A compost crock is a container used to hold kitchen waste while you wait to put it on your compost heap and is one of the most useful compost accessories. There are hundreds of attractive crock designs on the market.
An old ice cream container will suffice, but today we are spoilt for choice. Crocks are available in materials such as bamboo (from RSVP), ceramic, stainless steel and plastic with designs to suite every taste.
Having a container for compost in the kitchen increases the likelihood that you will use your kitchen waste for compost. It's far easier than walking outside to a compost pile!
When you're looking to get a compost container for your kitchen, you should consider the following:
The table below shows what you can and can't put in your compost container.
|Can Compost||Can't Compost|
Vegetable and fruit waste
Ground coffee leftovers
Corn cobs and husks
Grease and oils
If all discarded food in the United States each year were piled on a football field, it would be around five miles high!!