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February 25, 2010


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The best part about this post is to recycle , people to recycle is the most important step to a cleaner world.

Nova @ Organic Home Garden

paper is safe. but i'm not too sure about the organic content that it can add to the compost. i sometimes use newspaper for mulching and as a crop cover.

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this part of the blog "It is indeed safe use this office paper in compost, according to the U.S. Composting Council and other sources. I have even come across studies that show that paper actually has lower levels of contaminants than typical yard waste—not that your typical yard waste is unsafe" was very interesting, thanks!

Build A Compost

Paper is safe to compost, just black and white print only no colors, to many chemicals.

Vanda Azevedo

Great post! Every week, I buy lots of organic fruits and vegetables, wash them carefully and then I prepare them for cooking. I pull off the ugly leaves, I remove the flesh from the rind, I cut off the ends, I remove the outer layers, etc. I use only the most tender and tastiest parts of the vegetables for my clients. This leaves a large pile of organic kitchen scraps that is perfect for composting, I’ve been saying I need to compost, for a long time. This year, I’ve joined a CSA with Sang Lee Farms and I expect to get large quantities of fruits and vegetables that will create piles of kitchen scraps for composting. Well this year, I’ve taken another step to be greener by purchasing a composter and setting it up behind my shed. Thanks for the info about office paper. Keep it up! Namaste, Chef Vanda The Organic Personal Chef


The most important part of the process is to Reduce and re-use!

no need to recycle if these are adhered to!!

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Just make sure you destroy any documents that might have personal information on them before you put them in the heap!

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Whoa..I did not know that one can only recycle paper 5-7 times because the fibers wear out!

Nice post.

Jessica McCarty

Thanks for sharing! Very interesting post! I wonder how many people think about these things.


Great site.. my wife is a CMA and has been considering becoming a phlebotomist, the pay I believe is better and the work is less stressful from what I have discovered over the last couple of months. The training is only a year so I was even considering it myself. I created a site all about it for those intereted in learning more.. Any information at all will be appreciated.. regards, Dennis

Deborah King

That is a great idea, to compost and reuse the shredded papers with personal data on them. No identity thief is going to go through your mulch! Keep your personal info safe.

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