Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Compost Bin Giveaway

***Update: This giveaway has ended, find the lucky winner at the bottom of the post. Stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! *** 

For Father's Day Stephanie and Brandon, got me this beautiful white ceramic compost bin that fits right on our countertop, quite inconspicuously. It even accents the white tile back-splash we have really well — they are so good!


I was particularly excited about this little bin because we've been on the hunt for one and have admittedly been using a stainless steel bowl inside our little bar sink to chuck kitchen scraps before transferring them over to our outdoor composting system. Now we have our little bar sink back and a nice looking official compost bin — a win win all around.

We're so excited in fact, today we're giving away an Oggi stainless steel composter bin to one lucky 17 Apart reader:

This composter is a full gallon size and can fit right on your counter or go underneath your sink — it comes with a charcoal filter built in, which helps control any odors that might crop up from the bin. We weren't paid or even asked by the makers of Oggi compost bins to give this bin away, we just want to help promote and spread the good word of how easy it can be to get started composting in your own kitchen!

For anyone interested, we hope you'll take a moment to read why we think composting is important and how we go about it in our own daily lives from in older post all about composting

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Now down to business:
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and let us know what type of kitchen waste you think you'll be saving the most if this little bin becomes yours (for us it's usually coffee grinds, egg shells and green vegetable scraps).

Each of the following will earn you an additional entry:
  • Any one or combination of the following: "Like" 17 Apart on Facebook , follow 17 Apart on Twitter, follow 17 Apart on Google+ and sign up for our mailing list by clicking the envelope button in our sidebar — then leave 4 separate comments on this post for each letting us know you've done so.
  • Follow this blog by clicking the RSS button in our sidebar, then leave a comment letting us know you've done so.
  • Share this post by clicking the Facebook Like button at the top of the post and leave a new comment on this post letting us know you've done so.
  • Tweet about the giveaway including the following: "@17Apart is giving away a gallon size stainless steel compost bin: http://tinyurl.com/d77w76m" along with anything else you'd like to include - then leave a new comment on this post letting us know you've done so.
The giveaway will end Saturday, July 14, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET; the winner will be auto-generated using Random.org and updated in this post shortly thereafter. Be sure to come visit to find out the winner and good luck!

***Update: This giveaway has ended, the lucky winner is commenter #123 (Chrystal Jones). Thanks to all that participated and stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! *** 


172 comments:

  1. Probably those green veggie scraps! I've always wanted to compost!

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  2. Mainly coffee grounds and eggshells

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  3. I "liked" 17 Apart on facebook

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  4. i follow 17 Apart through RSS feed and click through to read the post

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  5. I'd love to compost my husband's coffee grounds, all our veggies scraps, eggshells, and more!

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  6. This is amazing! Definitely going to save kitchen scraps the most. Obviously green, not meat or fat! And coffee grounds. Lots of coffee grounds.

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  7. I also follow on Twitter! @kurfsec

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  8. LIked of FB and GOogle+
    Thanks!

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  9. I liked on FB! Saw this bin at Bloodbath and Beyond a few weeks ago! Love this idea! We will compost veg scraps and coffee grounds to be sure!

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  10. Also been getting your Newsletter. Nice giveaway btw :)
    Happy 4th

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  11. We currently compost, but my husband has threatened "it's either me or the compost" since we don't have a useful bucket and I throw everything into a glass bowl and take it out to the compost pile daily. He can't stand seeing it and this would definitely help our marriage AND help me to continue to compost. I compost EVERYTHING from the veggie scraps, tea, coffee, egg shells... it's quite exciting to see wonderful brown earth appear slowly before you :o)

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  12. I never even knew containers like that were available!!! 3/4 of my compost don't make it there from not having something in the kitchen to put it in... I have tea bags, morning coffee and mad amounts of veggies to add to it. The few times they made it to the compost bins, it even started a garbage garden. I love your post on FB which lead me to your blog. Keep up the great ideas!

