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can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  walshevak on 2/17/2011, 1:36 pm

I have been pulling stuff out of the garage today. A possible buyer for some of the resturant equipment that I have left from when #2 son's resturant went belly up is going to stop by. AND, buried behind some of the boxes I found a box that got missed when we were unloading. It was full of food. All out of date now and has been sitting in the garage for 2 years. Can any of it go into my compost pile?

15 Lbs sugar
3 commercial cans pineapple chunks
15 Lbs grits
8 lbs yellow cake mix
3 bags croutons
4 lbs instant potato buds

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Re: can any of this go in my compost pile?

Post  LaFee on 2/17/2011, 2:14 pm

I don't see anything in that list that screams "NO" at me...but all that sugar and starch could make a sticky, gooey mess for a while before it breaks down. (I'd be a little concerned about the sugar and starch drawing vermin, too)

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Post  camprn on 2/17/2011, 2:39 pm

I bet the sugar is still good for consumption or canning. Otherwise, I would compost the rest of it, but not the tin cans. Wink
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Post  walshevak on 2/17/2011, 8:32 pm

I wouldn't want to risk consuming the sugar because I bug bombed the garage several times to keep down the critters. Are you SURE cans can't be composed? lol!
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Post  camprn on 2/17/2011, 8:51 pm

hmm, in that case I would suggest perhaps calling your regional waste station and see if it needs different disposal. I myself would not risk putting insecticide in my compost or leaving it out for other critters to consume.
You might be able to make nice garden lanterns out of the cans.
or maybe something else Wink
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Post  middlemamma on 2/17/2011, 9:56 pm

Camp, you always have the best links!
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Post  Old Hippie on 2/17/2011, 11:00 pm

@middlemamma wrote:Camp, you always have the best links!

She sure does!! I am not nearly so clever at finding cool stuff like that.

How do you do it camp?

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Post  walshevak on 2/17/2011, 11:12 pm

these cans are almost gallon size. might make good planters.
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Post  LaFee on 2/18/2011, 4:52 am

I have to NOT look at Campern's crafty links, because I already have enough UFOs around here to fill a closet. (UnFinished Objects)

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Post  Odd Duck on 2/24/2011, 12:35 pm

I am TOTALLY making some of those can lanterns! Those would make great gifts, too, for essentially the cost of the paint and I know I have white and green already. I'll just need to add some other colors.

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Post  camprn on 2/24/2011, 2:15 pm

@LaFee wrote:I have to NOT look at Campern's crafty links, because I already have enough UFOs around here to fill a closet. (UnFinished Objects)
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oooooh.
UFOs... so thats what all this stuff is in my house Shocked
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