Will It Compost?

Find out if these kitchen essentials can be used in composting.

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From coffee grounds to newspaper, find out these essentials will compost.

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Composting is a great, environmentally-friendly way to fertilize your garden, but only if you compost the right stuff. Surprising items like tea bags and flower stems can be composted. Watch the video above to see what will and won't break down.

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