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

Answer 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.
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Should you have maggots in your compost pile?

Maggots are fine. They assist with breaking down the particles.
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What is a compost pile used for?

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What can be put into a compost pile?

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What is an organic way to keep flies away from a compost pile?

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