Mother Earth Living


Composting in Style: Home Composting Tips

Transform kitchen scraps into compost gold.



A simple composter is all you need.
Photo Courtesy Gardener’s Supply Company
The wide mouth on this stainless steel compost pail makes it easy to empty.
Photos Courtesy Gardener’s Supply Company
Made of polished stainless steel, the Compost Step Can from Gardener’s Supply holds more than three gallons of scraps. The step can works with a foot pedal, which leaves hands free; the tight lid locks odors inside; and the inner pail lifts out for carrying scraps to the compost pile.
Photo Courtesy Gardener’s Supply Company
This 3.5-quart kitchen compost crock looks like attractive china kitchenware.
Photos Courtesy Gardener’s Supply Company
This 3.5-quart kitchen compost crock looks like attractive china kitchenware.
Illustration By John Kitses
The Scrap Eater by Sun Frost hides a composter in the middle of an oak wine barrel.
Photo Courtesy Sun Frost
Picket and bamboo fencing make an easy composter.
Illustration By John Kitses

















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