Tuesday, December 01, 2009
using shredded paper for compost
I have a great new toy. A paper shredder! Its wonderful. I got the powerful model. Takes newspaper, cereal boxes, junk mail - almost anything made of paper. I'm tempted to add my bills too. I can't wait to see the beautiful compost this will make.
I'm mixing the paper shreds with my kitchen scraps (at least 2:1) in my big compost tumbler. My first batch was started a couple weeks ago and should be ready soon.
I love having a simple use for paper waste. I'm turning it into a valuable product without using extra energy or resources. I don't need to put it out at the curb to be picked up by a big truck brought to some far away facility and who knows what happens to it then.
I seems like it will be the perfect source of brown material for my compost tumbler.
(BTW: The tumbler was a free gift from World's Best Organic Compost Tumbler.)