Compost Saga 4: Which wastes can I compost?


Organic wastes with netrogen (GREEN) and carbon (Brown)

A practical “check-list” for better composting management

Garden Composting Bin:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Wastes of coffee and tea (filters also)
  • Grass and weeds (fresh or dry)
  • Pruning (fresh or dry up to 10-12 cm long) and leaves, plants
  • Kitchen wastes eg. Eggshells, kitchen paper, napkins
  • Fresh manure (eg. cattle, horses, chickens, birds or rabbits)
  • Ash from untreated wood, straw, wood, peel logs and/or corn strains

AVOID

  • Peel of citrus
  • Cooked food
  • Animal wastes eg. Meat, fish
  • Milk products
  • Oils, fats, bones
  • Colored or non-recyclable paper
  • Weed seeds, sick plants

Balcony’s Composting Bin

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Wastes of coffee and tea (filters also)
  • Very soft green leaves, flowers eg. rose
  • Kitchen wastes eg. eggshells
  • Small quantity of:
    • fresh manure (eg. cattle, horses, chickens, birds or rabbits)
    • ash from untreated wood
    • kitchen paper, napkins, sawdust

AVOID

  • Peel of citrus
  • Cooked food
  • Large quantities of animal waste eg meat / fish, of milk products
  • Oils, fats, bones
  • Colored or non-recyclable paper
  • Weed seeds, sick plants

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Sources:

http://veltiotiki.gr/content/blogcategory/2/2/

http://www.compost.org/FrenchDomicile.html

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5 responses to “Compost Saga 4: Which wastes can I compost?

  1. It is very useful info because we usualy put any organic waste in the compost bin without even knowing it is wrong… So now we don’t have any excuse!!!

  2. You are right, it quite usefull to have a list of what wastes can be coposted or not, you can of course see differences according to the composting bin you buy, so it is important to ask detailed information from the store you buy it.

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