Composting is a natural process where microorganisms break down complex organic matter into simple, nutritious topsoil. Currently 22% of the garbage that enters landfills can be composted. Stopping this 22% from reaching landfills will decrease landfill emissions, the amount of land needed for landfills, and maybe even your taxes.
You can compost all food products (including meats, bones, and dairy products*), coffee filters, tea bags, food-soiled paper, paper towels, paper plates and paper cups with no plastic lining, and pizza boxes. You cannot compost any plastic, Styrofoam, metal, and glass.
Paper towels are compostable, yet they are continually being thrown away into the trash. Paper towels from bathroom and restrooms are perfect for compost because in order for compost to happen, water must be in the mix. Moisture allows the microorganisms to easily spread and breakdown organic matter.