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Last updated: 05 November 2021


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Looking to reduce your food waste? A kitchen bin or caddy on your benchtop makes it easy to collect food scraps for composting, or your council green waste collection bin. While an ice cream tub can do the trick, we test products specifically designed for the purpose, to see if they perform well and are easy to clean and maintain.

Our testers collect a variety of food scraps over a number of weeks for the kitchen caddies, assessing:

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  • How well the bins keep out pests and mould
  • Whether they smell bad with the lid closed
  • How comfortable they are to open/close
  • Ease of adding and emptying contents
  • Ease of cleaning the unit and any filters (if applicable)

  • Our interactive comparison tool helps you find which kitchen caddies come out on top, as well as dimensions, capacity, weight, whether they have an air vent, and more.

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