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75 Things you can compost, but thought you could not.

Oct 23, 2010

This is an interesting and slightly amusing link. The only problem i have with some of these things, is the amount of vermin that may be attracted. I think that Gillians idea is the best for composting slightly dodgy items. Bury them in a hole where they will break down in time and will be hidden from the rats. 


Anyone who use Vermicomposting has lots of cardboard for the worms. Here in the U.S. we have "Grinding of the Green" from Dec.26 to Jan. 8. You take the Chirstmas tree down & the City grinds(Clips) it up, then you or anyone can haul it home. You do not have the tree on the curb, the city does not have to handle it & someone gets free mulch. There never any left at the end of the weekend. I had over look about half of the things listed, thank you for this amusing & helpful list. The stuff adds up over time!
Every time we have meat with bones in it, we freeze the bones until we have enough to make stock. The stock simmers for a few days on the stove, then we filter out the bones and veggie bits, reduce it further, and freeze it in 1-cup containers for later use (way better than bullion!). We then take the bones and boil them until they turn to mush, and then bury THAT deep into the compost pile, to deter critters. It's like adding bonemeal :) We've never had critters in our compost pile, or if we have, they've been neat and quiet about it, which is close enough in my book! We did have a raccoon come and trash our corn last year, so we know they're around and aware of what we're doing... Just about everything else on that list that we actually use in the house goes into our bin. We empty our compost bucket more often than our trash can and recycling bin put together!

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