Since moving into our new house, Mindi and I have FINALLY started composting our kitchen scraps. Our first counter collection container was a glass jar with a rubber seal and a hinged lid. We decided to use this until we went out and bought a "real" counter composter. It worked out really well except for 2 things- first, we didn't particularly enjoy looking at the kitchen sludge in the clear glass jar next to the sink, and second, the hinged lid made it akward to empty when it was time. We never had a problem with bugs or stink. We finally got around to purchasing a "real" counter composter. This one, to be exact.