Have you decided to start creating nutrient-rich soil out of your organic food waste? If that’s the case, it’s important to be sure that you’re putting the right stuff into your compost. In this blog post, we will explain what to include and not include in your composting.

What to Include As You Make Your Own Compost

Good things to compost include the following:

  • Vegetable peelings
  • Fruit waste
  • Tea (if bagless)
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Dry pet food
  • Old herbs and spices
  • Small yard trimmings

Keep in mind that these are fast to break down and provide nitrogen, as well as moisture. You can even add crushed eggshells on occasion to add useful minerals.

What to Keep Out of Your Compost

There are some items that should never be placed in your kitchen food waste bin. Here is a handful of them:

  • Meat – Though organic meat and fish add nutrients to your garden, their smell will attract plenty of hungry neighborhood animals. It won’t take long for your neighbors to notice the stench, either.
  • Dairy
  • Processed foods
  • Citrus peels and onions – Remember that worms and other microorganisms in your compost aid in the decomposition process. However, the natural acidity and chemicals in these foods can slow this down significantly.
  • Plastics, glass, and metals – Please note that these aren’t suitable for composting and should be recycled separately.

About Our Unique Composting Pail

At Earth 2 Earth, we strive to make composting easier for the average homeowner. Compost is pretty incredible in that it not only helps your plants grow better and gives back to the land, but it also reduces the amount of pollution added to the environment. We are proud to say that we’ve created a revolutionary product that makes composting simple and fun. Our 5-gallon bin does so much more than simply provide a way to reuse organic foods scraps. Rather, it’s completely changing the way folks compost altogether.

If you’ve been searching online for kitchen food waste bins, you’ve probably come across plenty of options. However, our composting pail is much different. Unlike anything else on the market, this product is affordable, compact, simple, reusable, and easy to use. When designing our pail, we made certain that it would enhance your composting experience. There’s no batteries, filters, chemical, or plastic bags with this product. The 5-gallon bin arrives at your door fully assembled and ready to use.

Saving the Planet One Pail at a Time

Earth 2 Earth was created because we wanted to make composting convenient and accessible to anyone. More specifically, it was our intention to provide a quality, easy-to-use product for apartment living, townhomes, and urban settings. The small, flexible design of our pails makes that a reality. Composting is a fun, rewarding activity in so many ways. It’s our hope that you will, one day, share in our passion and educate your friends and family about the many benefits of composting. If for some reason you aren’t satisfied with your rotating composter, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee from date of purchase.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions of what you should and shouldn’t put in your compost. Happy composting!