cbar wrote:I think I checked all the lists here and still have some questions about what I can put into my composter. For starters, in general terms, is olive oil (in moderate doses when used on food) okay? I'm not talking about pouring a bottle on top of the pile, but just throwing in old food with olive oil on it.
Also, what about these items:
Shredded junk mail and bills (no glossy paper)
Black coffee (previously brewed, not the grounds)
Corks (from wine bottles)
I will give my opinion, and we'll see if others agree or not.
I avoid Fat in the compost, but I don't think a little residual Olive Oil
would be anything to worry about.
: OK, but not Black Walnut
. However, nut shells may take a long time to break down.
: again, avoid Fat in compost... would probably be OK in a sealed compost tumbler.
: OK... no glossy stock or plastic (as you already said)
: OK, as long as the pile is not already too wet
: OK, cut/shred before adding to pile
I hope that helps.