Countertop Compost Bin
Made from stainless steel, the silver bin mixes well with any decor and discretely holds food scraps until you’re ready to transfer them to an outdoor compost area.
What to Compost:
- Hay and straw
- Dead leaves
- Shredded black and white newspaper
- Hair and fur (no chemicals or dyes)
- Non-glossy paper and envelopes
- Shredded 100% cotton materials
- Dust Bunnies
- Fruit and vegetable scraps
- Coffee grounds
- Grass clippings
- Tea leaves and tea bags
- Stale bread
- Cooked pasta and rice
What Not to Compost
- Human or pet waste
- Meats and dairies
- Fats, grease lard or oils
- Coal or charcoal ashes
- Chemically treated materials
- Diseased or invasive plants
- Black walnut tree leaves or twigs- Yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides
How to Compost²
1. Select your food scraps.
2. Store the food scraps in your beyond by BLACK+DECKER™ Countertop Compost Bin.
3. Choose a place to make your compost - outdoor compost, community garden, etc.
4. Make the compost mix - "Green and Browns" - layer greens and browns starting with the browns to allow for aeration. The number of layers depends on your space and amount of food scraps. Keep the layers to an inch or two. You can put a little bit of browns on the top to keep away flies and odors. (Remember 2:1 brown to green ration). Turn the compost to mix thoroughly.
5. Maintain the compost - Check that the compost is slightly damp and add water when needed. Turn the compost 5-10 rotations at least 2-3 times a week.
6. Removing the compost - the compost is done when it's dark and crumbly with an earthy smell. Empty the composter into a bucket, wheelbarrow, or tarp, and use in your garden
Benefits of Composting¹¹
Good for the Environment
- Recycle kitchen and yard waste - By composting, you reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. According to the EPA, composting reduces up to 30% of household waste that is usually thrown in the garbage.
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions - Organic waste in landfills does not have the air needed to decompose quickly, creating harmful methane gas that increases the rate of climate change.
- Safe for the environment - Compost is a natural alternative to chemical fertilizers, protecting local water supplies from harmful runoff.
Good for Your Garden
- Attracts beneficial organisms - Microscopic organisms help aerate the soil, break down organic materials for plants, and keep plants healthy.
- Improves soil health - Adds nutrients to your plants and helps retain soil moisture.