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Can I put paper towels in my compost bin?


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

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Brown material📂
2-4 weeks

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

Paper towels can be composted if they are free from grease, chemical residue, or heavy bacteria.

Clean and unused paper towels are safe to compost, as well as paper towels used to clean surfaces, dishes, and to dry your hands.

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