compost bin
July 17, 2013
5:39 pm
Composting is the best way to reuse those piles of kitchen scraps, but did you know you could compost other household items such as paper Q-tips and bird cage cleanings? Following is a list of several items that can go in your compost bin and help you cut down on that weekly garbage pile:
  • Bird, guinea pig, and rabbit cage cleanings
  • dryer lint
  • matches
  • hair from your brush and hair trimmings
  • pet fur
  • vacuum debris
  • freezer burned fruits and veggies
  • Jell-O
  • nail clippings
  • herbs and spices that have gone dusty
  • old pasta
  • expired wine and beer
  • stale bread and potato chips
  • popcorn
  • popcicle sticks
  • pencil shavings
  • seaweed
  • wood ash
For more information on what you can and can not compost, check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s composting website at: http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home.¬†What are some odd things you’ve found that can be composted?