What materials can be composted?CompostCycle

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Chopped Cornstalk
  • Farm Manure (not pigs)
  • Hedge Clippings
  • Vegetable and Fruit scraps
  • Sods
  • Hay
  • Straw
  • Sawdust
  • Many Weeds

What materials should not be composted?

  • Pig and Pet Manure
  • Meat Scraps
  • Fats and Oils
  • Vegetation treated with fungicides, herbicides and other pesticides
  • Diseased Plants
  • Perennial Weeds, such as morning glory, quack grass and other hard to kill weeds.

Alternatives to Composting Grass Clippings

When proper lawn management is used, there is no need to collect grass clippings. Leaving the grass clippings benefits the turf by returning nutrients and organic matter to the soil. If evenly distributed, clippings left on the lawn can be equivalent to one fertilizer application per year.