Many people have adopted the practice of recycling to help to reduce the amount of waste that we are making and help out the environment. And while you might understand the ins and outs of separating your glass from paper and have a few different blue boxes around your place, you might not yet have the green bin that shows that you are a composter as well.

This is something that you can do in your own house if you've got a home with a little bit of yard space and is something that is not being adopted by many larger cities where they will pick up your composting every week like they do with your recycling and garbage. Composting is essentially the decomposition of plants and other once living things. You can compost the unprocessed food that you were not able to eat and many other things around your home that you might originally think that you would need to throw away.

163 Things You Can Compost!

There are many different benefits to composting. Those who are able to do it on their own property can add it to the soil in their garden to make it richer and add nutrients. It also reduces waste and is good for the environment. Some of the most common things that you will find in compost piles is food scraps, eggshells, leaves, garden weeds, wood ash, coffee grounds, and wood chips. If your compost is being picked up by the city then you should read the list of what you can put inside your bin.

You will want to start your compost pile on bare earth. This allows things like worms to help you create a rich end product. Lay some twigs and leaves down first and alternate between soil and adding layers of the actual compost. You will want to keep your compost pile moist and have it covered over with something. Many people will let the rain fall on it sometimes and you should always make sure that you're turning the pile every few weeks. You will find that in a few months you have some material that you can start working into your garden or onto your lawn.

Some people might be willing to walk out to the compost pile every night to add things to it. If you're not one of these people then there are many compost bins that you can keep under your sink or elsewhere in the kitchen and just empty them every few days. Just don't forget about them because they will start to decompose whether they have been added to the pile or not, and may start to smell!

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