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This Compost Bin Is Cheap, Cute, And Will Help You Save The Planet

Who knew composting was so simple?

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You might think ~composting~ is a complex practice reserved for hipster farmers of the Pacific Northwest — but I, a lowly New York City rat, am here to tell you that it is NOT!

A measly $17 (the price of a single movie ticket in NYC) will get you this cute OXO compost bin that helps reduce the waste you send to landfills, while taking up barely any room on your counter or in your fridge.

All I do is keep this bin handy and toss in banana peels, coffee grounds, and food scraps from meal prep — things I normally would've thrown in the trash.

Then, once my bin is full (usually after a week, depending on how often I cook), I drop off the scraps at a farmers market near my subway stop, where they're sent to one of NYC's compost sites to be ~transformed~ into soil for urban farming and gardening projects.

I know what you're thinking: "Is this thing going to make my kitchen smell like expired egg salad?" And: NOPE. This bin must involve sorcery, because I haven't noticed a single odor emerge from it.

It's really easy to clean, too, since the lid is removable and the bin is dishwasher-safe. Plus, the inside is smooth and doesn't have any crevices, to prevent buildup of mold and bacteria.

But don't just take it from me — this Amazon user, one of nearly 1,500 people who gave this bin four stars or higher, swears by it as well.

So, yeah, doing your part to help save the planet is easy as hell thanks to this lil' bin. All aboard the compost train, y'all.

Get one from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in white and gray) or Jet for $19.99.

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