Create a list of raw materials you can use from our
home or yard:
• Plant leaves from trees, shrubs and bushes
(most are very rich in trace minerals).
• Bags of lawn clippings, sod or straw (avoid
using weeds, which may sprout new seedlings).
• Unprocessed vegetable and fruit skins/leaves.
• Sawdust and wood shavings (both are great
for slowing down the decomposition process).
• Pine needles, wood ashes, bird feathers,
hair and other similar biodegradable products.
• Natural clothing items such at 100% cotton
T- Shirts and silks that would otherwise be thrown
• Used coffee grounds, nutshells, eggshells
and eggshell cartons.
• Plus numerous other forms of organic material
around your home.
Warning: Never use any type of meat products, dairy
products, cat litter, cat and dog manure, fish scraps,
bones or other animal parts when composting.
Select a location on your property to create a large
pile of materials from the items listed above.
It’s recommended you pick a location that won’t
obstruct a driveway or become an obstacle in the future.
As you build your pile, try to create a pile that
doesn't exceed 5 feet in height or 8 feet in diameter.
If you have more materials than you need for a pile,
simply build 2 or more separate compost piles –
it’s that easy.
If possible, make sure the compost pile is not exposed
to high winds or other weather factors that may break
it up over a period of time (i.e. water run off from
snow or seasonal flooding).
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