A composting bin

Can I put squash in my compost bin?


You can put squash into your composting bin!

Key info
Green material📂
2-3 months

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

Yes, you can compost squash – butternut squash, pumpkins and all sorts of summer squash.

The flesh of the squash will compost down quite quickly but the thicker rind will take a bit longer – cut it into pieces if you want it to rot down quicker or disappear into the bulk of the compost.

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