- All your vegetable and fruit wastes, (including rinds and cores) even if they are moldy and ugly.
- Old bread, donuts, cookies, crackers, pizza crust, noodles: anything made out of flour!
- Grains (cooked or uncooked): rice, barley, you name it.
- Coffee grounds, tea bags, filters.
- Fruit or vegetable pulp from juicing.
- Old spices.
- Outdated boxed foods from the pantry.
- Egg shells (crush well).
- Corn cobs and husks (cobs breakdown very slowly).
- Meat or meat waste, such as bones, fat, gristle, skin, etc.
- Fish or fish waste.
- Dairy products, such as cheese, butter, cottage cheese, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, etc.
- Grease and oils of any kind.
Why can’t you compost these food wastes?
- They imbalance the otherwise nutrient-rich structure of other food and vegetation waste and breakdown slowly.
- They attract rodents and other scavenging animals.
- Meat attracts maggots.
- Your compost bin will smell to holy hell and back!