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Odor-Free Compost Pail

Odor-Free Compost Pail

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Item# 30-708
4.5 257
$19.95

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Odor-Free Compost Pail

  • Neutral tan color matches any décor
  • Includes one carbon filter; filter lasts up to 3 months
  • We also offer replacement filters

Collect kitchen waste for your compost pile without collecting flies. This Odor-Free Compost Pail has a snap-lock lid and easy-to-replace carbon filters to eliminate food odors. Put it on your countertop, or mount it under your sink.

Product Details

  • 12-1/4" H x 9" square
  • Holds 1-1/2 gallons
  • Color may vary slightly
  • Replacement Filters - 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square (one included)
  • Screws not included for under-sink mounting

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Odor-Free Compost Pail
 
4.4

(based on 257 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (210)
  • Odor free (185)
  • Easy assembly (133)
  • Attractive (96)
  • Composts quickly (25)

Cons

  • Pervasive odor (7)
  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (205)
  • Fruit rinds (185)
  • Coffee grounds (179)
  • Ecological waste disposal (81)
  • Fertilizer production (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (146), Getting started (70), Master gardener (29), Professional landscaper (3)

Reviewed by 257 customers

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4.0

I'm liking it.

By Garden Geek

from St. Louis Park, MN

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity
  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Tea Bags

    Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

    We hung this pail on the inside of the kitchen cabinet under the sink. Works like a charm.

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Nick

    from Olympia, wa

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Odor Free

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Fertilizer Production
      • Fruit Rinds
      • Kitchen Scraps

      Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

      Great way to hide kitchen compost.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I am so happy with this product read why below

      By Annie

      from Phila , Pa

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Easy Assembly
      • I am very pleased with the compost bucket.
      • Odor Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Coffee Grounds
        • Ecological Waste Disposal
        • Fertilizer Production
        • Fruit Rinds
        • I have not encountered any smell from the bucket
        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

        I really am pleased with the product as it does not have an odor when used with the filters and bags. Since the bags are used from a recycled material the heavier the contents the higher the event of the bag riping or breaking. Over all I am very pleased with this product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Many good features and a few weaknesses

        By tatkinson

        from Fort Collins, Colorado

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Does not use counter space
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • Weak where it hangs on cabinet

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen Scraps

        Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

        I am on my third "Odor Free Compost Pail." I think I bought the first one when Gardener's Supply first started carrying them. The odor control is excellent. I love being able to hang it on a cabinet door, as illustrated, so that it does not take counter space. The capacity is just about right. Some people complain that it is difficult to open and to close securely, but I have developed an automatic way of doing it with one hand that is easy and efficient, thumb on the extended tab and fingers on the filter. Over the years I have found that the best way to clean it between uses is to rinse it out and put it in the sun. The (Colorado) UV does a much better job of eliminating any odor from the inside of the bucket than any combination of detergent and bleach. The only problem with the design is that the notches used for hanging it eventually crack because they are plastic. That is why I am on my third one (in approximately 15-20 years). Besides that structural problem I hate paying the shipping charges when I order the carbon filter refills.

         
        2.0

        Composter lid does not have enough air holes

        By Kat

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Master Gardener

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Aerate

          Best Uses

            Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

            I owned a composter just like this one for many years and it had adequate aeration in the lid with removable charcoal liners to replace from time to time. I ordered a new one and they had changed the design on the lid to flowers, with very little space for aeration so now I am getting mold and mildew in my composter. I wish they had kept the original design in the lid. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

             
            4.0

            Pros and Cons

            By toniatkinson

            from Fort Collins, CO

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Kitchen Scraps

                Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

                I am about to order my third one of these. The first one finally got to the point where I could not get rid of the odor in it, even with bleach or a good dose of UV rays from the sun. Perhaps it became porous after so many years of use. But unlike other customers I found that the lid worked well over many years closing well and keeping the odor in and the flies out and the handle did its job. I used the notches to mount it on a cabinet door and it eventually cracked at the notches, but not until it was quite old. We repaired it with glue. My second identical one had all the "pros" of the first but finally cracked badly at the notches. That happened before it developed any odor problem. By now I know that a good rinse of the bucket after dumping and a day in the Colorado sun is the best and easiest way to eliminate odors (although, as I said, that eventually stopped working with the first one). I am about to order my third one because I still think this is the best of its type and it hangs well on the inside of my under sink cabinet door. The filters last for a long time, effectively containing any smell. We did develop a technique for opening and closing the lid by bracing against the bucket for leverage. It is now spontaneous and effectively opens and closed the top with no problems. I did ask customer service if they would replace the old, old one that is no longer odor-free but they would not because of its age.

                 
                5.0

                Just what I needed

                By BJ Capes

                from Grants Pass, Oregon

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Capacity
                • Odor Free

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Coffee Grounds
                  • Fruit Rinds
                  • Kitchen Scraps

                  Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

                  This container holds 3 times as much as my old one. Fewer trips up the hill to the compost pile for me = Happy Mom!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Holds more than I thought.

                  By Sandy

                  from Chagrin Falls, OH

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Capacity
                  • Easy Assembly
                  • Odor Free

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Coffee Grounds
                    • Kitchen Scraps

                    Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

                    Easy to rinse out after dumping into compost pile. No odor after rinsing.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Jackie

                    from La Crosse, WI

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Capacity
                    • Good Size

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Ecological Waste Disposal
                      • Fruit Rinds
                      • Kitchen Scraps

                      Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

                      I replaced a canister jar that we now use just for coffee grounds. It holds enough that it is not full in one day.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not as good as original

                      By Ma Transplant

                      from Durango,co

                      About Me Master Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Kitchen Scraps

                        Comments about Odor-Free Compost Pail:

                        Not as sturdy as original Does not latch. Have had original for over ten years.

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