WHAT IS IT?

Composting is a natural process in which organic matter, like leaves, garden waste and kitchen scraps are turned into a valuable fertilizer (compost) for the garden and yard.
This transformation is partly due to microorganisms and worms that break down organic matter into plant nutrients.

ACCEPTED AND REFUSED MATERIALS

Make sure to mix the following materials:
Green

  • Green residue (flowers, weeds, leaves and houseplants)
  • Kitchen scraps (fruit and vegetable waste, bread, pasta and legumes)
  • Coffee filters and grounds, tea and herbal tea bags

Brown

  • Dead leaves
  • Twigs, smalls branches and straw
  • Wood chips, pellets and saw dust
  • Newsprint (black ink only) and cardboard egg cartons

Refused

  • Meat, fish and bones.
  • Fats and oils, sauces, cheese and dairy products.
  • Animal waste.
  • Sick plants and leaves.

 

Read our Composting Guide

ORIGAMI - Kitchen Catcher (PDF)