Composting

Composting is easier than you think! It only requires 3 basic ingredients and 3 simple steps.

3 Basic Ingredients

Dry Leaves and Twigs

Browns

Dead Leaves, Branches, and Twigs

Grass Clippings and Vegetable Scraps

Greens

Grass Clippings, Vegetable/Fruit Scraps, and Coffee Grounds

Watering Can

Water

Keep Compost Pile Damp

3 Simple Steps

Step 1: Combine

Combine Green and Brown materials.

Step 2 Icon

Water Compost Pile.

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

NAY

Dairy Products

Eggshells - Yay

YAY

Eggshells

Dog or Cat Feces

NAY

Dog or Cat Feces

Tea Bags - Nay

NAY

Tea Bags

Nutshells - Yay

YAY

Nutshells

Meat, Grease, and Oil - Nay

NAY

Meat, Oil, Fat, or Grease

Yard Clippings - Yay

YAY

Yard Clippings (not treated with pesticides)

Hair and Fur

YAY

Hair and Fur

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

YAY

Sawdust and Wood Chips (non-pressure treated)

Dryer Lint - Nay

NAY

Dryer and Vacuum Lint

Diseased or Insect Ridden Plants - Nay

NAY

Diseased or Insect-Ridden Plants

Cotton or Wool Rags - Yay

YAY

Wool or Cotton Rags

Coffee Grounds and Paper Filters

YAY

Coffee Grounds and 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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