Good compost depends on a variety of ingredients to make the right mix. These ingredients are in plentiful supply - did you know that a third of all waste in the average kitchen bin can be composted? You will also find many types of materials in your school which can be composted in a basic compost bin (or compost heap) - but not everything is suitable so check out the list below before you get going.
- Cooked food e.g. meat, pasta, mashed potato
- Raw meat and fish, including bones
- Dairy products e.g. yoghurt
- Diseased plants
- Weeds with seends
- Plastic items
- Glass items
(You can compost some of the items from the ‘No Thanks’ list if you have a special system designed to deal with food waste – see the 'Composting Systems' page to find out more)
Now you know what to put in – click here for some top tips on how to get started and get the most from your compost bin.