How to Turn an Old Pizza Box into Compost in Five Simple Steps

Pizza BoxIf there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that pizza is delicious. Plain, pepperoni, anchovies, we want it all. Yum! However, as sad as we may get once we reach that final slice, the empty pizza box can come in quite handy for gardeners. In fact, did you know that you can actually turn it into compost? Find out how below:

Step 1: Order pies of pizza. This is pretty self-explanatory, but without pizza, there are no pizza boxes. You will need at least four or five of these to make compost, so gather up some friends and indulge. After all, it is for a good cause, right?

Step 2: Clean out the boxes. Open up the boxes and get rid of any crumbs or dirt that may be trapped inside. Even though it’s going to be made into compost, you want the boxes to start out relatively clean, besides a grease spot here and there.

Step 3: Take your boxes out to the garden. It is time to get started, so bring your boxes out to the scene of the crime. Remember, the boxes won’t turn into compost just sitting on your kitchen counter.

Step 4: Lay the pizza boxes in between the rows.  Getting rid of  weeds are one of the most annoying and frustrating aspects that gardeners deal with on a daily basis. While we may want to forget they exist altogether, we can’t and must address them head-on. That is why when you place the boxes down, this will stop weeds from growing.

Step 5: Watch the boxes decompose. Your job is done, now it is time for nature to take its course. Keep an eye on your boxes, as they will turn into compost sitting out in the garden. Do not forget, though, this won’t happen over night. Instead, it is a slow process, but have faith. You will eventually see results.

The next time you have some tasty pizza for dinner and decide to toss the dirty, old box to the curb, think again. These pieces of cardboard play a huge role in gardening.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here