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Composting a super important part of gardening, and it’s beneficial not just for your plants and vegetables, but it’s also good for the environment. Basically, composting is the breakdown of certain materials which add minerals to your soil and in turn, will give you a healthier, bigger crop! So you may know what composting in, but what can you compost? This simple guide to composting will show you what you can compost, how to do it, and what to avoid doing!

What Can You Compost? A Guide to Composting

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What You CAN Compost:

Fruit

Watermelon Rinds

Veggies

Corn Cobs

Old Spices

Eggshells

Dirt

Sawdust and wood shavings

Leaves and tree trimmings

Grass/hedge clippings

Houseplants

Wood ashes

Wood chips

Straw & hay

Coffee grinds

Coffee filters

Tea bags

Nuts and shells

Shredded newspaper

Paper with no color

Dryer lint

Hair

Cotton balls

Kleenex

Napkins and paper towel

Cardboard

What You CAN’T Compost:

Bread

Fish and seafood

Meat

Bones

Meal leftovers

Grease or oil

Dairy products

Weeds

Colored paper

Pet waste

Cat litter

Plastic/metal/foils

Limes

Print this guide out so you always know what you can compost and what you cannot! Once you know, it’s easy to decipher between compostable items and non-compostable items!

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