Here are the steps involved:
- Segregate your household waste into dry and wet—right in your kitchen.
- Put the wet and dry waste in two different containers in the kitchen.
- Once the wet waste container is full, put its contents into the first compost pot.
- Add dried leaves of the same quantity as the waste.
What kitchen waste can be composted?
You can compost:
- fruit and vegetable scraps.
- tea bags, coffee grounds.
- egg shells.
- grass cuttings, prunings and leaves.
- small amounts of shredded paper and soft cardboard.
- animal hair.
- vacuum dust (only from woollen carpets)
- garden and pond plants.
How do I start composting at home?
How to Compost
- Start your compost pile on bare earth.
- Lay twigs or straw first, a few inches deep.
- Add compost materials in layers, alternating moist and dry.
- Add manure, green manure (clover, buckwheat, wheatgrass, grass clippings) or any nitrogen source.
- Keep compost moist.
Can all food waste be composted?
Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, grains, bread, unbleached paper napkins, coffee filters, eggshells, meats and newspaper can be composted. If it can be eaten or grown in a field or garden, it can be composted. Items such as red meat, bones and small amounts of paper are acceptable, but they take longer to decompose.
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