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Composting paper towels/plates

15 years ago

I'd like to start composting my paper towels/plates, cardboard rolls from tp/paper towels - more to keep them out of the landfill than for nutritional value for the soil. I get about 4 bags of UCG from Starbucks a week.

Is it reasonable to just toss the paper products in my wire bin and mix in the UCG when I get them? The pile will be ONLY paper products and UCG. Will that be a sufficient amount of greens to break down the paper? Should I be adding my shredded newspapers and junk mail to the pile as well, or is that too much for the amount of UCG?

This will obviously be a cold pile, but I'm fairly sure it will break down in a reasonable amount of time (ie. a year or so), right?

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