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  13. I'm just about to start worm composting, and this bin would be perfect for the scraps I plan to feed my worms! (that way I can keep it separate from what the city collects)

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  14. I'm now following you on g+

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  15. I've added you to my RSS feed

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  16. Haven't tried composting yet. We've been wondering about starting and seriously considered it, but haven't been sure where to start. This seems ideal for beginner composting and would get much use out of peeled skins, grounds, tea leaves....whatever fits! :)

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  17. And I am signed up for the newsletter.

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  18. Egg shells, green scraps ... I am new to composting, but I am excited to get started!

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  19. i will be saving coffee in this for sure

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win. We brew a ton of coffee in this house so def. grinds.

    :)

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  21. I "Like" 17 Apart on Facebook as norleans louisiana

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  22. I follow 17 Apart on Twitter as @nola727

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  23. I follow 17 Apart on Google+ as nolagirl

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  24. https://twitter.com/nola727/status/220385727337345024

    Tweeted this giveaway too

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  25. I'm subscribed to your mailing list.

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  26. I follow this blog by RSS too.

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  27. I shared this giveaway on facebook too.

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    BANANA PEELS, VEGGIE SCRAPS AND EGG SHELLS

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  31. I'm pretty sure it would be a toss up between veggie scraps, banana peels, and coffee grinds for our kitchen scraps!

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  32. I "like" 17 Apart on Facebook!

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  33. I follow 17 Apart on Twitter. My Username is SavingCmnCents.

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  34. I follow 17 Apart on Google+

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  35. coffee grinds and veggie scraps! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  36. Vegetable scraps and potato peels~
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  37. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/220577567936233472

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  38. We throw just about everything that can be composted into our bowl...we drink coffee every morning so the grounds go in as well as any fruit or vegetable peelings. Basically everything we can put in, we do. ;-)

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  39. I Like '17 Apart' on Facebook as Jeannette Naylor Laframboise.
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  40. I follow 17 Apart on Twitter as @JeannetteNL.
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  41. I follow 17 Apart on Google+ as Jeannette Laframboise.
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  42. I subscribed to your mailing list.
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  43. I subscribed for your RSS via Google reader-Google email=jglaframboise at gmail dot com.
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  44. I clicked the 'like' button for Facebook.
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  46. Being summer in the midwest, it's full fledged farmer's market season. I'd fill this up with produce peels and scraps.

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  47. Fruit and vegetable peelings, egg shells and coffee grounds.

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  48. now that I have learned about regrowing some of my green scraps (onions, celery, lettuces) at 17 apart, I would be composting eggshells, coffee grinds, other fruit and veggie scraps. I have liked the facebook page, and subscribed to the rss feed. Thanks for the opportunity to win a composter.

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  49. mostly egg shells
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  50. I subscribed to FB and joined your mailing list

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  51. Love your blog! I just subscribed to the RSS feed.

    I'd probably compost eggshells, vegetable scraps (carrot tops, the stems of kale (from my garden!), etc.), and coffee grinds from making espresso :). Thanks for the opportunity to win a composter!

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  52. I already compost at home, usually eggshells and veggies scraps. This would be idea to use in the office kitchen. Everyone could toss their salads, literally, into the compost bind instead of overcrowding the trash cans.

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  53. Well, you already started the list of things we compost (coffee grinds, egg shells and green vegetable scraps) but we add a little bit of shredded newspaper and paperbags. I also have one outside that has yard waste like grass and leaves.

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  54. I tweeted https://twitter.com/KathleanOwens/status/221135437325021184
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  55. VEGGIES & FRUIT WILL COMPOST GOOD & FAST.

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  56. Potato peelings, coffe grounds, eggshells, green vegetable scraps and some fruit peels.

