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19 Things That Can Be Composted, And 8 That Absolutely Can't

Are these items making it into your compost bin?

So, you got a compost bin — that's excellent!

But you're wondering if you're even putting the right items in there — that's normal!

Here's a list of everything you can compost, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

And here's a list of everything the EPA says you can't compost (and why):

The EPA reports that food scraps and yard waste currently make up about 30% of what we throw away, sooo let's get out there and compost in 2019, y'all!

As we head into the new year, we're talking about all the ways to make your life and the world around you a little bit better. Read more Do Better 2019 content here.