Responsible Disposal of Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers are a beautiful addition to any space, but what should you do when they start to wilt and die? Instead of throwing them in the trash, there are several responsible methods to dispose of fresh flowers and avoid the landfill.

If the flowers are still in good condition, consider prolonging their life by giving them to a friend or loved one. They will appreciate the gesture and enjoy the beauty of the flowers for a little longer.

If the flowers are beyond saving, you can compost them. Fresh flowers are considered organic waste and can be added to your compost bin. Make sure to remove any non-organic elements such as ribbons or plastic wraps before adding them to the compost pile.

Another option is to dry the flowers. Hang them upside down in a cool, dry place for several weeks until they are completely dry. Dried flowers can be used for a variety of crafts and decorations, giving them a new purpose and keeping them out of the landfill.