You can store food scraps in almost any reusable container, ideally with a tight fitting lid. The key is to make the bin easy to access while you cook, whether it’s on your countertop, in a nearby cabinet, or even on your patio. You can also keep the scraps in the freezer or refrigerator to halt decomposition while softening the cell wall structure.
Note, fruit flies can occur if your kitchen bin is left out without a lid. Any issues with pests or odor can often be easily remedied.