What can I put in the indoor composter?
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Professional or beginner, many of you ask Google what you can and cannot put in your composter. Today, we give you the answers!
It is even more of a challenge for those who live in an apartment and who are interested in indoor composting, but are afraid of the inconvenience it can cause
To make it easier for you, we’ve put together this little guide that explains what you should and shouldn’t put in an indoor composter like the one Greenzy offers. Yes, not all kitchen waste goes into an indoor composter.
Your composter will love it…
- Fruit and vegetable peelings
- Coffee grounds and filters
- Vegetable garden waste such as spoiled fruit and vegetable tops
- Paper towels and tissues only if they are ink and fragrance free
- Some leftover meals such as pasta, rice, stale bread…
- Old composting soil
- Tea bags and infusions
- Dairy products that are not too liquid and cheese rinds
- Citrus peels such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits…
- Fresh herbs
A few tips
Avoid putting anything like pits, nutshells or seafood shells in the composter. Indeed, with the Greenzy composter, the hulls that are too hard risk breaking the shredder and with other indoor composters, the hulls risk not being composted.
Eat a variety of foods and avoid putting only one of the above elements in the composter in large quantities if you want to obtain good compost. As they say in the TV commercials, eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day😉
Your composter will not digest…
- Chicken because it’s full of diseases
- Frying oils
- Oyster, mussel or walnut shells because anything that is too hard will not break down
- The flowers in the store because they are full of toxic products
- Animal excrements (litter…) and human faeces (diapers)
- Cigarette butts
- Remains of meat and bones, fish including bones, shrimp carcasses… to avoid pests and bad smells
- Ashes from coal, barbecue, chimney soot
- Fruit and vegetable labels
A few tips
In general, all non-organic waste such as glass, plastic, metal… should be avoided. Toxic waste such as printed cardboard, coloured printed matter (magazines, journals, etc.), glossy paper, fabrics, etc.
Also avoid putting anything from the garden into the Greenzy indoor composter, such as dead leaves, wood ashes, sawdust and wood shavings, dead leaves and grass clippings… These wastes could take up a lot of space and prevent you from using the composter for a while. And then, as we said, the composter also likes to eat a variety of foods!
The above list is not exhaustive, but it is a good start.
Do you want to make compost in your apartment or inside your house? Greenzy has found the ideal solution for you. In addition to its design, the Greenzy indoor composter is guaranteed to be odorless and insect-free.