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Kitchen and household waste can be reduced by composting as much of the organic refuse as possible. However, not all household and kitchen waste can be composted, so it's helpful to know what can be and what can't.

What can be composted from the kitchen[edit | edit source]

  • Vegetable scraps
  • Fruit scraps
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Tea leaves and teabags
  • Crumbs
  • Paper towels

What cannot be composted from the kitchen[edit | edit source]

  • Meat
  • Bones
  • Cheese
  • Dairy products
  • Cooking oils

What can be composted from the household[edit | edit source]

  • Hair and fur
  • Cardboard and paper
  • House plants
  • Natural fabrics (cotton, wool)
  • Wood shavings and sawdust

What cannot be composted from the household[edit | edit source]

  • Plastics
  • Foil
  • Glossy magazines
  • Disposable feminine products
  • Stickers, sticky tape
  • Synthetic fabrics