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Which of the following should not be composted at home?

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Which of the following should not be composted at home?
Compostable plastic requires industrial-composting facilities in order to break down properly. 
  • Coffee grounds
  • Compostable plastic cups
  • Food scraps
  • Paper towels
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  • tommy b. 10 months ago
  • John D. 10 months ago
    So since the services are slim to none thus far, are they OK for the landfill vs. the 'percent' of these that would be recycled if recyclable plastic? [i.e. keeping in mind that the remaining percent of the recyclable plastic ones would go to the landfill].
  • tommy b. 1 year ago
  • Celia R. 1 year ago
    But my recycler doesn't accept compostable plastics separately from other plastics, so where do the very occasional compostable plastics I see go? In the plastics bin or general waste?
    • BenD@Recyclebank 1 year ago

      Absent of a commercial composting service to take them, compostable plastics need to be put in the trash to avoid recycling contamination.

  • angela l. 2 years ago
    What about if your pets are vegetarian? Like rabbits? I have heard that their poop is great for composting, similar to cow poop. Anyone else heard that? But totally agree about typical pets like dogs and cats, who normally eat meat.
    • Hannah H. 2 years ago
      I've heard this too, but I believe that's only the case if it's being used as fertilizer for gardening, not going into a municipal compost bin.
    • angela l. 2 years ago
      That makes sense to me! I knew composting it at home would work but municipalities probably don't allow any type of animal waste.
    • Gina G. 1 year ago
      If you have a herbivore pet you can easily use the excrement for fertilizer around trees, shrubs, plants (inside and out). Just don't overdo it. Too much of anything is not good.
    • angela l. 1 year ago
      Cats here but you are totally right about that. My friend used to have rabbits and she used their poo all the time in her garden. :-D
    • angela l. 1 year ago
      Ooops...replied below and basically repeated myself. Sorry! hahaha!