What NOT to put in compost

Compost is a rich source of organic fertilizer. Some are tempted to put all kitchen scraps into the compost pile. Not everything that you eat, though, is suitable for creating compost.

Do NOT put these items into your compost pile:

c  Meat and meat products, including chicken and lard
c  Bones
c  Dairy products
c  Pet feces
c  Fish
c  Oil-containing products including vegetable oil, peanut butter, and salad dressing

A report from Stanford University explains that products like those mentioned above can stink and attract flying and walking pests including mice, rats, raccoons or other unwelcome animals.