Since the storage bin would ideally be located in the kitchen where the scraps are being produced it should be small enough to remain hidden and out of the way. However, the bin should also be big enough to hold about 5 days worth of scraps. Ideally the scraps also get oxygen to keep away smells produced from Anaerobic bacteria.
Finally, any storage bin should keep out those pesky little fruit flies which somehow always manage to find their way into your house no matter what you do!
(This instructable originally found from material on my blog http://greentheo.scroggles.com/)
Step 1: Get Supplies
- 2 Gallon Plastic Paint bucket with removable lid $3
- 1 large 3M scrubbing pad $1
- Some glue (liquid nails will work)
Step 2: Prepare for Drilling.
- Cut the brillo pad so that it fits on the inside of the lid and wont interfere with the closing. Right in the center is fine.
- Flip the lid back over and mark where the scrubbing pad will go
Step 3: Drill Holes.
Step 4: Glue the Brillo Pad
- Place scrubbing pad on the underside of the lid making sure to cover all of the holes.
Step 5: Put It Into Action!
Fill it up and empty her into the main compost bin!