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composting pencil shavings?

post #1 of 6
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Hi.

Is it safe and/or worth it to compost pencil shavings?

TIA
post #2 of 6
I don't see why not. The "lead" is really just graphite, and the shavings are just wood shavings.

As to whether it's WORTH the effort, I dunno. But hey, you're talking to a woman who also composts dryer lint, hair from hairbrushes, and my own pee, so, sure! Every little bit helps, I say.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by eightyferrettoes View Post
I don't see why not. The "lead" is really just graphite, and the shavings are just wood shavings.

As to whether it's WORTH the effort, I dunno. But hey, you're talking to a woman who also composts dryer lint, hair from hairbrushes, and my own pee, so, sure! Every little bit helps, I say.

Well, that's me - sort of like - NOTHING can go to waste. But I had enver seen it mentioned anywhere so I wasn't sure. Thanks for the info.
post #4 of 6
Dryer lint? I never thought of that. Good idea.
post #5 of 6
dryer lint I have.

lead pencil shaving I might not.

you can ask a question at

http://www.theorganicgardeners.com/forum/
post #6 of 6
dryer lint-yes
pencil shavings-no

as for the lint. i just throw it in the yard and the birds, rats, whatever can carry it off to use in their nests.
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