Asked by: Trandafir Menes
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th March, 2020

Can you use shredded paper in the garden?

Shredded paper from a paper shredder can be recycled and used to make great mulch around trees and shrubs as well as in your garden. Avoid using glossy or colored shredded paper, since it won't break down readily and may contain materials that aren't good for the soil.

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Also, what can you do with shredded paper?

Here are different ways to utilize your shredded paper:

  1. Pack with It. The first option you can use shredded paper for is as packing material.
  2. Sachet Anyone?
  3. Give it Away.
  4. Let Your Chickens Use It.
  5. Let Your Rabbits Use It.
  6. Toss it into the Litterbox.
  7. Make Your Own Paper DIY Style.
  8. Get Creative with Paper Mache.

Secondly, how long does it take for shredded paper to decompose? Shredded paper…about 4 to 6 weeks. “Stink" is dealt with by adding more carbon rich materials to your pile, and by keeping your pile turned frequently.

Similarly, you may ask, is paper a good fertilizer?

If handled correctly, paper is a potent source of carbon for a compost pile. Under the right circumstances and with enough regular care, paper combined with other nitrogen-rich materials can yield nutrient-rich fertilizer. An alternative to an open pile is a compost container.

Where can I put shredded paper?

Some local governments will accept shredded paper at the curb or at recycling centers if it is bagged. Unfortunately, most recommend putting shredded paper in a plastic bag, which is likely to end up in the landfill.

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