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Items to avoid when composting

 

Last updated 6/26/2017 at Noon

Composting reduces the amount of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, reducing the amount of methane gas that such landfills produce. Thinkstock/annalovisa photo

FALLBROOK – Composting is an eco-friendly activity that can also save homeowners money on fertilizer and pesticides. Organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow, compost reduces the amount of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, reducing the amount of methane gas that such landfills produce.

But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that not everything can be added to compost piles. The following are some items homeowners should not add to their compost piles or bins, courtesy of the EPA.

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