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Stink-Free Composting

Stink-Free Composting

Composting can have many benefits, including adding nutrients to your garden, retaining soil moisture, reducing landfill use, and carbon sequestration. But, many people worry that starting a compost can lead to a smelly mess. Follow these simple steps to make sure your compost stays stink-free.

  1. Never add any meat, bones, or oils to your compost
  2. Make sure your compost is getting aerated – turn it at least twice a month
  3. Maintain a healthy balance of 2/3 carbon and 1/3 nitrogen

Check out the table below for a list of compostable materials and their general carbon/nitrogen content.

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