Composting is a fabulous way to deal with food waste in the home and as a bonus can produce a nutrient-rich compost to use on your garden to improve soil constitution. Leaves, grass clipping and much of your kitchen waste can be included in the composting, but there are some food waste items that are best left out of the home compost bin.
See below 8 of the worst food waste items to compost at home:
1. Bread, pasta and cakes – any of these types of items may attract unwanted pests.
6. Walnuts – Walnut trees release a chemical called juglone which is toxic to some vegetables and plants. For best composting results it may be best to leave all types of nuts out of the compost as they may not degrade effectively.
Items acceptable in commercial food waste composting programmes differ from at home composting due to the industrial composting processes and do accept all of the above items. Click here for further information on commercial food waste collections or contact us.