Compost this, not that…


  • Egg shells

  • Dry leaves ( No plastic bags please! )

  • Used mulch, such as wood chips and hay

  • Pine needles

  • Finished vegetable crops

  • Shredded newspaper

  • Sawdust

  • Nutshells

  • Food-soiled napkins or paper towels

  • Food-soiled cardboard (pizza boxes)

  • Dried flowers

  • Old potting soil

  • Corn cobs

  • Chicken or rabbit manure


  • Fruits, vegetables, and their peels (including citrus and onions )

  • Coffee grounds (filters, too)

  • Tea bags

  • Fallen fruit

  • Fresh leaves

  • Green plants

  • Prunings and hedge trimmings

  • Grass clippings

  • Flower bouquets

  • Weeds

  • Seaweed


(Don’t add these items)

  • Animal protein scraps / dairy products (things that contain fat)

  • Pet or human waste

  • Glossy paper

  • Plastic or glass materials

  • Grass clippings that may contain residual weed killers

  • Coal and charcoal ashes ( wood ash is ok though )

  • Diseased Plants

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