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Can I put pet food in my compost bin?


It's complicated, whether you can put pet food into your composting bin, so read on!

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

Generally, pet food should not be broken down in a home composting bin.

Pet food contains proteins, fats, and other materials that can attract pests and create an unpleasant odor.

It can also introduce pathogens and other contaminants into the compost.

Adding a few bits here and there won't hurt though.

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