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Moldy Bread in compost?

Post  sfg4uKim on 4/1/2011, 8:53 am

I've been asked if it is OK to put moldy bread in their compost.

I've heard you shouldn't even put bread in because of the eggs.

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Re: Moldy Bread in compost?

Post  camprn on 4/1/2011, 8:57 am

ksroman wrote:I've been asked if it is OK to put moldy bread in their compost.

I've heard you shouldn't even put bread in because of the eggs.

SOOOOOO, opinions please?

Yes bread, moldy or not, is good in the compost. I have no idea why this person told you no bread because of eggs as most regular loafs have only flour, yeast, salt and water & the tiniest bit of sugar. If for some reason I have old eggs, I will break them and put them in the compost with no problem.
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Post  rowena___. on 4/1/2011, 10:32 am

eggs? any bread that has eggs in it has been baked so the eggs are safe. however and for what it's worth, i put everything in my compost: eggs (cooked or uncooked), cheese, etc. the only things i put in the digester instead of the composter are actual meat items--meat, fat, bones. everything else goes in the compost.
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Re: Moldy Bread in compost?

Post  Odd Duck on 4/1/2011, 5:32 pm

Yep, on the bread, it's mostly grain, after all. Just spread it around and mix it in a little. If you leave it in a single, big lump, it can get very sour and not compost easily. I always make sure I've got at least a little "brown" in between each slice.

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Post  silverbug on 4/2/2011, 9:24 am

Yup, I put bread in mine too....

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/2/2011, 9:30 am

In my pile if it's not meat, oil, or from a meat eater, in it goes!
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Re: Moldy Bread in compost?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/2/2011, 9:53 am

I know it's been said, but I just got a visual of a guy cracking his eggs, tossing the yolks, but putting his shells in the compost pile. I can only imagine if shells are great for compost, the entire egg is fine.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/2/2011, 10:02 am

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