Compost Containers

December 07, 2011
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For many gardeners who diligently save and compost leaves and other discarded plant material, the idea of keeping food scraps hanging around in the kitchen is fairly unappealing. “There’s a false phobia of it being messy or smelly,” says Robert Reed of Recology, a waste-collection service that runs the composting program in San Francisco, where the practice became a citywide mandate in 2009. Certainly, decomposed food scraps, an essential component of high-quality compost, can get smelly and buggy if not properly handled.