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  • Can I compost paper?

    Created by Joy Horvath on

    Hi, a quick question about a popular topic… Can you compost plain white tissue paper, such as gift paper? I have a ton of it that the dry cleaner users to fold sweaters over or pad shoulders of garments so they don’t get hangar marks. Do you think that is safe since it is coming from the dry cleaners? It may have been exposed to chemicals in the facility. Thanks!

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    Eric Vinje

    Joy –

    I think the basic rule of composting applies here… “When in doubt, leave it out.” You certainly don’t want to be adding toxic materials, if any, to your compost pile. As for composting paper, the following link will help:


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