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Name: Chip
Medicine Bow Range, Wyoming (Zone 3a)
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subarctic
Apr 1, 2021 3:26 PM CST
For years, we've used an old plastic Margarita mix bucket to collect compost. It's deeply stained and the lid has cracked. So for my birthday, my sweetie gave me this:
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Very attractive, with a vented charcoal filter in the lid. $25 from Gardener's Supply.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 1, 2021 3:47 PM CST
I don't remember what I used, but my daughter told me I needed something nicer so we got one like that only in stainless steel.
Name: Chip
Medicine Bow Range, Wyoming (Zone 3a)
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subarctic
Apr 2, 2021 11:46 AM CST
I think the copper is plating, with steel underneath. Stainless steel would be more practical.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 2, 2021 11:48 AM CST
I do think the cooper look is a nice touch.
West Central Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Rubi
Apr 2, 2021 4:23 PM CST
That carbon filter in there actually works pretty well. I've forgotten stuff in there too long and it turned into a nasty, moldy mess. I didn't smell it until I opened it though.
Name: Chip
Medicine Bow Range, Wyoming (Zone 3a)
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subarctic
Apr 3, 2021 11:46 AM CST
I guess the idea is that it looks good enough to set on the counter. But there's no room on our counters. Glare
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Apr 3, 2021 6:35 PM CST
Very spiffy.
I had taken a white ceramic one from a white elephant table at swap. But ceramic was heavy, so not convenient.
And due to small counter space, we collect compost in a small trash bin inside our larger kitchen waste. The small one has a rim so it hangs inside the edge of the larger one.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
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Name: Thomas Mitchell
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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thommesM
Apr 10, 2021 5:45 AM CST
We needed a new trash can in the kitchen. Ended up with a three bin can, one for trash, one for recyclables, and the other for compost! Small enough that it doesn't take up a lot of space, but large enough that the trash only needs emptied once a day. The compost material actually stayed in the bin too long and heated up a couple times. Oops.
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