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Can I put baking soda in my compost bin?


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You can't put baking soda into your composting bin!

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Get the right balance of brown and green composting materials in your bin with our expert guide.


Adding baking soda to a compost pile is not recommended.

The alkaline substance can raise the pH of the compost, making it too alkaline for the microorganisms that help break down organic material.

This can slow down the decomposition process and reduce the quality of the compost.

Furthermore, baking soda is not an organic material and does not provide any nutrients for the microorganisms in the compost.

Therefore, it is best to use baking soda for its intended purpose in baking or cleaning, rather than adding it to the compost bin.

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