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Post  Lindacol on 2/9/2012, 8:05 pm

Am I correct in assuming that cocoa powder is ok to put in the compost pile? Also unused tea bags and old unused instant coffee grounds? I found a box with some very old cocoa, tea bags and instant coffee in it and just want to make sure it is ok to put in the compost pile.
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Post  llama momma on 2/9/2012, 9:34 pm

How much compost do you currently have? And how much of those 3 items do you have? A few pounds of each in a 3ft by 3ft or 4ft by 4ft compost pile should have no problem breaking it down. Looked through my book on composting and it says organic sources are ok. So I would use them, but not, say for example 20 pounds of each. Hope this helps. And I Hope someone else chimes in.
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Post  camprn on 2/9/2012, 9:40 pm

Yes, I have put all those into my compost without a problem. What a Face

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Post  Lindacol on 2/9/2012, 10:13 pm

@llama momma wrote:How much compost do you currently have? And how much of those 3 items do you have? A few pounds of each in a 3ft by 3ft or 4ft by 4ft compost pile should have no problem breaking it down. Looked through my book on composting and it says organic sources are ok. So I would use them, but not, say for example 20 pounds of each. Hope this helps. And I Hope someone else chimes in.

I have a large compost pile. One full with pallet sides and starting to add to a 2nd one. probably a couple of pounds of 100% cocoa, maybe 1 pound instant coffee and 30-40 bags of various teas. I know the used tae/coffee is ok, just wasn't sure on the new.
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