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Do's and Don'ts of Home Composting

Published on: 9/4/2013 1:57 PM
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Do Compost

The following items can be placed into your compost pile:

* All fruit & vegetable trimmings
* Coffee grounds & filters
* Tea bags
* Citrus rinds
* Rinsed-out, crushed eggshells
* Used paper towels
* Soft green plant trimmings
* Most types of sawdust
* Chopped woody prunings
* Pine needles
* Fallen leaves
* Lawn clippings & young weeds
* Herbivore manures

 

Don't Compost

The following items are recommended you don't place into your compost pile:

* Meat, bone, fish
* Dairy products & grease
* Grains, beans & breads
* Dog, cat & bird feces
* Sawdust from plywood or treated wood
* Wood prunings
* Diseased plants