The GEOBIN composter presents How To Compost

Welcome to your online resource for getting started with composting. In addition to the tips below and on the GEOBIN instruction sheet (download a pdf now), click on valuable links that will help you get the most from your composting.

What to compost?

  • Kitchen scraps such as vegetables, eggshells, fruit peeling, and coffee grounds
  • Garden and yard material such as grass clippings, leaves, annual plants, and vegetables
  • Manure from plant-eating animals only (NOT from household pets)
  • Cardboard (including the GEOBIN box)
  • Plants with disease or insect problems (compost only during summer months)
  • DO NOT COMPOST: bones, meat scraps, dairy, twigs/branches

How to compost?

  • Alternate layers of organic waste, separating layers with non-glossy newsprint
  • Keep moist (not WET, but MOIST—like a squeezed out sponge)
  • Turn every 4-6 weeks to aid aeration
  • Add thin layers of soil to improve the process