I have compost piles, but for some reason DH and I have never gotten into a long-term swing of saving and depositing our veggie scraps. I do when I know I'm cutting up lots, but I'd love to have a container always there, always available, to toss scraps that will eventually be tossed outside. Often I have just a regular bowl that acts as a scrap receptacle for a few days then we go empty it in the currently active compost pile. But that takes up counter space. I wish I had a container that could act like a garbage bin - permanent place, collects waste for a few days, then is taken out at least once a week if not more often, whenever it's full.
I'm curious if anyone has experienced the same lack of routine and what solutions you've come up with.
(Williams sonoma and other foo foo places have really expensive bins, but I don't see that they'd be easy to clean or take up any less counter space...)