• What Can You Compost?

    This is an index of the foods and other things that you can compost. Before you read the list, you need to know about the different types of organic matter that you can compost. There are two types of organic matter that you can compost: Green organic matter and brown organic matter. Green organic matter is moist or wet, and it contains a lot of the element nitrogen. Brown organic matter is dry and high in the element carbon.


    Click this link to go to the "How To Compost" page, where there are steps explaining how to compost: How To Compost


    Green Organic Matter

    • Manure                                                                           
    • Grass Clippings


    Food That You Can Compost

    • Carrots
    • Apples
    • Oranges
    • Pizza
    • Ice Cream
    • Eggshells
    • Bread
    • Butter
    • Broccoli
    • Lettuce

    What You Cannot Compost

    • Plastic
    • Napkins
    • Paper Plates
    • Milk Cartons
    • Cans
    • Metal
    • Glass
    • Jars
    • Juice Boxes


    Brown Organic Matter

    • Wood chips
    • Straw
    • Leaves
    • Hay
    • Newspaper
    • Cardboard
    • Dryer Lint