Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 98
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Composter Good Product, some design flaws
The actual bin is very easy to use and looks great. We keep it under our kitchen sink and empty it once per week. My only criticism of this product is that it has not done a good job of keeping fruit flies out. I do not know where they came from but every time I open the bin, there are tons of fruit flies. I wash the bin thoroughly every time I empty it, but still they find it. Something must not be sealing fully to keep them out. We never had an issue in our kitchen with fruit flies until we started composting and using this product. I am not sure if anything can be done or any manufacturer recommendations, but they find the bin and go at it.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CBC Couldn't live without
This replaces one by the same manufacturer that I've used many times daily for over 15 years. Nothing was wrong with the old one other than some scratches and showing it's age. I was fearful something like the hinges might break and I couldn't function in my kitchen without it so bought the new one to be sure I would never be without one. I will pass the old one to my son! Was so excited to be able to order this from Home Depot.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cruise2 The right size!
It's hard to get excited about a compost bin, but I really like this. I did a lot of research. This is the right size, not too large or too small. It hangs on two screws on the under sink door, so I don't even have to bend over. For many years, I put a plastic grocery bag in one of the sink compartments, making it unusable. It got pretty smelly before I took it out to feed the compost worms. Now I put the plastic bag in this and close the lid. The charcoal filter completely masks the smell, and I have a beautiful whole sink side to use. I can't imagine why Home Depot does not offer this as a standard product and I had to custom order it! I had considered one of the fancy ones that you put on the counter, but they are all too small, and I did not want to clutter up my counters. When you order this, go ahead and order several charcoal filters. They really work!
March 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gkstlmo Fruit flies love it.
In principle this compost collector works well. It allows me to make fewer trips to my backyard composter. I bought biodegradable plastic bags for the inside, though, as I was having to clean it each time I dumped the contents outside. The biggest problem I'm having is with the carbon filter. It seems to work well enough that I don't smell anything but it attracts fruit flies like crazy. I have also noticed some of them lay their eggs in the filter. Now I'm trying to find a place to put it where I will not have to deal with the fruit flies. I will recommend it with some reservations.
May 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JeNous Nice product
As anyone who composts knows, you need some sort of container in the house to collect the material to take out to the composter. This little bucket does the job quite nicely. It is easy to use and easy to clean. What more can you ask?
April 9, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by emylime Leaks!
Worked marvelously for 9 months. Then it got a tiny crack on one of the bottom corners. Which we discovered one busy morning when we found the puddle of brown liquid all over the counter.
I rinsed the filter out every week so flies weren't a problem for us. The bucket's plastic would start to retain odors if I didn't wash it every week as well. But it did keep away the flies, and the filter allowed air through, which is a better composting environment then a sealed bucket.
February 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MNnice Capacity is good
This plastic square pail has plenty of room to store plant scraps for a week or more requiring fewer trips out to the compost in the MN winter. I did not order plastic liners but seems to rinse out with sink sprayer OK. Handle is thin but seems sufficient for transporting. Hangs well inside the door under our sink but be sure to measure for width and clearance for other items you store close to the front of your cupboard..
December 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dodger2 Great product
Nice quality product. Fits nicely on my counter top. This was just what I needed in the kitchen to hold my compost scraps before making the trip down to my garden to load into the composter!
June 9, 2015