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I have been kitchen composting since I was a child. I remember my Mom telling me that coffee grounds and potato peels were the best fertilizer for our bland clay soil. To me, kitchen composting is an everyday event, and I believe everyone should do it. It’s time for our country to ditch the chemicals and turn to nature-based plant nutrients for healthier gardens, cleaner water and less pollution.
Compokeeper had an instagram “show me your kitchen scraps” contest and I was thrilled to win! I put this into action immediately and in less then 48 hours had a bag full of goodies for my garden. I have two outdoor compost bins that I made out of pallets, and a worm bin that is made from an old garbage can that has a split down the side. The food typically goes into the worm bin, and things like leaves, clippings and bigger garden items like leaves and stems go into the pallets. The compokeeper will certainly help me keep them full! Made in the USA and designed for kitchen composting at it’s cleanest, I think you’ll love this bin too! Here’s my thoughts and review:
- Compokeeper bin (Available in black, green, red and white)
- 12 Biodegradable bags (recurring cost)
- 2 Carbon filters (one for now one for later, also recurring cost)
- Sticker sheet with labels
- Handle for under-cabinet use
In addition to not being safe for the worm bin, I’ve found that these bags start to decompose indoors. Especially if compost contents are moist, I have been unpleasantly surprised by the decomposing bag. On multiple occasions I’ve lifted the bag to find the bottom missing, and the compost drops through the giant hole and into the bin…requiring the bin to be cleaned thoroughly.
The model seen here is listed for $99 on the Compokeeper website, and $115 on Amazon shipped. The bags an filters are an additional periodic cost, and this may make this a luxury item for some. Overall I don’t believe the product is worth the price. The lever system needs to be tweaked and the decomposing bags can make a big mess when they decompose ahead of time. Don’t let it stop you from kitchen composting!! Read my kitchen composting post and see how you can make your own less sophisticated container for FREE to start making compost today.
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