Circle's Fresh Air Compost Collector lets oxygen move through your organic kitchen waste, slowing down decomposition. The result? A stink-free solution even the neat freak in you can get behind. Less mess, less odor and fewer fruit flies. Made from durable plastic and steel, the Compost Collector features top and bottom venting that allows air to circulate through compost, encouraging aerobic breakdown and limiting moisture for less mess and odor.
Patented design lets air flow through for less odor
Size: 11.25" wide x 8.5" wide x 9" tall/1.5 gallon capacity Materials: BPA-free recycled plastic and partially recycled steel Care: Dishwasher safe, just put all parts in the top rack for a quick refresher and a solid cleaning.
What's so great about composting? For starters, there really is nothing better for the soil than compost. It not only loosens clay soils, but it helps sandy soils retain water. And best of all, it contains no petroleum-based compounds, as many commercial fertilizers do. Gardens that use compost produce higher yields of healthy fruits, vegetables and flowers. Plus, landfills are running out of space. According to a recent EPA estimate, almost a quarter of the garbage in this country is composed of food scraps and yard trimmings -- that's about 60 million tons every year. So if you're not composting yet, it's time to start. If you live in a city apartment or in a home without a yard, it's likely that your area has a community composting center. Check out Earth911.com or the EPA for local resources in your area.
What are some household items that can be composted? Vegetables, coffee grounds/filters, tea/tea bags, crushed eggshells, nutshells, houseplants, leaves, cardboard rolls, cereal, boxes, brown paper bags, clean paper, paper towels, wood chips, sawdust, toothpicks, grass clippings, yard trimmings, hay and straw