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Re: COMPOSTING MATERIALS
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2017, 15:57 »
Thanks for that I've got a shredder here in my office and i'll empty it now.
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Re: COMPOSTING MATERIALS
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2017, 18:19 »
Chop up your toilet roll tubes too.

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Re: COMPOSTING MATERIALS
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2017, 15:09 »
Will do!
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Re: COMPOSTING MATERIALS
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2017, 09:23 »
Added a pile of horse manure and shredded cardboard yesterday!
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Re: COMPOSTING MATERIALS
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2017, 17:32 »
Best laid plans et al. Dug a trench about 15" deep and lined it with damp newspaper. Layered powdered horse manure and sawdust plus shredded vegetable trimmings and peelings and shredded newspapers. Sounds good eh? Wrong! Been informed that just prior to my taking three very large bags of sawdust away one of the operators had switched the extractor from the machine cutting plywood and chipboard to deposit in the same bags as the clean material from the other saws. So I have a mound about 30" high that has chipboard and plywood sawdust in it.

I suppose my best bet is to cover that mound and leave it for a year or so before breaking into it and mixing it with cleaner stuff. Will 12 months be long enough to start breaking down the adhesives and resins from plywood and chipboard?

I think I'll find another, cleaner source of sawdust/shavings.

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Re: COMPOSTING MATERIALS
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2017, 15:15 »
Sawdust doesn't rot readily. Stuff that sits around for ages gets filed in a bin of its own ready to be used for topping up purposes once it's got going

I don't mix grass mowings in with my compost. I do like to put that In a builders rubble sack on its own. It rots down like mad

I just got offered my neighbour's compost bins now they have  built some timber whoppers. I fear they might ask for em back once they find that big ain't necessarily beautiful 😎

I opened one of my full bins yesters and found it reduced to dust by ants.  ✔️ I chucked in a load of overgrown courgettes as a reward for their hard work 🙂



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