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Old beer and wine in the compost bin?

I know this is a weird problem to have but over the years I have accumulated several bottles of wine and beer that I didn't like the sound of and are probably now too old to drink. Is there any benefit to pouring them into the compost bin instead of down the drain?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,896
    edited April 2022
    In the absence of someone knocking on my door for tombola prizes, that’s exactly what I’d do with them. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 885
    We’ve poured unwanted old beers on the compost heap, doesn’t appear to have done any harm and feels more “worthwhile” than down the drain
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • MrMowMrMow Posts: 128
    Have spayed beer on Turf before ,full of carbs.

    I would not like to guess on the wine. 

    I never knew retirement would be so busy. :smile:

  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,674
    The sugars will provide the microbes in the heap with something to eat, just make sure no larger animals can get in, they may be attracted by the smell.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    A bit of a jump - but here are thoughts on finding sources of nitrogen and protein  as fertiliser.

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