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#1 of 6 Old 07-06-2007, 02:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi.

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

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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.
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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.
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Dryer lint? I never thought of that. Good idea.
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dryer lint I have.

lead pencil shaving I might not.

you can ask a question at

http://www.theorganicgardeners.com/forum/

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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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