Can You Compost Latex Condoms?

Yes, latex condoms can be used in compost piles. You can, however, only use condoms made of natural latex as they are biodegradable. Natural latex condoms would be considered brown compost materials (source of carbon).

While natural latex condoms can be used in compost piles, keep in mind that it may take far too long for them to breakdown in a basic compost heap. You are better off throwing the compost in the bin. Do not flush it in the toilet as that can cause sewage problems.


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Latex Condom Compost