The compost keeper is a 1 gal attractive shinny finish stainless steel with a soft GRIP-EZ sturdy handle. It looks good on a kitchen counter top. Store peelings, egg shells, coffee grounds, table scraps, clippings and other vegetables. Later transfer to your garden composter. The composter works best as a temporary holder for these items. Wash compost keeper with warm soapy water, rinse and dry.