We’re here to set the record straight and answer your home-composting questions. What can you compost at home? What does home compostable mean? And – most importantly – what not to compost.
Simply put, compost is decomposed organic matter used to enrich and fertilize soil for gardening and farming. It’s a process that transforms compostable items such as food scraps, paper and grass clippings, into soil-like material that can be added to your garden to help your plants grow and thrive.
The key to successful home composting is a healthy mix of green and brown waste. Green waste includes food scraps, coffee grounds and grass clippings. These items add moisture and nutrients to your compost. Brown waste includes wipes, paper, eggshells, dried leaves and branches. These items help to control moisture and odor.