Can You Put Bread in a Compost Pile?

Can you put bread in a compost pile?

The short answer is YES. It’s made from wheat, yeast and sugar which are organic and considered a brown for composting.

Some will say NO only because it can attract pests like rats, mice, birds, etc. because it’s food. You really do not want to attract these critters to your yard. The best thing to do is put bread in the middle of the compost pile. That way it’s out of sight and smell.

Bread will decompose rather quickly because its made from flour which is very small grains. Smaller particles will decompose much quicker than larger. Anything powdered will compost quickly.

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