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Tierra Garden GP98 Odor Free Compost Caddy, This really is odor-free!

Surprisingly good at containing smell & fruit flies. I like this better than i expected to. The one i ordered from amazon didn’t ship with a lid. When i contacted them about it, they were (as usual) quick to respond and make it right. I also found a mini size locally and purchased that. The same lid works for the mini and midi size. The lid does not fit snugly and that concerned me. However, i’ve had it full on the counter or under the sink with no smell for up to a week. The fruit flies will proliferate inside if you leave it full – they hitched a ride on the fruit/vegetables, but i haven’t noticed an increase in the annoying bugs in my house. When i emptied it, i did have to scrub the inside of the container to get rid of all the eggs they laid, but i was going to do that anyway.

This compost caddy gets rave reviews from me. I’ve had it for a month now, and it does exactly what it says — it stores produce odor free until i’m ready to take it out to the compost pile. I leave it on my kitchen counter — there’s no smell, the filter really works, and we’ve had no problem with fruit flies. I try to empty it every week, but i’ve gone two weeks without a problem. Very pleased with this product.

Aesthetics is the only thing keeping this from 5 stars. . I bought this a year and a half ago and it works just great. Looks a little clunky in the corner next to the trash can, but a small price to pay for being green. The lid keeps odors in extremely well. Even after letting it fill up for 2 and a half weeks, there was no odor in my house from it, though i nearly choked when i emptied it out. Definitely worth the money and when it breaks, i’ll buy another just like it.

Key specs for Tierra Garden GP98 Odor Free Compost Caddy:

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  • Filter in lid helps neutralize odors
  • Tight fitting lid
  • Made in England
  • Filters last up to 4 months
  • Study, yet lightweight

Comments from buyers

“Nice, basic compost transport, Hardworking Compost Caddy, Good little compost bucket”

This product is not as cute as many other indoor compost holders; however, it is affordable and it works. It keeps the smell inside and keeps bugs and other stuff out. It is large enough to hold a lot of scraps so that you don’t have to go to your compost bin every day. Great for hiding under the sink.

If you compost a lot then this is for you. Love the large/ tall size as it holds a lot (we eat a lot of fruit and vegetables). It’s easy to clean (in between trips to the compost pit) and does the job for us. The food flies are inevitable, and as long as you empty it often, it’s not a mess. The fact that it’s not porcelain (it’s plastic, but not cheap or flimsy), it doesn’t get heavy when we have to empty it. It has a simple, clean design so looks pretty nice on the counter top.

We’ve tried lots of ways to deal with getting compost from the kitchen, to our compost hole about 20 yards from the house, among the trees. (i had an expensive rotating kind of set-up for a time, but have found over a couple of years that a simple hole in the ground, covered over with dirt when it gets full, yields excellent soil in just a few months). But there’s still the problem: how do you save up the organic kitchen waste, until there’s enough to make the trek to the compost pile?.We’ve had a small step-on-to-open-lid metal canister that matched our larger kitchen can. However, to be frank, that smelled bad and grew fruit flies (and maggots). In addition, the inner plastic bucket gets gunked up. Let’s face it, ‘making’ soil can be a messy business.But we have an entire organic veggie garden and orchard.

Nice, basic compost transport. I have had one of these for over two years, and i find it to be an excellent, basic device for collecting scraps before taking them to my composter, which is many yards away in my back yard. It holds a lot in case the weather is inclement or if the composter is under a few feet of snow and i have to wait. The drawback is, of course, the obvious: there’s a smell, but only for the few moments it’s open. It contains said odor very well though it lacks the fancy carbon filter and liner of the many, more expensive and heavier devices. I recommend it highly because it does keep odor inside, it was inexpensive to buy, and it’s tough. The handle and lid are lasting well, with no cracking or leaks. If you have a boatload of cash to spend on a scrap container that will look pretty on your counter, this is probably not what you’re looking for. But i’m really glad to have it. It’s a valuable under the sink device.

This is a great light-weight caddy for those kitchen scraps that are intended for the mulch bin. The filter keeps the unpleasant odor inside the caddy. The caddy can hold several days’ worth of scraps, depending on the size of your family and how many fruits and veggies you are eating.I like to rinse it out after emptying it and then pouring the ‘mulch juice’ on my plants.

This is the third time i have purchased this bucket. The size is perfect for me, i do not like having to dump every other day. I don’t need a filter, i feel like that is a rip-off – keep the lid on. My only complaint is that each one last about 2 years and then it will crack, but i’ve searched and searched for other products and always come back to this one. For the price and the size, nothing compares.

Great for weekly composting needs. I just jumped on the organic bandwagon, and decided to start my own compost this small compost helps with my family’s weekly composting needs. We use it almost daily, and then dump it outside weekly into our larger compost. I was worried about having an odor in the house, but the filter (which is provided) holds the odor inside of the caddy. It’s size is great for storing under your sink. I have not had any problems with insects. I also think that it is fairly priced.

