Brown packing paper

DonZone8(8)August 6, 2014

Is brown packing paper useful for composting and/or worm food?

Should I use it sparingly?

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sbryce_gw

When shredded, it makes good bedding.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 2:27PM
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mendopete

I don't shred anything, but have used the 'wad and toss in' method. Wadded paper creates nice air spaces,.... worm infrastructure.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 12:34PM
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11otis

The belief is that brown paper hasn't been bleached in the process. So, I guess it's better than white paper but I don't think white paper has any negative effect on the worms.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:46AM
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MaryAnn1950

do you usually wet the paper shredded or not before you put it in the bin?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:58AM
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CarlosDanger(13)

"do you usually wet the paper shredded or not before you put it in the bin?"

Check the moisture levels of the bin: if too dry, dampen the paper. If you opt to put it in dry, the existing moisture will dampen it.

CarlosDanger

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:53PM
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buckstarchaser(5 MI)

I have been using it for over a year now without any problems in the bin.

It beats up my paper shredder pretty bad though. I have a large box where I combine shredded paper, newspaper (with colored sections), cardboard, and annoying brown packing paper. This keeps me from having all one thing when I reach for a handful of bedding to re-pad my kitchen collection bucket.

For the same reason of wanting a variety of shredded papers as bedding, I wouldn't want to use a ball of clumped up paper. It just won't be as thoroughly exposed to the bin as I would like.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 8:59PM
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