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What can I compost NZ?
Last Updated: 20th January, 2020
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Furthermore, what items should not be composted?
- Dog and Cat Poop. Horse, cow, chicken and rabbit droppings are great additions to your compost pile.
- Tea and Coffee Bags.
- Citrus Peels and Onions.
- Fish and Meat Scraps.
- Glossy or Coated Paper.
- Sticky Labels on Fruits and Vegetables.
- Coal Fire Ash.
- Sawdust From Treated Wood.
One may also ask, what is the best method of composting?
- Community Compost. More and more municipalities offer green waste pickup.
- Bokashi. A bokashi bucket is not technically* composting, but it is a good way to recycle your food waste in small spaces indoors.
- Worm Bin.
- Green Cone.
- Black Soldier Flies.
- Sheet Mulch.
- Trench or Pit.
Thereof, what can you put in home compost?
What to Put in a Compost Bin
- Grass clippings.
- Tree leaves.
- Vegetable food scraps (coffee grounds, lettuce, potato peels, banana peels, avocado skins, etc.)
- Black and white newspaper.
- Printer paper.
- Most disease free yard waste.
- Vegetarian animal manure (e.g. cows, horses, rabbits, hamsters, etc.)
What makes a good composter?
Good things to compost include vegetable peelings, fruit waste, teabags, plant prunings and grass cuttings. These are fast to break down and provide important nitrogen as well as moisture. It's also good to include things such as cardboard egg boxes, scrunched up paper and fallen leaves.