Our city offered free compost bins that had been recycled from old toters, and we were able to get one. It's out in the backyard next to the shed, in a nice shady spot. We had been saving compostable kitchen scraps in a plastic container but it got funky fast. Smelly, moldy. Yuck!
For Christmas, we asked for and received this little fantastic-ness.
It looks nice on the kitchen counter, is a great size for our family, and never smells thanks to the charcoal filter in the lid. There are holes in the top, but the charcoal filter fits in the lid and it really never smells. Depending on how much produce and other scraps we have, we empty it every other week or so.
We also got some biodegradable compost bags for it, but frequently reuse the bags too.
(This post is my own opinion. I did not receive compensation, in the form of money or free product, for my opinion.)