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Can I put olives in my compost bin?


You can put olives into your composting bin!

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Green material📂
6 months - 1 year

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

Olives do compost but they're not necessarily something you want to throw into your compost heap.

The flesh of the fruit will rot down very quickly but the stones will take a lot longer – if you intend to use your compost in your garden in the near future, the stones might be annoying lumps.

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