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?
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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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.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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