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A Million & One things to compost

 

We all know how important composting is… many of us don’t know exactly what is safe to compost, so here is a million and one things to compost!

    • Fruit and Veg scraps
    • Crushed egg shells
    • Coffee grounds
    • Coffee filters
    • Tea bags (make sure they are made of natural materials eg hemp or cotton, if in doubt just use the leaves)
    • Spoiled soy/ rice/ almond/ coconut milk
    • Used paper napkins and paper towels
    • Unwaxed pizza boxes (cut up)
    • Paper bags (shredded)
    • Cooked pasta
    • Cooked rice
    • Stale bread, pittas, tortillas
    • Stale crisps
    • Paper towel rolls (chopped)
    • Stale crackers
    • Stale cereal
    • Cardboard boxes from cereal, pasta etc (remove all plastic)
    • Unwaxed paper plates
    • Nut shells (not walnuts, they’re poisonous to plants)
    • Popcorn
    • Herbs and spices
    • Pretzels
    • Pizza crusts
    • Oatmeal
    • Cardboard egg cartons (chopped)
    • Avocado pits (cut up so they don’t sprout)
    • Wine corks (chopped)
    • Jam/preserves
    • Stale beer and wine
    • Toothpicks
    • Paper cupcake cups

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  • Nail clippings
  • 100% cotton balls
  • Envelopes
  • Pencil shavings
  • Sticky notes
  • Newspapers
  • Old rope and twine
  • Leaves
  • Dead plants and soil
  • Grass trimmings
  • Sawdust
  • Wrapping paper
  • Fur
  • Feathers
  • Manure
  • Dry dog/cat food
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