Can You Compost Meat Scraps?

Yes, leftover meat scraps can be used as composting ingredients. Meat would be considered a green compost ingredient (source of nitrogen). Make sure you adhere to the following things if you do plan on using meat scraps in the compost pile or bin.

First, make sure the meat is kept within the interior of the compost pile. The odor of composting meat can attract pests and rodents so it’s best to keep the meat well mixed in.

Second, turn the compost pile on a regular basis to encourage compost aeration. Finally, make sure the meat scrap only accounts for a small percentage of the overall make-up of the compost.


You can find out more about what household waste can be used as compost by checking out our online composting database.

Meat Scrap Compost