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Compost Food Scraps for Gardens

Turn your kitchen waste into fertile soil.

Do Compost: Vegetables and fruits, bread, grains, spoiled food, coffee filters and tea bags, eggshells, fruit from yard, and food soiled paper or cardboard.

Don’t Compost: Meat, fish, dairy (these attract rats), or pet waste (bag it, and put in trash).       

Systems for Safe Food Waste Composting: The best systems include worm bins, Green Cones, homemade rodent-proof composters, and burying scraps in the garden. Closed containers keep rats, flies, and other animals out — that’s important!

For more information
Call or e-mail the Garden Hotline, (206) 633-0224.