Soil and Compost forum: Compost able lids and cups...and worms

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 25, 2015 1:50 PM CST
I brought home some compostable coffee cups and lids last night from a function I went to, and I'm wondering whether or not it is a smart idea to put them in my worm compost bin. (I'm not sure our recycling place will take them.)
I presume the lid is made from corn and the cups are a thick paper lined with something.

Thoughts?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Oct 25, 2015 3:42 PM CST
Good question but I have no idea. Do you have a yard waste compost pile that you can put these into?
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 25, 2015 6:26 PM CST
Cindy, I don't, unfortunately.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Oct 26, 2015 8:17 AM CST
I guess you could try it and see what happens. I know some folks put all types of paper products into their worm bins. Run an experiment on the lids with some water to see if they'll break down with a good soaking. I generally stick to newspapers but experimenting today with adding used coffee filters. I keep the used coffee grounds for my garden beds but then have all of the filters left.

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