Is This High-Tech Food Waste Solution Better Than Composting?

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Since 2019, I’ve tried my best to keep food out of the landfill (and fr…

Heads up: This post contains products independently chosen (and loved) by our editors and writers. Food52 earns a commission on qualifying purchases of the products we link to.

Since 2019, I’ve tried my best to keep food out of the landfill (and from stinking up my trash cans). I’ve kept scraps in the freezer, which took up all of the freezer space, and eventually found a great solution in the Bamboozle Bamboo Compost Bin, which I got a year ago and love. The charcoal filter in the lid virtually eliminates the smell of rotting food and I haven’t had any bug issues, even during hot New York City summers. My building has a city-provided food scrap bin downstairs where I empty it regularly. I’ve also taken advantage of community compost programs like NBK Compost and Brooklyn Scrap Shuffle.

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