t.p. tubes

wendrew8May 6, 2010

Do you all shred and soak your toilet paper and paper towel tubes or do you put them in whole???

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antoniab(5 WofChicago,IL)

I put mine in whole.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 8:45AM
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fam62cc

They would get dampened in the normal course anyway but I slightly dampen them when I put them in. I think it hastens the process a little.

Dave Nelson

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 8:47AM
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equinoxequinox

I line the bottom of the bin with them standing up dry and whole. The paper towel tubes extend up act as air tunnels to let air get to the bottom. Sometimes I would add a layer of newspaper to help the tubes stay dryer to do their job without vermicompost for a while.

Then I cut up my bins into flow throughs and dumped the vermicompost back in and added rivers of water. No doubt they are all wet now.

I try now to only rip stuff up enough to fit into the bin. I don't need work to do. And I have plenty of time. Doing nothing is pretty easy. Plus my hands get tired cutting the tubes into little bits.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 9:04AM
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sbryce_gw

I put mine through my shredded,the same as all other paper and cardboard.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 10:24AM
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11otis

I put about 3 or 4 into one another to make the structure stronger and use them as "chimneys".
When they got really wet and soaked and I have a new one at hand, I shred the wet one by hand.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 12:05PM
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sbryce_gw

"I put mine through my shredded,the same as all other paper and cardboard."

Shredder. I put them through my shredder.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 12:13PM
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randomz

Get 2 and fold them lengthwise, fit them together and slide inside a 3rd one. Wet it all and bury it to be a little breeding tank until it breaks down.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 3:32PM
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equinoxequinox

Or cut one up the side and slip it over another one.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2010 at 7:35PM
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