Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What to Compost

My husband recently made us a trash can compost bin. This is my first experience with composting and I had no idea what went into the bin and what didn't.

We also have a nice little cookie jar with rubber sealing lid on our counter top. I put our scraps into the jar and my dear husband will (!) empty the jar into the compost bin each evening.

I created this handy-dandy little cheat sheet with info gathered online about what items can and cannot be composted.

Until it's second nature, this cheat sheet will be hanging on my kitchen cabinet over the compost cookie jar to remind me what to compost and what goes in the trash.

Want your own copy? Download a printable PDF version of the Composting Cheat Sheet.

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Kris said...

I just love nifty little forms. Maybe this will encourage me to get back to composting. Thanks!

Julie Bagamary said...

Great sheet to help you. Composting can become a game of sorts and it makes our tomoatos wonderful!

Jendeis said...

This is great! We're not able to compost on our own, but have recently started "donating" to my SIL's compost pile. Hanging this sign in the kitchen will be a great reminder for us!

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MamaMiaMelissa said...

great idea!!! sort of like a cheat sheet for recycling! love it!


amyswandering said...

This is so helpful - thanks!!

Amanda said...

I've never really understood exactly what composting is.

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thriftylittleblog said...

I'm planning on starting up composting soon and I really appreciate this sheet. It's a bonus that it looks nice enough to hang on the fridge :).

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