WHAT GOES IN THE BIN?
a good recipe for some B.A.D. compost
Compost happens– organic matter is going to decompose under most conditions. But good compost requires a bit more intentionality.
We build hot compost with a proper balance of carbon to nitrogen inputs to kill weed seeds, encourage good microbial health, cut down on stinky smells, and create good soil food.
This is a visual guide to what we put in our bins. More detail on what you can and can't put in your bucket below.
food scraps --- coffee grounds --- sawdust --- egg cartons
WHAT GOES IN THE BUCKET?
guide to filling your food-scraps bucket
YES: Goes in the bucket
fruits and veggies, cooked food scraps (vegan), egg shells, paper products (newspaper, printer paper, envelopes without plastic, paper grocery bags, paper towels), cardboard (including pizza boxes which can't be recycled!), coffee grounds, tea bags, yard and landscaping scraps, sawdust.
NO: Leave out of the bucket
dairy, meat, bones, plastic, feces, metal
Tricks for less stink:
Compost your used coffee grounds and paper products, add less cooked food, keep compact and wet foods to a minimum