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Beginner’s Guide to Composting

Beginner’s Guide to Composting

What you will need:
  • 1x Otima Recycle Combo
  • 1x Otima 40L Multipurpose – Regrind
Fill Up Your Recycle-It Combo

It’s important to note that not everything can be composted. Here’s a quick list of things that can and can’t be added to the pile.


  • fruit
  • watermelon rinds
  • vegetables
  • fruit and vegetable scraps
  • corn cobs
  • old spices
  • eggshells
  • dirt
  • sawdust and wood shavings
  • leaves and tree trimmings
  • hedge/grass clippings
  • houseplants
  • wood ashes
  • wood chips
  • straw & hay
  • coffee grinds
  • coffee filters
  • tea bags
  • nuts and shells
  • shredded newspapers and papers with no color
  • dryer lint
  • hair
  • cotton balls
  • kleenex
  • paper napkins and paper towels
  • kitchen and toilet roll tubes
  • cardboard

Not Compostable

  • bread
  • fish and seafood
  • meat
  • bones
  • meal leftovers
  • grease or oil
  • dairy products
  • weeds
  • colored paper
  • human or pet waste
  • cat litter
  • plastic/metals/foils
  • limes
The Mixture

Grab your Multi-Purpose 40L Regrind. In it, you’re going to mix your compost.

The “recipe” for compost is:

  • Green material
    • Fruit and vegetable remnants/peels
    • Grass clippings
  • Brown material
    • Leaves
    • Branches
    • Tea bags
    • Dryer lint
  • Water

You can either layer your compostable waste or you can just mix them all together. Keep in mind that typically, you will need more brown material than green.

Remember to rotate your compost every few days. This is a vital part of the process because it ensures that the main bacterium that breaks down the compost needs oxygen to thrive.


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