Compost bin is exactly as advertised. I’ve had kitchen scraps in it for over two weeks without an odor. My only suggestion would be a hinged lid. But then it would probably sell for a higher price. All in all i am extremely satisfied with this product.

Great solution for the money. This is perfect for keeping kitchen scraps for compost when the bucket would have to be emptied daily (as with a large family). Keeps away flies and smell, but not good for long term (3 or more days) storage of scraps. Perfect tool for the money paid.

Big, nonstick, light-weight and sturdy. . This is the best compost bucketpros:1) at 2. 4 gallons, it holds all our compostables for a whole day or even more. We have a big year-round garden, so that’s a *lot*. When we’re processing tomatoes or whatever, we use a five-gallon bucket and fill it up, but on a day-to-day basis this is more than adequate. 2) the inside surface feels slick to the touch, and so far (roughly a month) the compost actually slides right out. Much better than ice cream buckets (or nail buckets). Plus, the conic-section shape of the sides makes emptying very easy – gravity helps. And, of course, because the bucket itself is so light, it’s easy to swing up to tip the compost out. 3) the bail handle swings freely and is securely attached.

I was looking for a compost bin that was larger than the one i had which was the traditional round stainless steel bin. We had to empty that bin every other day. This caddy is larger and we empty it about every 3-4 days. The reviews i read before purchasing this seemed to have complaints about the odor. I have a very sensitive nose and can smell things before anyone else and i haven’t noticed any odor when the lid is on properly. If you leave the lid askew, then yes there will be odors. The lid is very easy to lift off and put back on. If they made this bigger, i would purchase it. The only reason i didn’t give it 5 stars is because it is plastic.

Was surprised to receive so quick and it was larger than expected. Even better with a house of 6 and lots of veggies we are very pleased.

This kitchen compost caddy is a great purchase. It is big enough (bigger then many of the other compost caddies available) to hold a weeks worth of scraps and odours do not escape at all. The carbon filters work well, and are easy to replace. Each filter should last a couple of months and are easily washed if anything gets onto them. This compost caddy is easily washed after emptying.

This is a very nice compost caddy. It holds lots of kitchen scraps, and is easy to transport to the compost bin. If i could improve it at all, it would be to add a sturdier handle. It’s handle seems a little flimsy, but with careful handling, i think it will last for quite some time. I like the odor-control filters, as well. I’m finding that as long as the lid is on securely, there’s no smell.

Would love to give this 5 stars. Received it in december and absolutely fell in love with it. My husband took it this morning to the outside compost to empty it. Tapped it on the bottom to empty it and the side cracked. . Came right from a warm kitchen to the pile. I won’t be reordering this one.

This a good basic bucket for under your sink. Sturdy plastic with good handle. I bought this bucket 4 years ago and it held up well until being dropped on concrete driveway. I am replacing it with the same exact pail.

Would love to give this 5 stars. Received it in december and absolutely fell in love with it. My husband took it this morning to the outside compost to empty it. Tapped it on the bottom to empty it and the side cracked. . Came right from a warm kitchen to the pile. I won’t be reordering this one.

Received this a few days ago. Nice, large size to fit a lot of scraps. Only slight disappointment is the lid – it screws on and off slightly which is a bit of a pain when i have a handful of materials in one hand and have to awkwardly screw off lid with other – would prefer more of a snap on or heavier lid that sits on top to still keep out odors. Great size and seems sturdy enough to carry out to backyard compost bin.

This kitchen compost caddy is a great purchase. It is big enough (bigger then many of the other compost caddies available) to hold a weeks worth of scraps and odours do not escape at all. The carbon filters work well, and are easy to replace. Each filter should last a couple of months and are easily washed if anything gets onto them. This compost caddy is easily washed after emptying.

This compost caddy gets rave reviews from me. I’ve had it for a month now, and it does exactly what it says — it stores produce odor free until i’m ready to take it out to the compost pile. I leave it on my kitchen counter — there’s no smell, the filter really works, and we’ve had no problem with fruit flies. I try to empty it every week, but i’ve gone two weeks without a problem. Very pleased with this product.

Surprisingly good at containing smell & fruit flies. I like this better than i expected to. The one i ordered from amazon didn’t ship with a lid. When i contacted them about it, they were (as usual) quick to respond and make it right. I also found a mini size locally and purchased that. The same lid works for the mini and midi size. The lid does not fit snugly and that concerned me. However, i’ve had it full on the counter or under the sink with no smell for up to a week. The fruit flies will proliferate inside if you leave it full – they hitched a ride on the fruit/vegetables, but i haven’t noticed an increase in the annoying bugs in my house. When i emptied it, i did have to scrub the inside of the container to get rid of all the eggs they laid, but i was going to do that anyway.