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Somethingsosimple Fri 21-Feb-20 10:05:38

We have recently been given these by the council. I appreciate that in theory it’s a great idea but hate the look of them. Anyone use anything alternative? Have no where else in my kitchen for it to go.

DappledThings Fri 21-Feb-20 10:06:28

Ours goes in the cupboard under the sink. I thought that's where everyone put it!

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 21-Feb-20 10:07:09

We had these as a kid! Always lived in the cupboard under the sink.

Nanny0gg Fri 21-Feb-20 10:07:39

There's loads of different ones out there.

Google is your friend

10FrozenFingers Fri 21-Feb-20 10:08:30

No room for one - I declined the council's offer of one.

Divebar Fri 21-Feb-20 10:08:49

Well I replaced mine with something a little more aesthetically appealing. ( I doubt I would fit mine under the sink)

BonnieSeptember Fri 21-Feb-20 10:09:40

I just use one of the compostable bags to put scraps in when I cook, then straight into the big good box outside to be collected

Somethingsosimple Fri 21-Feb-20 10:09:42

Yes unfortunately no room under the sink in tiny kitchen

Ponoka7 Fri 21-Feb-20 10:10:03

I keep mine by against my back door and just move it when I need to, which isn't often in this weather. It's different if you have a dog, of course.

Under my kitchen sink is my cleaning stuff which I've been threatening for months to sort out.

NearlyGranny Fri 21-Feb-20 10:11:09

I got a trendy metal bucket affair with a seal on the lid. It lives on display but in the laundry (utility) by the back door.

TheDogsMother Fri 21-Feb-20 10:11:52

Our council doesn't do these yet but I do have a dog who is most efficient

Polestar50 Fri 21-Feb-20 10:12:18

There are some great alternatives out there,
Google 'Ceramic compost caddy' for some examples from country kitchen to sleek and modern.
They can be a bit pricey but we splashed out on one as we thought it's something we were going to use and look at every day. No regrets.
Line with compostable liners, which then get transferred to the bigger outdoor caddy. No mess or cleaning at all.

MaggieFS Fri 21-Feb-20 10:12:30

We have one of these as our council ones are bigger and uglier. I leave the council one outside.

Marmalady75 Fri 21-Feb-20 10:15:05

I’ve got the same one as @MaggieFS, but in white with green trim. It works a treat and contains all the smells.

1Morewineplease Fri 21-Feb-20 10:16:51

I’ve got a lovely ceramic one which just looks like a storage canister and the excess compost bag handles just tuck inside a ring.

1Morewineplease Fri 21-Feb-20 10:17:10

Came from Amazon

HowlsMovingBungalow Fri 21-Feb-20 10:18:00

I also just plonk all food waste in a compostable bag and then shove in the outdoor food compost bin.

Potentialmadcatlady Fri 21-Feb-20 10:19:46

IKEA’s smallest version of this fits the recyclable bags perfectly. It’s lid sits tight enough to hold in smell and it’s fully bleach-able. And it’s white. I use small one for food, middle sized one for dry recycling and big one for ‘mixed non recycling items’. They stack untop of each other

TheOrigBrave Fri 21-Feb-20 10:22:10

I've got the same one as Marmalady. It sits on top of the counter height freezer by the back door. There's too much other stuff under the sink.
It's certainly a little better to look at than the ugly council one.

Synecdoche Fri 21-Feb-20 10:23:27

I line an old mushroom punnet with the biodegradable bags and keep that on the work surface. Every day I take the bag outside to where I keep the bin.

Clangus00 Fri 21-Feb-20 10:26:52

I just use the bags when required & stick it straight out into the bin outside.

LizzieMacQueen Fri 21-Feb-20 10:28:24

This is beautiful (IMO). Joseph and Joseph.

Toria70 Fri 21-Feb-20 10:30:05

We already have a garden waste bin, a general waste and a recycling bin. The compost bin was a step too far for me, and I got fed up with having it on the worktop and the dog permanently trying to pull it off.

AtMyDesk Fri 21-Feb-20 10:30:50

Why does it have to be on the worktop - can't you put it under the sink?

NaomiFromMilkShake Fri 21-Feb-20 10:31:12

Is it invisible. grin

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