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Crofton Compost Bin Kitchen Countertop

Crofton Countertop Compost Bin

Aldi Countertop Compost Bin

The Crofton Filter Countertop Compost Bin is an Aldi Find that will be available July 20th, 2022.

Selling for just $16.99 it is a cheap way to make composting more convenient. This Aldi compost bin will hold 1 gallon of food scraps and comes with 20 compostable bags.

The included bags are most likely meant to be composted commercially so you may not want to add them to your own compost pile. If you have your food waste picked up for compost you should check if they can handle the bags before including them. It also includes 3 odorless filters to minimize any smell coming from the bin.

If you want to help out the environment or your garden an easy way to help is to start composting. Composting is generally done by creating a pile or bin that you add you food scraps too instead of throwing away in the trash.

These food scraps will break down over time and given the right conditions they will become compost which can be used as fertilizer in your yard or garden. Some areas will have a compost pickup like your regular trash pickup where you can throw all your food waste into a separate bin.

Whichever way you are composting it helps turn that food waste into a useful product. If you start composting or have been composting for a while you will quickly realize that having some sort of container in your kitchen is much easier than walking outside to dump food scraps after every meal.

Aldi Countertop Compost Bin

Crofton Countertop Compost Bin [2023]

  • Price: $16.99 (2022; prices may vary)
  • Available: 4/12/2023
  • Features a sturdy stainless steel handle
  • Easily transport food scraps to garden
  • Included: 3 odorless filters, 20 compostable bags
  • 1-gallon (3.79 L) capacity
  • Dimensions: 8.5″ x 7.09″ x 9.76″
  • Colors: White, Green or Floral Print
Crofton Countertop Compost Bin 2023

2022 Mini Countertop Compost Bin Details

  • Price: $9.99 (2022; prices may vary)
  • Available: 7/20/2022
  • Color options: Black, Gray, or White with green trim
  • Includes 40 compostable bags 
  • Replaceable carbon filter to minimize smell
  • Make composting easier with this countertop size bin for less trips outside
  • Odor-free compost bin close at hand on your counter top
  • Fits standard size compost bags
  • 5.25 Liter (1.4 Gallon) capacity
  • Aldi Product Code: 704278
Crofton Countertop Compost Bin- Aldi Mini Compost Bin
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Is It A Good Deal?

The Crofton Mini Compost Bin will hit shelves for just $9.99 so it is probably a bit of an impulse purchase. But let’s check and see if this is a good deal just to be sure. Looking online for countertop compost bins you will find a few options for style, material and size.

We will try to stay with similar sized compost bins but there are different styles you could go with. You could go with a plastic option with the OXO Compost bin which has great reviews and is selling for a good bit more than Aldi’s (as I write this). Another option would be the metal Utopia Kitchen Compost Bin that is selling for a premium compared to the Crofton Compost Bin (at the time of posting).

SaleBestseller No. 1
Utopia Kitchen Compost Bin for Kitchen Countertop – 1.3 Gallon Compost Bucket for Kitchen with Lid -…
  • With this compost bin, you can let the scraps build up during the week without worrying about bad smells into your home
  • This compost bin having capacity of 1.3 gallon is manufactured with stainless steel for optimal longevity and durability that won’t scratch, crack or chip
  • The charcoal filters trap and control smell naturally in the bin so you can keep the compost bin in a handy place on your counter until the bin is full
Bestseller No. 2
OXO Good Grips EASY-CLEAN COMPOST BIN – CHARCOAL – 1.75 GAL/6.62 L, Plastic, 8.3″L x 10.15″W x 12″H
  • Unique design keeps bags tucked inside for a neat look
  • 1. 75-Gallon/6. 62-Liter capacity perfect for busy kitchens
  • Smooth interior makes Bin easy to clean
SaleBestseller No. 3
Tiyafuro 2.4 Gallon Kitchen Compost Bin for Counter Top or Under Sink, Hanging Small Trash Can with…
  • ①【LID CAN EFFECTIVELY PREVENT THE ODOR FROM ESCAPING】: Indoor hanging compost bin with lid designed specifically as a hidden non smelling. Super easy access for load and unload.The compost…
  • ②【WALL MOUNT/UNDER SINK TRASH CAN】: Trash bin is easy to install hanging, mount accessory ( 1 hook, 2 adhesive hooks and 20pcs trash bag ) included. Small and perfect fit for most cabinet doors,…
  • ③【MATERIAL/DIMENSION/CAPACITY】: Compost Trash Can is made from high density Polypropylene, non-toxic and tasteless, sturdy and durable; Dimension: 10.2 * 6.3 * 11.6inch, Capacity: 2.4 gallon;…

I was not able to find anything as cheap as Aldi’s compost bin online but you may be able to find something locally. Overall the Crofton Countertop Compost bin looks to be a pretty solid deal at less than half the price of most competitors.

Crofton Countertop Compost Bin Reviews

Rated 2.0 out of 5
2.0 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)
Very good0%

2022 Plastic Version

Rated 1.0 out of 5
April 6, 2023

Bad design makes it tough to use if you are composting at home. The bags aren’t meant for home composting and the bin design makes it so you can’t use it without the bags or food scraps get caught under the edge and don’t come out. Also a pain to clean. Hopefully the 2023 version is better but I will look at it in-store very closely before buying.


Holds food scraps well.

Rated 3.0 out of 5
September 6, 2022

Some smell does escape. Writer is not sure what “standard size bag” means. Standard to what?


Last update on 2024-02-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Adam is a home cook and Aldi fan who focuses on cooking easy, healthy, everyday meals for the family.



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