A composting bin

Can I put pine needles in my compost bin?


You can put pine needles into your composting bin!

Key info
Brown material📂
6 months - 2 years

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

Yes, pine needles can break down in a home composting bin.

Pine needles are high in carbon, which is beneficial for composting.

They can take a long time to break down, however, so it is important to mix them with other materials such as grass clippings or food scraps to speed up the process.

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