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Can You Compost Expired Food?

You can compost your gone off veggies! You’ll want to keep them in the middle of the pile to avoid rodents & pests from eating them.

As an aside, expiration dates aren’t always hard and fast. They are merely manufacturers’ recommendations. If they smell bad or just seem “off” when you open them or if the can is bulging, dented, leaking, or spurts liquid when opening it – consider throwing them away.

We often hear that expired food can’t be composted, but this is not the case. The food will rot and decompose just like fresh food does. As long as there is oxygen and water to help it along, any type of food will compost.

Yep, vegetables eventually end up in the compost pile, buried into the ground or ending up in the landfill where they produce methane among other things.

Compost has many qualities, but you can not include meat or dairy products in it. So, if you have an old head of lettuce with an unpleasant odor, it is perfect for the compost pile.

But we recommend avoid using meat and dairy Please, don’t. they attract vermin like rats, if you breed rats, you’ll be spreading bacteria–a health hazard!

We recommend avoid using meat and dairy in compost because these products are usually not biodegradable.

Some people might think that they can use meat and dairy to create compost for their plants, but this is actually a bad idea. Compost is supposed to be made of plant-based materials that are biodegradable, which means that they are able to break down into the earth. When you mix meat or dairy with other composting materials, you’re basically cutting off their ability to break down – which means that the end result will be particularly smelly.

Consumers should also avoid using meat or dairy in compost because it will attract insects and vermin who will make a mess of your garden.

The first and most obvious reason to avoid using meat and dairy in compost is that they attract animals. Aside from the fact that some people may not want to deal with raccoons or possums rummaging through their compost pile, using meat or dairy can also violate local regulations.

The second issue with including meat and dairy is the odor they create as they decompose. All meats produce a strong smell as they break down, which can be unappealing for many people. This smell can also attract animals and flies to your compost pile.

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