Composting kitchen scraps reduces material waste, but this way of collecting the scraps also reduces time and energy waste. With a built-in receptacle flush with the countertop, it's so easy to just sweep kitchen scraps right in.
We read about this idea at a discussion on GardenWeb and then went looking for examples. Above are a few of the installations we found.
Do you have a built-in compost receptacle? Or even just one for garbage? We're loving the idea of simply pushing kitchen waste across the counter to a chute where it's all collected.
Related: Do You Compost Your Kitchen Waste?
(Images: Freelance Kitchen Design, CasaSugar, Domino July/August 2006, Greenopolis)