Kitchen scraps make a great addition to compost piles, but a container of carrot peelings swarmed by fruit flies is not exactly the best accessory for your countertop. So toss your scraps into a compost pail instead. These special containers have tight-fitting lids and activated-carbon filters that trap food odors, and some are pretty enough to keep next to the kitchen sink.
Compost Ingredient Checklist Not all kitchen scraps belong in the compost pile. Here's a quick list of good and bad compost ingredients.
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