Composting 101 is the ultimate guide explaining what to compost and how to get started. Help your environment and feel good about doing your part.
Home compostable refers to when you can simply place the item in a home compost bin with fruits and vegetables. Industrial and commercial composting facilities have special equipment designed to break down more difficult items.
– coffee grounds & filters – paper grocery bags – any raw fruit and veg – stale energy bars – stale bread and pasta – cardboard and paper – stale beer or wine
– nail clippings – natural loofahs – menstrual blood – 100% cotton, cotton balls – cardboard tampon applicators – used facial tissues – trimmings from razor blades
– natural fibers in small pieces – leaves – grass clippings – hair – shredded old cotton items – bills and other plain paper – pencil shavings
Remember that a lot of what can be composted is relative to where you’re composting it. Some items should be saved for an industrial facility or bokashi bin. And you should always follow the specific guidelines if you are dropping off at a community resource or business.