What goes in a compost bin or pile?
A combination of materials containing nitrogen (vegetable scraps) and carbon (sawdust and leaves) or green and brown materials. For premium compost, for those of you who are more particular about your soil amendments, keep your carbon to nitrogen ingredients ratio 30:1. In other words, you need 30 parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen. For the rest of you, combine equal parts of browns and greens.

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1. What goes in a compost bin or pile?
2. What factors affect the composting process?
3. What items should be included?
4. What should not be included?