Composting food - Knowledgebase Question

Miami, Fl
Question by mari13nyc
April 22, 2009
Can any type of food like rice or lettuce be composted?


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Answer from NGA
April 22, 2009

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You can compost kitchen waste as long as it does not contain animal fat, bones or meat. Rice and lettuce are fine, as are carrot and potato peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc. Just keep meat products and by products out and your compost pile will remain healthy and nuisance pest-free.

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