All about composting

Can you put paper towels in the compost?

Someone contacted Rolypig.com and asked about putting paper towels in compost. Everyone uses paper towels, they are highly convenient and relatively cheap. Whenever there’s a spill it’s so easy to grab one from the roll to mop up and you’re done. But where to you dispose of it? All to often people throw it out
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Can I put eggs in the compost?

This isn’t something that’s going to happen many times but occasionally we’re going to be lumbered with the problem of having an egg or two that needs to be disposed of. There won’t be a problem if you put the odd egg in with compost. I’ve done it. I suspect most people have and I
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Can I put cooked food in the compost?

Most of us who make compost know that we can make compost from vegetable peels, apple cores, clippings and trimmings from the garden. But some aren’t sure about what to do with cooked food waste from the kitchen. Can any of this go in the compost with everything else? Yes, you can put cooked food
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Can tomatoes be used in compost?

We’ve all handled the odd tomato that looks like it’s gone past it. The thing is, can we put them in the compost with everything else? Yes tomatoes can be used in compost but think about this: 1.Tomatoes are acidic This will mean that you may need to add something to neutralize the acidity. There’s
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Is it OK to put onions in compost?

Of all the vegetables that we include in our diet there are some that need extra consideration. One of these is the onion. It can make us cry, it can arouse our taste buds and send out that special aroma when fried. But, some people ask, what about onion waste, is there anything in onion
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Can I put eggshells in my compost?

  Whenever we crack open an egg to make either an omelette or a cake, we’re left holding the empty shell. Then, for convenience, most of us send it out with the trash but could we actually put it to good use? There must be something in an eggshell that can be recycled in some
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