Composting-Organic Gardeners Gold: Kitchen Scraps

Most of us that garden know we can compost basic kitchen scraps, leaves & grass clippings.  But there are many things that we may not think about composting!  Here are a list of 28 items from your kitchen that can easily add to your beautiful compost gold!  
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags
  • Used paper napkins
  • Pizza boxes, ripped into smaller pieces
  • Paper bags, either ripped or balled up
  • The crumbs you sweep off of the counters and floors
  • Plain cooked pasta
  • Plain cooked rice
  • Stale bread
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Stale saltine crackers
  • Stale cereal
  • Used paper plates (as long as they don’t have a waxy coating)
  • Cellophane bags (be sure it’s really Cellophane and not just clear plastic—there’s a difference.)
  • Nut shells (except for walnut shells, which can be toxic to plants)
  • Old herbs and spices
  • Stale pretzels
  • Pizza crusts
  • Cereal boxes (tear them into smaller pieces first)
  • Wine corks
  • Moldy cheese
  • Melted ice cream
  • Old jelly, jam, or preserves
  • Stale beer and wine
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Toothpicks
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Paper cupcake or muffin cups

List from compiled from Treehugger!

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