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Brown packing paper

Posted by DonZone8 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 12:53

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

Should I use it sparingly?


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RE: Brown packing paper

When shredded, it makes good bedding.


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RE: Brown packing paper

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


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RE: Brown packing paper

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.


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RE: Brown packing paper

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


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RE: Brown packing paper

"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


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RE: Brown packing paper

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.


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