What to Compost and

What not to Compost

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What to Compost and What not to Compost

Knowing what’s safe to throw in your composting bin, and what should stay out, can be confusing. Here’s a list to make it easy to compost.

What to Compost:

  • Animal manure from herbivores (not meat-eaters like dogs or cats)
  • Cardboard rolls, cereal boxes, brown paper bags
  • Clean paper
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Cotton and wool rags
  • and more!

What NOT to Compost and Why:

  • Meat, fish, egg or poultry scraps (odour problems and pests)
  • Dairy products (odour problems and pests)
  • Fats, grease, lard or oils (odour problems and pests)
  • Coal or charcoal ash (contains substances harmful to plants)
  • Diseased or insect-ridden plants (diseases or insects might spread)
  • Pet wastes (dog or cat faces, cat litter) (might contain parasites or germs)
  • Yard trimmings treated with pesticides (might kill composting organisms)
  • Black walnut tree leaves or twigs (substances harmful to plants)

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