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What’s The Best Option For Food Scraps: Compost Or Trash? 5

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What you do with your food scraps does effect the planet, whether for better or for worse, is up to you.

What's The
Best Option For
Food Scraps:

Compost Or Trash?
Composting is best!
It turns your food waste
into food for plants!

Trashing "throws away"
that value and produces
greenhouse gasses.

CLICK FOR ANSWER Flip

Composting is generally a simple process that you can do at home if you have a garden or a yard. Or many cities have programs for dropping off your compost at farmer's markets or community gardens.

What about meat?
Though meat scraps are technically compostable, because they are composed of organic matter, composting meat can pose a pest problem if not properly processed. If you're composting meat at home, do your research on how to prevent pests in your pile. If you give your food scraps to a composting drop-off, make sure they accept meat before adding it to their bins.

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  • Betty H. 1 day ago
    Well, I have another solution. Besides composting, feed to our cows! They love bread ends! We get plenty of fertilizer from our cows and it's already "composted"! LOL!
  • Patricia G. 1 day ago
    I couldn't flip the screen and earn points in Chrome but was able to in Microsoft.
  • Marie C. 6 days ago
    I separate the fat from cooking meat, save it in the freezer, and when I have a spare half hour, I defrost it and combine it with with leftover grains and flour, bread crumbs, crushed peanuts, and sometimes raisins or cranberries. When I buy commercial suet, I save the plastic containers and put my homemade suet into the mold and then into the freezer. The songbirds love it!!! The meat scraps are fed to the dog, cat, or our chickens. Veggie scraps get put in a bin outside our back door, that gets covered with something dry like straw, grass clippings, or weeds, and by spring we have the compost for our summer tomato bed. If I don't have the time to compost, I just throw the veggie scraps to the flock (nice in winter when there are no greens).
  • Pam J. 7 days ago
    Where do we get the POINTS? WHY do we flip the picture for the answer??? Flipping only turns the picture backwards and still no POINTS!! Please give us answers!! NO one seems to be answering our ?'s!!!
    • ava o. 6 days ago
      Same thing is happing to me., I still have the Oct one about paper or aluminum. So now I have 3 that don't work. Frustrating!
    • Brianne B. 2 days ago
      There’s a small earn your points button under the text in the picture.
    • BenD@Recyclebank 2 days ago

      Hi Ava, 

      We're really sorry that this feature has been giving you trouble, and we're working to fix the problem. In the mean time, we have made the "Earn Points" button sit below the flipcard, so you should now be able to get your points on all three of these. Please try it again.

    • BenD@Recyclebank 2 days ago

      Hi Pam, 

      We're really sorry that this feature has been giving you trouble, and we're working to fix the problem permanently. In the mean time, we have made the "Earn Points" button sit below the flipcard, so you should now be able to get your points on all three of these. Please try it again.

    • ava o. 1 day ago
      Thank you so much!!!
  • Connie S. 8 days ago
    My chickens love any meat scraps especially in the winter when they can't find worms or bugs.
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