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What types of waste should be composted in Dubai?

by Lea charpier on September 16, 2020
There are many benefits of composting, especially to protect the environment by recycling waste.

Compost is also an excellent way to produce the organic matter that is essential for the good development of plants.

With your compost you will be able to feed and fertilize all your plants without it costing you a penny ...

How to compost your waste properly?

Waste for composting

All your home vegetable waste can be added to your compost bin. There are also some ingredients you can compost that you might not have known about.

Here is a list of the authorized organic waste:

  • Fruit and vegetable peelings: It is better to wash them beforehand so that there is no more trace of chemicals
  • Coffee grounds and paper filter
  • Egg shells, crushed to make them easier to decompose
  • Faded flowers
  • Bread and dough waste
  • Garden waste: leaves, mowing, weeds, flowers, etc. Watch out! Make sure that this waste has not been chemically treated beforehand
  • Some household waste such as tissues and ashes. The ashes can be used as a fertilizer and slug pellet
  • Tea, herbal tea and infusion bags

Waste NOT for composting

Yes, certain weeds, especially seed-bearing weeds, should not be composted as they can promote weed growth.

Also, do not use chemically treated waste such as weed killers, pesticides, fungicides.

Even if you should already know what not to compost, here is a list of the 'DO NOT COMPOST' to remind you:

  • Diseased plants
  • Meat, especially bones
  • Oysters, mussels
  • Dairy products
  • Orange, lemon or grapefruit peels

By recycling your kitchen and yard waste in a Bokashi bin for example, not only you minimize the amount of garbage your family is sending to the landfill, but also you contribute to reduce methane emissions from landfills and lower your carbon footprint. Ready to start ?

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