Transforming Kitchen Waste into Nutrient-Rich Compost: The Ultimate Guide

What Can You Put in a Compost Pile?

Composting is an excellent way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. It’s a sustainable practice that not only benefits your plants but also contributes to a healthier environment. If you’re new to composting, you might be wondering what exactly can go into a compost pile. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different materials suitable for composting and provide useful tips along the way.

Organic Materials

The key to successful composting lies in using organic materials. Organic materials are anything that was once alive or derived from living organisms. Here are some examples of organic materials ideal for your compost pile:

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Eggshells (crushed)
  • Nut shells (avoid walnut shells as they contain substances harmful to plants)
  • Grass clippings (in moderation to avoid excess moisture)
  • Leaves, twigs, and yard trimmings
  • Newspaper or cardboard (shredded into small pieces);
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