1. Colorful Crockery
Compost in style with an earthenware countertop crock. Charcoal filters eliminate odors, and compostable liner bags mean you can drop contents straight into your outdoor pile
To Buy: $40 (crock only), plowhearth.com
2. Direct Service
Provide nutrition to your whole garden with ease with the Compost Chimney. Partially bury it in the ground, then simply add food scraps — no turning required.
To Buy: $45, etsy.com/shop/farmerjaysshop
3. Quick & Dirty
This indoor composter uses Bokashi, a natural compost starter, to speed the breakdown process. A strainer and spigot separate waste from liquid, creating compost and liquid fertilizer.
To Buy: $55, uncommongoods.com
4. Sort It Out
Get fine, lump-free compost with this steel-mesh sieve, which can also help shake out plant bulbs for storage or remove rocks from potting soil.
To Buy: $20, gardenersedge.com (select “garden tools,” then “harvesting tools”)
5. Workin’ Worms
Let your whole family explore the science of vermiculture with this sleek and practical worm farm composter. Add up to a half-pound of scraps a day, and let the worms do the rest.
To Buy: $139, gardeners.com