Now that you’re ready to start composting, here’s an initial list of things to get you started:
- fruit and vegetable scraps
- coffee grounds and tea bags
- egg shells (with no egg residue)
- bread and grains
- fresh leaves, flowers, green plants and garden trimmings
- shredded newspaper or brown paper
- manure and bedding from horse, hamster, rabbits or guinea pig
- food soiled paper towels / napkins
Please DO NOT bring:
- meat or fish scraps
- fats, grease or oil
- cheese or dairy products
- non-compostable materials such as Plastic, Metals or Glass
- pesticide-treated plants, grass clippings, deceased or pest-infested plants
- dog and cat waste
* You can save your food scraps in the refrigerator or freezer to bring to the garden; freezing will kill any food flies and bugs often found on the skin or shell of most fruits and vegetables, and the added moisture helps in the compost decomposition process.
* Carrying your food scraps in a reusable (and rinsable) container means no yucky plastic bag to get rid of at the garden!
* Please shred or chop materials into small pieces (no bigger than your pinkie finger). The smaller the materials, the easier and quicker they will decompose.
* If you are unable to chop your scraps beforehand, tools will be on-site to chop the materials before we put them in the compost bin.
Winter Compost open hours will be hosted at the Flatbush Reformed Church on the following dates:
Saturdays January 7th and 21st, and February 4th, from 11am until 1pm
Please check our calendar to confirm Saturday composting schedule.
* Please DO NOT leave compost around the bins or by the gate. Compost will only be accepted during open hours!
See you at the compost site!