COMPOSTING

3 Basic Ingredients

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Browns

Dead leafs, branches, and twigs

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Greens

Grass clippings, vegetable and fruit scraps, and coffee grounds

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Water

Keep compost pile damp

3 Simple Steps

Step 1: Combine

Combine green and brown materials

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Water compost pile to keep damp

Step 3: Turn

Turn compost pile every other day

Composting: Yay or Nay?

Are the below items a yay or nay for composting? Hover over the picture for the answer!

Dairy Products

NAY

Dairy products

Eggshells

YAY

Eggshells

Dog or Cat Feces

NAY

Cat and dog feces

Tea Bags - Nay

NAY

Tea bags

Nutshells - Yay

YAY

Nutshells

Meat, Grease, and Oil - Nay

NAY

Meat, grease, and oil

Yard Clippings - Yay

YAY

Yard clippings

Hair and Fur

YAY

Hair and fur

Wood and Sawdust (NOT from pressure treated wood) - Yay

YAY

Wood and sawdust (NOT from pressure treated wood) 

Dryer Lint - Nay

NAY

Dryer lint

Diseased or Insect Ridden Plants - Nay

NAY

Diseased or insect ridden plants

Cotton or Wool Rags - Yay

YAY

Cotton or wool rags

Coffee Grounds and Paper Filters

YAY

Coffee grounds and paper filters

Meat and Bone Scraps

NAY

Meat and bone scraps

Charcoal or Coal Ash - Nay

NAY

Charcoal or coal ash

Fruit and Vegetable Scraps - YAY

YAY

Fruit and vegetable scraps

Shredded Newspaper, Cardboard, and Paper - YAY

YAY

Shredded newspaper, cardboard, and paper

Fireplace Ashes - Yay

YAY

Fireplace ashes

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