We’ve read a lot of things that have told us not to add seafood to the compost, and others that say it’s not a problem.
Potential problems: smelly compost, critters trying to get in.
Our experience so far: not true.
In Norfolk, we added fish heads, and skin and bones to the compost. Here in south GA, we’ve added shrimp heads. We bury it right in the very middle of the compost. Not only does it not smell, but when we go to stir, we usually can’t find “hide nor hair of it”. It’s already gone! Take in mind, we do have a compost container. If we lived in the country (like we did in CT) then maybe it would be more of a problem because it wouldn’t be contained. But, raccoons prowl this place at night, along with deer and owls and whatever else is making that weird squeaking noise when I step out on the back porch in the dark. Nothing’s bothered our lovely compost bin.
We’ll let you know if we have a negative experience, but I say throw it in. Click on the pictures below for larger size.
Other articles on compost from how to make one to what to throw in:
- Six steps to make a backyard compost (militaryzerowaste.wordpress.com)
- 14 Contemporary Compost Carriers – From Countertop Compost Pails to Cabinet Composters (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- How To: Build a Compost Bin (groundtoground.org)
- Composting (countryandvictoriantimes.com)
- 30 Creative Compostable Creations – From Bodacious Biodegradable Kicks to Compostable PCs (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Building a Compost Bin (trafalga21.wordpress.com)