Look! A Kitchen Scrap Bowl in Action

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Sure, it’s not much to look at, but it sure is a smart idea: the kitchen scrap bowl. Mom has hers on the counter at all times, so she can toss bits and pieces of vegetables, etc. in there as she cooks. It’s so simple, and we’re taking the idea home with us.

The kitchen scrap bowl sits on my mom’s counter until it’s full of food bits, then she carries it out into the backyard and empties it into my dad’s compost bin. They’re a good team.

We love the idea of the bowl because it’s so simple and it makes collecting food scraps so easy. Without the bowl there, we’re sure most of those scraps would end up in the garbage.

Do you use a food scrap bowl?