Composting Biodegradable Diapers at Home
- First, this is for wet diapers with no poop. Composters at home are not hot enough to kill bacteria.
- Mix it with dried plants and other biodegradable things and make sure to oxygenate it every 2-3 weeks.
- You can use a compost tumbler or open-air pile that can break down plant-based diapers about one year. You can also use a hot composting bin to make the process faster.
- If you are thinking of using worm bins, it is not highly advisable because these worms may not be able to handle the big amount of dirty diapers you are using.
- Use this compost for grass, shrubs, flowers and other non-edible plants. Never use home-composted diapers for food gardens.
- The compost is advised to be used to fertilize plants which are not edible.
It would also help to know that landfills are not facilities that can generate the heat and microbes that are needed to break down biodegradable diapers and wipes. Also, home composters cannot kill bacteria. It is not hot enough. This applies to diapers with no poop. It is also advised to use the compost material for non-food plants.