it is great. I love how small it is. I usually use one bucket every two weeks. Sometimes I don't have time to fill it up. After a week or two the bucket starts to get soggy at the bottom. It also depends on the compost. I would really like the paper lid stick better on the bucket. I do my best to close the bucket with the paper lid, but sometimes is not enough. I live in an apartment. I'll go to the shutter and toss my compost bucket in the compost hole. I never now if the paper lid was a clean solution. I haven't heard any complaints. I supposed is not any problem.