Bamboo Compost Pail
Looks awesome - but bamboo splits
I love the looks of the pail and enjoyed it on my kitchen counter. But it split vertically. We glued and clamped it, and it lasted another year or so. The inner bucket handle was flimsy and not up to the task. Imagine the mess of a full container, included wet coffee grounds hitting the floor! The coffee hit my 10 foot ceiling. Thus the handle was useless. Despite it's lack of use, it recently broke completely (the handle). And with the split wood, the lid no longer fit - so out it went.
January 14, 2014
I love that the pail is made of bamboo and ecologically sound. I love the way the pail looks. I am even willing to pay for the filters, but like others my pail started splitting. It is over two years old so I have avoided the frustration of having it come apart immediately after purchasing it. It retrospect, I should have gotten a compost pail that has a longer life and just keep it under the sink. Fortunately, it is recyclable. It's next life after a little wood glue will be as a planter.
March 25, 2013
beautiful junk; split after six months.
Received as a housewarming gift from my sister in July. Put it beside the kitchen sink. In January, it split, right up the side, near one of the points where the handle attaches. (I happened to be standing right there and heard it -- sounded like tearing paper.)
DO NOT BUY.
January 5, 2013
I really wanted something that was both functional and attractive and this fit the bill for a couple weeks. Once a bit of water came in contact with the bamboo casing, the glue basically dissolved and the pail started to split apart. I continued to use it and turned the split part toward the wall but it happened repeatedly until the pail was useless.
May 7, 2012