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What to Feed your FoodCycler

This page outlines which food scraps belong in your FoodCycler, which ones need a bit of work, and which very few scraps don't belong. Follow this guide to keep your FoodCycler running smoothly.

It's important to know which food scraps belong in your FoodCylcler and which don't. Follow this guide to keep your FoodCycler running smoothly and create the best Foodilizer—the nutrient-rich soil amendment transformed from your food scraps—for your plants.

Yes

  • Veggie & fruit scraps
  • Meat, fish, poultry
  • Poultry & fish bones
  • Coffee grinds & tea leaves (including coffee filters & tea bags)
  • Beans, seeds & legumes
  • Eggs & seashells
  • Shellfish (including shells)

No

  • Cardboard
  • Oils & fats
  • Candy & gum
  • Most "compostable" plastics
  • Beef bones

In Small Amounts

  • Sauces, dressings & gravies
  • Dairy products
  • Jellies, jams & puddings
  • Starches (including bread, rice, cake, etc.)
  • Pork & lamb bones
  • Hard pits (including peach, apricot, lychee & mango)

Cut Up Prior

  • Paper towel & tissue
  • Corn cobs & husks
  • Whole vegetables
  • Fibrous plants (including celery, asparagus, parsley, etc.)