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Compost Pail

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Our 1-gallon countertop canister holds food scraps – and minimizes their odors – until they're transferred to an outdoor compost bin.

  • Durable stainless-steel construction resists stains and corrosion.
  • Available in two finishes: brushed stainless steel or white enameled steel.
  • In-lid charcoal filters absorb odors.
  • Sturdy handle for easy transport.
  • Includes replacement filter set.
  • Additional filters are sold separately.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 7" diam x 11 1/2" high.
  • 1-gal. cap.
  • Made in China.
Use & Care


  • Hand-wash.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 4-5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

Shipping Rates

The shipping rate varies depending on your order total and shipping destination. View Shipping Options and Charges.

Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $17.50 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

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  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Compost Pail We had this bucket for 2 years and really liked it. Unfortunately, it started to rust on the bottom and leaking. At first, my husband thought it was from the kitchen sink, until he experienced the leak first hand. Really too bad, it so cute and a good size.
    Date published: 2016-08-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't Last - Cheap Steel As someone else has stated, the metal is cheap. Had the pail for about two years, taken care of it and it started leaking a couple of months ago. There are two pin holes in hte bottom. Expected better.
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap China Steel I was happy with this pail until tonight when I discovered a pin hole in the bottom. I've only had the pail about year and am very disappointed. I've taken good care of the pail, rinsing or washing it out on a daily basis and keeping it dry. Stainless steel should last a very, very long time. I have heard others talk about how the steel made in China is very cheap and they are right. I will not be buying another one of these pails.
    Date published: 2015-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from terrific kitchen compost pail I got this as a gift for a friend, and she has told me that she loves it. It's nicer looking than many others she's seen, and the quality is excellent.
    Date published: 2015-01-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from great size, poor material This was a wedding gift though we registered for the white enamel, we received the stainless steel bin. The size was great, it fit under the counter and could be used for a week or so (2 adults in house) until contents made it to the compost in the yard. We used it for 2 months, and rust began to show up on the sides and bottom of the pail. I returned it last weekend and the store associate began to try to scrub off the rust, she was not able to scrub away the rust and accepted my return. Off to find a new one.
    Date published: 2014-12-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the design..too bad it will leak After one year, the bottom of the pail will develop pin holes. Too bad, beautiful design, no smell, nice size. Funny, I may buy again, but I know it has a short life! I did caulk the bottom, and that has helped seal the holes.
    Date published: 2014-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from simple and odorless I very much like the simplicity of this pail; I have it on top of my cabinet and there is no odor coming from it.
    Date published: 2014-08-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Until Rust Do Us Part Our favorite wedding gift by far was the stainless steel compost pail with the charcoal filters that really work! I am happy to report that the pail made it to our first wedding anniversary before rusting through. We were really REALLY disappointed as we cook regularly (with williams sonoma cookbooks and cookware, of course) and we are a composting home. There should be a warning that the pail will only last about a year and the manufacturers should have used a thicker steel bottom. The inside began to rust after about 6 months (see pic) which didn't bother us until a tiny but determined hole appeared in the bottom and it started slowly leaking nasty compost juice and leaving rust marks on our kitchen counter. We really do miss it as it's by far the most attractive compost bin we've used, and the handle was convenient...but that rust...that hole...kind of a dealbreaker...
    Date published: 2013-09-09
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