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Now it's time to start adding your scraps. Since the pail is a glazed ceramic it will never rust or corrode, so you can put your scraps directly into the pail. There is also the option to use a compost pail liner if you prefer, but this is totally optional.

In my experience composting indoors, it is best to stick with a mixture that is mostly fruit and vegetable scraps, and a small portion of paper, leaves or other natural materials with less moisture. Stay away from meat, but you can add in some eggs shells. Just know that shells from eggs or nuts will compost at a slower rate than other foods. Another good rule of thumb is to limit your quantities of any foods that cause your body to give off an odor—from your breath or otherwise. This means go easy on adding any onion, cabbage, beans, and so on. Highly acidic foods, like lime, can kill the composting action, so these should also be added in moderation. Also, DO NOT add in compostable utensils to your pail. Although these products are compostable, their breakdown process is very, very slow.

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