Can You Compost Citrus Peels?

Yes, citrus peels can be used as compost material. Citrus peels would be considered green compost matter (source of nitrogen).

There are a lot of articles online that warn you on the dangers of using citrus peels in compost. For example, some articles will say that citrus peels are bad for worms. This isn’t necessarily the case. Worms may not like the presence of citrus peels but they won’t die from them.

Citrus peels may take a bit of time to break down so make sure they are shredded into smaller pieces before they are buried into the compost pile.


Find out what else can be used as compost by checking out our online database of composting materials.

Citrus Peel Compost