Whether you are new to food scrap collection, are in a new home, or just need a new system, these tips can help you find a kitchen compost container that works for you.
For a smaller household, an empty quart-sized yogurt container works well and cleans up easily in the dishwasher.
A large bucket with a lid can work for a bigger household. Store it under the kitchen sink or next to the garbage can.
Look for something that fits your space and style. Metro sells a two-gallon kitchen composter for $8. Options abound in the housewares department of many local stores.
While neither the City of Portland nor your garbage and recycling company provide pails, just about any container with a lid will work for collecting your food scraps. The key is to choose a size and location that make it easy to use, to empty (into the green composting roll cart), and to keep clean. Remember, you can line the container with newspapers, a paper bag or approved compostable bags.
View how-to videos on food scrap collection, lining your container, keeping your containers clean, or read even more information on composting.
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