What can be put into a compost pile?

Answer Pretty much anything from plants. You want a mix of greens stuff (grass, raw vegetables) and brown stuff (Dried grass, leaves, coffee grounds). You should avoid any animal products, particularly m... Read More »

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Can I put worms into my compost pile?

You can add worms to compost piles, but you shouldn't turn the pile as often. Instead, worms break down the organic matter more quickly than traditional composting, requiring less turning. To use t... Read More »

Is it ok to put ash from bbq charcoal briquettes into my compost pile?

"As I’ve said before in relations to ashes from bonfires, ash from wood fires – untreated, unpainted wood – can be used in the compost heap or in the garden to bring down the acidity of the c... Read More »

What is a compost pile used for?

A compost pile serves as a long-term source of nutrients to enrich the soil. It improves soil structure, enables the soil to hold water longer, supplies the soil with significant quantities of orga... Read More »

What materials should and shouldn't be added to a compost pile?

Anything that breaks down over time can be added to the pile. Plastics, glass, rocks, metals and large bones, won't break down very well, so they should be avoided. Anything that rots can be added.