A Quick List of Compostable Items

  • fruit and vegetable scraps
  • coffee grounds
  • tea bags (tear out any metal staples)
  • egg shells
  • dryer lint
  • hair clippings
  • toenail and animal claw clippings
  • newspaper
  • junk mail
  • used tissues
  • fabric made from cotton, wool, or other natural fibers (unless you can make something out of it!)
  • cardboard (tear into pieces)
  • grass clippings
  • pruned branches, weeds, and other gardening plant waste
  • fall leaves
  • unpopped popcorn kernels
  • poop from any animal that is a herbivore (chickens, rabbits, cows)
  • ash from wood fires
  • sawdust
  • wilted floral arrangements (be careful with lilies)
  • q-tips with cardboard sticks (NOT plastic)
  • moldy or stale bread
  • leather
  • pencil shavings
  • fish bones

Basically anything made from all plant material with no dairy or meat in it.


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