1 The Valentina Composter by Priscilla Woodworth: This one made the top of the list for two reasons: obviously, it's adorable. And it's compact enough for a balcony or small yard, making it a good option (albeit the price tag looms around $300). The concept looks very simple, too; put your scraps in, and compost winds up at the bottom, available through the little door.
3 Suncast Tumbling Compost Bin: We have this model in our yard and think it's pretty easy to use. Stuff decomposes really quickly, but we haven't yet tested the end product (according to the how-to booklet, compost can be ready in as few as two weeks). In any case, it has a small footprint and we're very happy with it thus far.
4 Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler: A snazzy-looking compost tumbler; it's lightweight with a locking pin.
5 Exaco Trading ECO-88 90-Gallon Wooden Composter: Here's another compost bin that's easy on the eyes and on the planet. Made out of cedar, which is naturally bug and rot resistant, this is a pretty bin that has plenty of space for aeration.
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(Images: Valentina, Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler: A snazzy-looking compost tumbler; it's lightweight with a locking pin.">Priscilla Woodworth; Urban Composter, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan; Lifetime Composter, Home Depot; Suncast Composter, Lowe's; Exaco.)