Composting has always been a great way for my family to make free-organic-safe fertilizer for our garden beds. Using kitchen scraps from fruits and vegetables adds important nutrients to flower and vegetable plants. Some of my favorite items to compost are: Coffee grounds, egg shells, banana peels, lettuce, and any other fruit and vegetable scraps.
When thinking about compostable foods, remember that most cooked items and processed foods, meat and dairy will attract unwanted visitors to your garden. There's nothing like having a bear or raccoon wreck your compost bin to remind humans that pancakes are not compost!
Composting in the winter is easy; There are no fruit flies or bugs are around to bother kitchen compost. I typically keep compost in a bowl on our counter top and empty it daily into the compost bin, worm bin or right into the garden. In warmer months however, this type of storage is open to pests like flies, is unsightly and can smell and I knew I needed a container with a lid.
It wasn't until we got our cat about a year ago that I found an amazing kitchen container. I think Tidy Cats company was thinking of repurposing when they invented it! This container not only makes a great kitchen compost holder, but it also is a great little garbage can or recycle container. I bought this container specifically for this purpose!