Can You Compost Candles & Candle Wax?

Candle Compost

This depends on what the candle is made of but, in most cases, home composters should avoid using candles as compost ingredients.

Candles can be made from many different types of materials such as beeswax, palm wax, and soy wax. Most candles are made using paraffin wax, which can’t be composted due to it being a petroleum-based product. Beeswax can be put in compost piles but can take a very long time to break down. They aren’t recommended for home compost heaps.


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