A composting bin

Can I put used matches in my compost bin?

NO ✋🏼

You can't put used matches into your composting bin!

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6 months - 1 year

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

It is generally not recommended to add used matches to a home composting bin.

Used matches may contain chemicals that can be harmful to plants and animals, and they may release harmful fumes when they break down.

In addition, used matches may not break down completely in a compost pile, leaving small pieces of wood or other materials that may not be safe for plants to consume.

For these reasons, it is generally better to dispose of used matches in the trash, rather than adding them to a home composting bin.

If you do choose to add them to your compost, be sure to break them down into small pieces and mix them with other organic matter to help them break down more quickly and evenly.

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