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The Folger's snap lid coffee containers make great counter top compost collectors. No smell, no bugs. Easy to clean. (Maxwell House containers have a hollow handle that doesn't clean well.) Folger's has DIY stickers to cover their advertising, or a template to create your own. Looks okay on the counter, but small enough to tuck under the sink. http://www.folgers.com/coffees/holiday-canister/
The key to composting is to get the goodies into a worm bin asap. Set a Rubbermaid tub - with a lid - just outside the kitchen door for the daily kitchen donations. Feed the tub-o-worms for about a month with shredded newspaper, kitchen waste, and a little soil. Then rotate a new tub with a few worms and start the next one. It takes a handful of worms about two months to turn those peelings and parings into gorgeous compost for your garden.
Wow, Dev, that is so cool We use those coffee containers a lot and I have shared them with MG buddies. Excellent in the garden for fertilizer, collecting seeds, plant labels, tons of things. I prefer the MHouse cause the handle is easier but I see for composting Folger's is peferable. I am now reconsidering my order of the Stainless steel pail... still have several coffee 'cans' in the garage...