Need “browns” for your compost?

Shortage of “browns” in your bin? You probably have one of these materials in your home:

  • Paper grocery bags
  • Newspaper
  • Tree bark
  • Shredded paper
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Brown lunch bags
  • Cardboard
  • Dryer lint
  • Coffee filters
  • Tea bags
  • Natural fiber fabrics
  • Cereal boxes
  • Packaged food boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Hair
  • Junk mail
  • Food-soiled paper towels/napkins

Have more suggestions? We want to hear what “brown” solutions you have come up with! Type in your tips in the comments section below.


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