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Step two: Collecting materials to compost.

Items you may not have even thought of can be composted in your bin. Due to problems with rodents and other animals, the Baltimore County Code prohibits composting of food scraps in compost piles or bins. 

Materials to Include

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Twigs
  • Small branches
  • Straw and hay
  • Bark
  • Peat moss
  • Sawdust
  • Pine needles

Do Not Include

  • Diseased and insect ridden plants
  • Inorganic materials (synthetic chemicals, lime, BBQ char metal)
  • Pressure treated lumber
  • Meat
  • Bones
  • Fish
  • Dairy products
  • Pet waste

Next step: Troubleshooting Some Common Composting Problems

Revised March 24, 2014

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