What can I compost
Now that you know why you should compost, you’re going to need to know which materials to use. Since not all leftovers can be used, we’ve put together a handy list to show you which items can and cannot be used for composting.


What can I compost

What to Compost Items Not Suitable for Composting
  • Vegetable waste
  • Fruit waste
  • Freezer-burned fruit, vegetables
  • Old spices, dried-up herbs
  • Potato peelings
  • Stale bread
  • Stale potato chips
  • Nut shells
  • Watermelon rinds
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee, filters & teabags
  • Cooked rice
  • Paper napkins & paper towels
  • Seedless weeds
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Wood chips, saw dust
  • Shredded papers
  • Houseplant trimmings
  • Lint from refrigerator or dryer
  • Pet hair
  • Vacuum cleaner bag contents
  • Cooked waste that may become moldy
  • Left-over meat, cheese, gravy, butter, frying fats & moldy bread
  • Citrus fruit skins that have been chemically treated
  • Potato peels
  • Oil
  • Fish & bones
  • Wet grass
  • Old plants
  • Ashes of coals and briquettes
  • Animal waste

Now that you know what can and cannot be used for composting, now it’s time to learn how to compost.


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