A composting bin

Can I put packing paper in my compost bin?


It's complicated, whether you can put packing paper into your composting bin, so read on!

Key info
Brown material📂
2-5 months

Get the right balance of brown and green composting materials in your bin with our expert guide.

You can use packing paper for your garden or compost pile, IF it is clean (no grease, etc.) To use in compost, shred the packing paper or tear it into strips and add it to your compost bin. Paper is a carbon-rich composting material and provides the energy microbes need to thrive. You'll also need plant matter, or green matter, for your compost pile.
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