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What kind of food items should you not use for composting?

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You should not use any type of raw or cooked red, pork, or poultry meat. You should also not use any paper or scraps that have any type of chemical color added to them that are not biodegradable. You can use fish or shellfish, but for shellfish, I would recommend crushing the shells and bury them deep into the soil, or you will get vermin foraging for them in your yard.

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Do not add any cooked foods of any kind. No meats or fish, shellfish etc. These will attract vermin and decompose, both smelling and giving rise to fly and maggot problems.
Do not add onion trimmings as these will stop the working of compost.
Do make sure you add 'brown' waste ie. Woody stuff- stems stalks and fall tree leaves. Do not overload with grass clippings as these will clog up the composter. Rather like silt.

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There are certain foods that shouldn't be put on a compost heap;
Bones, meat scraps, plastic or other synthetics, plants that are
diseased, magazines.

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SOURCE: What kind of items can you use for composting?

You can almost use anything that you would have considered to be
'natural rubbish' but here are some examples;
-Leftovers from the table
- Eggshells
- Flowers and plants
- Weeds
- Newspaper
- Cardboard
- Shredded paper

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