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December 2, 2016

What is compost?  A decayed mixture of organic substances sums up compost. The process involves recycling organic materials to make a fertilizer. Composting also cuts down on large trash amounts left behind. Throwing some expired wine and fruit scraps together to fertilize a potted plant may be one of the greenest things you can do. Whatever goes into the mixture, composting creates a better habitat for bugs, worms and more, while improving the quality of your garden.

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 trash can
  • 1 drill
  • 2 bungee cords

STEPS

  1. Drill about 10-15 holes on each side of your trash can, and on the bottom to let in more air. Also drill a few holes on the lid.
  2. After, fill the can a third full with grass clippings and leaves, with some kitchen waste. Spray the leaves with water to dampen them.
  3. Use your bungee cords to secure the lid on the bin.
  4. To mix things up, roll the bin around. Then put the it in a sunny spot.

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DO’S:

  • DO compost vegetable and fruit scraps.
  • DO compost coffee grounds and filters.
  • DO treat your compost bin as a pet, a living thing cultivate.
  • DO break your scraps into smaller pieces.  

DON’TS

  • DO NOT compost meat, fish, eggs or dairy products.
  • DO NOT compost diseased plants and seeds.
  • DO NOT compost cooking oils.

Information courtesy of treehugger.com

15 THINGS TO FILL YOUR BIN WITH

  • Pet hair
  • Post-it notes
  • Egg shells
  • Cow manure
  • Garden soil
  • Lobster and crab shells
  • Stale breakfast cereal
  • Urine
  • Dead insects
  • Wine gone bad
  • Soy milk
  • Stale potato chips
  • Paper towels
  • Freezer burnt fruit
  • Old kitchen spices

Information courtesy of plantea.com

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