100 Things You Can (And Should) Compost
“For your soil, there is no better ingredient than compost, whether you till it into your garden beds or use it as mulch around shrubs and trees, it is considered essential to organic and sustainable food production. Once it’s in the soil, finished compost—or humus—increases fertility, adds both micro- and macronutrients, buffers pH, prevents diseases, and improves soil structure.
Without compost, soil is just dead, inert mineral dust.Composting is not only essential for healthy plants and soil, but it can also remove 20-50% from your household waste stream, reducing the burden on landfills while replenishing your lawn, trees, houseplants, or garden for free. And if you pay for trash pick-up, composting can save you a lot of money, too.”
We gardeners know how good compost is for our soil, but we are probably missing out on lots of beneficial composting opportunities. Fortunately the folks at smallfootprintfamily.com have compiled a huge list of compostable items for your reference.