What to Compost:
There are two classes Greens, which are high in Nitrogen and provide protein. While the Browns, which are high in carbon provide energy. The ideal compost would have four parts brown to one part greens.
- shredded cardboard, this means pizza boxes!
- dried leaves
- bark and sawdust, in moderation
- corn stalks
- grass clippings
- kitchen scrapes (fruits, veggies, coffee grounds, tea bags)
What NOT to Compost:
- pet droppings
- colored paper
I just toss everything in the compost bin and let it cook, I turn it often with a pitch fork. A healthy compost pile will have worms, but not flies. If I missed anything, please add it to the comments!