COMPOSTABLE TRASH BAGS
So, this was the best bit of news I found in my research. There are actual plastic-like bags that are 100% compostable. Phew! I won't have to throw loose chicken bones in my bin. I double-checked with our county's waste management guidelines and they accept compostable bags, well. This means that I can turn whatever kind of storage bin I want into my compost bin with my handy-dandy bag liner! A quick google search yielded a plethora of options from Target, Grove, Amazon...etc. In the event that I ever run out of my compost bags, a paper bag is also an acceptable compostable bag.
REUSE SCRAPS INSTEAD OF TOSSING
This one seems a little ambitious but stay with me. If you're already disposing of scraps into a container separate from your regular trash, why not save vegetable cuttings and make a vegetable stock like this one from Tasty. There are all kinds of recipes for beef and chicken stock, as well. Better stock up on totally adorable mason jars now! How impressed will my house guests be when they find jars of homemade stock in my fridge?! Very impressed I'm sure.
FIND A CUTE STORAGE BIN
Here's the fun part. SHOPPING! Whether you need to store your compost on the counter, under the counter or in the freezer depends on your individual needs. Luckily, there's an adorable storage option no matter which way you go. Here are my favorites:
Pink!? Yes, please.
Loving the pretty butterflies.
This copper just looks fancy.
This sweet bin can be hung on the side of the cabinet or on the inside of a cabinet door.
Another storage solution I came across was freezer storage. For the especially warm months, food scraps can be particularly smelly. I came across this Huffpost article where the author suggests silicon storage bags that fit easily in the freezer and are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning after they are emptied. Like this adorable lavender set from ziptop.com.
In conclusion, this isn't going to be so hard. ;)