10 Things You  ShouldN't Put IN Your Compost Pile

-By Small Footprint Family

There are at least 100 things in your home that you can compost, which will greatly reduce the amount of trash you put out every week to go to the landfill.

But there are also a number of things that are better left out of the compost pile...

Tea and Coffee Bags

3. Citrus Peels and Onion Skins

The bags that some coffee and tea products come in often contain nylon and other synthetic fibers that do not break down in a compost pile.

The natural chemicals and acidity in citrus peels and onion skins can kill worms and other microorganisms, which can slow  the decomposition in your pile.


6. Sticky Labels on Fruits and Vegetables

Those sticky labels and price tags on fruit and vegetables are made of “food-grade” plastic or vinyl, and do not biodegrade. 

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