Almost all yard waste can be added to your compost.
|unused potting soil and mix||straw|
Much of your food waste can be composted.
|egg shells||coffee grounds||tea leaves and bags|
|vegetable and fruit scraps and peels||corn cobs||stale bread and cereal|
Other items that you can compost include:
|human hair||feathers||small amounts of wood ash|
|wood chips||dead insects||vacuum bag contents|
Some items either do not degrade well, attract insects and pests, or might contain diseases or chemicals that would contaminate the compost.
|dairy products||diseased plants||human and pet feces (including kitty litter)|
|mayonnaise||salad dressing||peanut butter|
|lard||other fatty items|
More Information on Composting
How to Compost
Learn how to compost and find which option will work best for you. Learn which methods produce compost fastest, and which require the most maintenance and attention.
What to Compost
Provides specific information on what to compost and what not to compost.
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