Ingredients

Know Your Colors! Air + Water + Browns + Greens = Compost

Browns
  • Leaves
  • Pine needles
  • Twigs
  • Chipped tree branches or bark
  • Nut Shells
  • Straw or hay
  • Sawdust
  • Corn stalks
  • Paper (newspaper, writing or printing paper, paper plates, napkins, coffee filters)
  • Dryer lint
  • Hair and Fur
  • Corrugated cardboard (without any waxy or slick paper coatings)
  • Fireplace Ashes
Greens
  • Grass clippings
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Vegetable and fruit scraps
  • Trimmings from perennial and annual plants
  • Annual weeds that haven't set seed
  • Eggshells
  • Animal manures (cow, horse, sheep, chicken, and rabbit)
Don't Use!
  • Meat
  • Bones
  • Any Dairy products (yogurt, cheese, milk, etc)
  • Pet droppings (dog or cat)
  • Milk
  • Fats of ANY kind
  • Oils
  • Diseased plants
  • Black Walnut Tree - Seeds, leaves or twigs
  • Coal or Charcoal Ashes
  • Yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides