Yuck? No! It’s food for your veggies and flowers.
Most people don’t know that you can compost all sorts of paper bits, string, cotton fabric, human hair, and wax paper. Throw it in the pile and turn it into garden gold!
Here’s a short list of the unusual things we’ve been able to compost:
Human Hair from Haircuts
Band Aid Wrappers
Coffee Grounds and Filters (but you knew that already)
Coffee Bags (non-plastic-lined, just rip out the metal strip at the top)
Paper Produce Stickers
Balloons (the latex kind only)
Cornstarch Packing Peanuts
Crushed Egg Shells (the worms love ’em)
Cardboard Egg Cartons (great carbon source)
Toilet Paper Rolls (ditto on the carbon source)
Paper Lollipop Sticks
Wax Coated Paper Candy Wrappers
Non-Toxic Play Doh
Latex Rubber Bands
Tea Bags and Paper Wrappers
If you’re looking for more compost inspiration, visit our Trash Backwards app for more resources:
** Send us your secret compostables list so we can include them and make the list grow longer!