Can I Compost Biscuits (cookies) or Crackers?(From the Leftover food category | No comments yet - start the conversation)
No, biscuits (cookies) or crackers shouldn’t be composted.
While they will rot down quite quickly, they might attract rats or other vermin to your compost heap in the meantime. Biscuits/cookies or crackers don’t add enough bulk or nutrients to a heap to make it worth taking that risk.
Don’t forget to keep biscuits/cookies and crackers in an air-tight tin to keep them in tip-top condition, and save you needing to throw them out in the first place.
If you make your own biscuits – but don’t get through them fast enough, consider a freezer biscuit recipe so you only bake them as you need them.
Stale (or softened) crackers can be used for toppings for pies and other things: see our “non-cracking crackers” page on “Recycle This” for more information.