Did you know shredded paper is a valuable material for composting?
Paper is a great source of carbon and helps soil retain water, as well as decomposing into organic composition for the soil and keeping the weeds out. It’s particularly popular among Vermicomposters due to the worms searching it out above other materials in the compost bin.
Knowing the benefits of adding paper to compost bins (in moderation), members of our team enjoyed a walk to Barnmead Allotments to distribute three large bags of shredded paper, accumulated from our project archiving and office clear out. Nothing quite like getting stuck in, quite literally, with our local community.