It’s an old Ikea stockpot that got ruined when I thought I could use it as a double boiler to melt wax. You know what’s hard to get out of a stockpot? Melted wax. So, since I ruined it, I repurposed it as my compost pail for the past few months.
A peek inside reveals the usual organic matter waiting for the compost bin outside: egg shells (PS-some folks say egg shells are not compostable; I say hog wash on that one…), greens, some flowers, coffee grinds. Nothing unusual.
But it sure can get kinda stinky quickly…. so I decided to use the powers at our company to come up with something…
I designed a compost pail.
It’s coming out to stores in a few weeks and I just got the first prototype sent to my home. It’s stainless steel for easy cleaning, it’s roomy to hold lots of organic matter and it has a tight fitting lid.
Inside the lid is a charcoal filter to keep odors at bay. And we threw in an extra one, too, so you can replace it in a few months when the weather is warmer outside.
Honestly, the filter is really, truly optional. It just depends how frequently you take your compost out to the yard to add it to compost bin outside!
A close up shot of the label. It’s $16.99 and will be available in stores nationwide. The best place to find this in a few weeks is—yep, you guessed it—HomeGoods stores. They really do carry the best selection of our eco-friendly Danny Seo goodies!