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PunkRotten
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Could I compost tortillas?

Hi,

I have a bunch of corn tortillas I have no use for. Could I compost these?

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I would toss them on without concern. Anything that decomposes and doesn't attract rats and flies. If you already have rats, they will eat almost anything organic. I actually saw one once with a brillo pad in his mouth.

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Sure, why not?

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I feed the birds with anything that's not completely moldy. But all of it will compost too.

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IDK - rarely use tortillas but I often have stale bread heels. I either keep them in the freezer to make bread pudding with or toss them out for the birds. Never thought of tossing them in the compost bin. Probably won't because the birds like them too much. :D

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Is salt content an issue with Tortillas?

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No. We put lots of things in the compost that have a bit of salt in them. If you can eat it, it isn't so salty it will harm your compost pile.

Like anything else, you wouldn't want to dump like 50 pounds of them in your compost pile all at once. General rule of thumb is your compost pile should not be more than 10% one item (where one item is not kitchen scraps or fall leaves, it is tortillas or maple leaves).

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JasonFL
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Oh nice, very educational :D

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forget me not

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One of these days I'll remember to chuck that forgotten bag of tortilla chips lurking in the cupboard into the bin. It seems to be my blind spot when I'm adding to the bin every other week.
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