Leaves in the Compost Bin

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Should I throw leaves in the compost bin?

Leaves in the Compost Bin

Because of their high carbon content, leaves can take anywhere from five months to two years to compost by themselves. However, leaves will compost much more quickly if they are chopped up before they are composted. You should also be sure that the moisture in the compost bin is adequate and that the pile is turned frequently to ensure a good supply of oxygen. Once they finally break down, leaves make wonderful compost.



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