Never Too Much Shredded Paper
I stopped by my son’s office a couple of weeks ago and there was a big bag of shredded paper in the corner, so I asked him, “Does this bag of paper belong to anybody?”. He knows me well and he said, “No, Mom, it’s going out in the trash. Do you want it?”
That was a no-brainer. Of course I wanted it. Shredded paper makes a good addition to compost. It serves as a brown layer. I always top my compost bins off with brown material because it discourages varmints from digging in it. The raccoons and opossums rarely bother my operation. I’m sure this is why.
My husband saw the bag and made a few disparaging remarks but I was not dissuaded. It’ll take awhile to work all that paper in but I’ve got time. Building soil requires patience. Compostable materials break down into soil. It’s magic to behold.
Try it. You’ll like it.