Compost piles need to be a mixture of roughly 50% green and 50% brown waste.
Green waste is quick to rot and provides important nitrogen and moisture.
Brown waste is slower to rot but provides fibre and carbon and also allows important air pockets to form in the mixture.
What can be composted? What can't be composted?
- Raw fruits (green) 1. Dairy products
- Vegetables (green) 2. Processed foods
- Egg shells (green) 3. Plastic
- Coffee grounds and filters (green) 4. Man made substances
- Teabags (green) 5. Metals
- Cardboard egg boxes (brown)
- Newspaper/ printed paper (brown)