Making Compost – What Items to Use

How to Make 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 to Compost List

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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