What can and can’t be composted in the cafeteria from these trays?
“ Medium sized composting” Composting at home or in the 5th grade’s garden compost bin . This compost system is different than what we do in the cafeteria: No meat, bones, dairy! (animal products) Avoid large amounts of paper.
What can be composted at home or in the 5 th grade bin?
YES; Green/Nitrogen-rich :
Veggies, fruit, & peels
Bread, rice, pasta, grains
Coffee grounds, paper coffee filters, tea bags
Grass clippings, yard waste
NO; will smell and attract animals :
Meat, fish, bones
Fat, grease, oils, peanut butter
Cooked foods with lots of sauces/ butter
Diseased or insect-ridden plants
Weeds which spread by roots and runners
Weeds with seeds
YES; Brown/Carbon-rich :
Shredded newspaper or paper
Chinet paper plates (rip up)
Egg cartons (rip up)
Old potting soil
How does it work? A compost bin needs:
Water: material in bin should be as damp as a wrung out sponge. Add water if not, and when building pile. Add sparingly in winter.