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  57. Banana peels, egg shells, veggie and fruit scraps.
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  58. coffee grounds, peelings, and egg shells

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  59. "Liked" 17 Apart on Facebook
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  61. signed up for your emailing list
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  62. Following this blog by clicking the RSS button - google
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  65. Joined your email list. hvolkomer at yahoo dot com.

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  66. Tweeted: "@17Apart is giving away a gallon size stainless steel compost bin: http://tinyurl.com/d77w76m"

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  67. Thanks for sponsoring such a nice, useful giveaway! I would be composting coffee grounds and fruit and vegetable scraps.
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  68. I like 17 apart on facebook as Susan Chester.
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  69. I follow you on google+ as Susan Chester.

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  70. For us it would coffee grinds, egg shells and a lot of fruit and vegetable peelings

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  71. food scraps crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  72. I just moved into a new home with some lovely garden potential for next year, so am getting started on my compost nice and early!

    My compost is mostly veggie pulp from the tasty juices I make every day... apart from that, coffee grounds are another big component!

    Thanks for the opportunity... I follow you on Facebook: Barbara Jensen. :)

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  73. It would be vegetable scraps and tea leaves!

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  74. I would use the compost bin for coffee grounds and fruit and veggie scraps.

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  75. I would use the compost bin for coffee grounds and fruit and veggie scraps.

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  76. Lots of fruit and vegetable scraps as well as egg shells. Some tea leaves too.

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  77. I think I'd most be saving fruit and veggie scraps! So many of those go into the garbage :(

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  78. right now watermelon rinds..

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  79. My compost sounds a lot like yours: coffee grounds, egg shells, green vegetable and fruit scraps (lots of strawberry hulls these days). rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. I "Like" 17 Apart on Facebook as Gaye McGill. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I like you on facebook (Tom Brown).

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  82. I composted when I was staying with friends, but recently moved out on my own and would like to do it. I plan on mostly doing what you said (veggies, coffee, and egg shells).

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  83. Veggie greens, especially in the summer :)

    nickyflowers1978@hotmail.com

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  84. egg shells, veggie wraps, and sadly, food my toddler opts not to finish eating!
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  85. veggie scraps!

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

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  86. Right now I use an old coffee can to put salad leavings into.

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  87. I follow on twitter as @sparkedcat

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  88. I follow on google+ as s riches

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  89. I'd use coffee grinds, egg shells, and banana peels.

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  90. Like you on Facebook - Chrystal Jones

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  92. eggshells and coffee grounds
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  93. Ginger b.
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    Fruit and veggie peels

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  94. Vegetable remnants!

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  95. Any thing and every thing! :) Thanks
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  96. Same as you, coffee grounds, egg shells, veggie peelings. Thanks, we love composting!
    mrs.clark@cox.net

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  97. Egg shells!

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  98. I'd mainly use it for veggie scraps

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  99. I follow 17 Apart on Twitter
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  100. We juice a lot, so it would be a lot of fruits and veggie waste

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  101. I'm signed up for your mailing list

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  102. I clicked the Facebook Like button at the top of the post

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  103. I tweeted https://twitter.com/aiclnit3/status/224176820633866240

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  104. green vegetable scraps

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  107. Tina white. Zoeladyfletcher@gmail.comJuly 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Coffee grounds....the chickens get most of the scraps!

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  108. Coffee grounds, loose tea leaves, veggie scraps.
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  109. veggies scraps,chicken skins, trimmed fat.
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  112. i would save the veggies and fruits that i throw away now
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  113. definitely coffee grounds and lots of eggshells. Plenty of leftovers too


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  121. Coffee grinds
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  126. Vegetables. Alot of vegetables

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  130. I'll be composting vegetable scraps.

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  131. 7/14 tweet: https://twitter.com/CarlyHobart/status/224348383094124544

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  132. To create nutrient wealthy compost bin it's necessary to possess the correct mixture of ingredients. consultants advocate admixture a 50/50 mixture of browns and greens. Brows embrace dry leaves, straw, hay, bark, paper, cardboard, towel, news paper.

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