My biggest throwback with composting is and has always been brown matter. First of all, what can you use when you know that the grass in the lawn that has been mowed has pesticides and/or weeds? (As its not MY grass, I don't decide whether or not to use pesticides). You definitely don't want weeds in your compost right, or will these die in the heat of the compost? I'm not willing to take a chance with that one. So, what other brown matter can be used? I know about using newspaper and brown paper bags... but what other things can be used?
brown leaves, stale bread/crackers, i've even started keeping a paper bag in the kitchen to throw used tissues (i know...ew) and other unrecyclable paper items in. (we don't use much, and what we use is made from recycled paper, but still it feels good to put it to use) if i see a neighbor raking leaves, i ask them if i can nab a bag from their curb later, they never say no! ;o)
sticks and branches, hay, yeah you dont want anything where the seeds can germinate which i think might happen with weeds. newspaper, computer paper, shredded bills, any type of paper or wood product really.
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