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Toilet Paper Tubes

And paper towel tubes...have to be some of the best browns for a compost pile.

They breakdown easily because of their thin size. They flex open to allow oxygen to circulate. They tend to be abundant. :)

I like to add 3-5 each time I drop in kitchen waste. It seems to be a happy balance. 8)
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You can also use them as seed starting tubes. :)


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Or anti-cutworm devices.

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hahahahahahahaha!

Each response had me laughing harder.

Wish I could continue the chain, but I'm laughing too hard to come up with anything witty!

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Hold one up to your mouth and yell "YO HO HO AND A BUCKET OF COMPOST" before you throw it into the pile. Makes them rot better.

BTW the TP makers have been sneaking up on the idea of coreless TP. Those cardboard tubes will go the way of the buggy whip in the near future.
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Oh, but they need that, don't they? :P
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Tubeless???

Oh the humanity!

The folks at work are now sticking the empty tubes in a bag for me!! So, along with coffee grounds and shredded cardboard, I have tubes!!
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Among the fans of my other hobby - vintage audio equipment - the phrase "I have tubes!" usually means someone discovered a valuable old amplifier in someone's basement. :P
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toxcrusadr wrote:Among the fans of my other hobby - vintage audio equipment - the phrase "I have tubes!" usually means someone discovered a valuable old amplifier in someone's basement. :P
I hear ya. Being an avid mountain biker and motocrosser, "I have tubes" usually means recue from pinch flats!
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Marlingardener wrote:And they call this progress!
I'm going to run right down to the county courthouse and stock up on toilet paper tubes. There must be a huge supply stacked up somewhere in that building :wink: :wink: .
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Attorneys are fully compostable, although they are a very strong Green for several reasons, and they should be run through a chipper-shredder to ensure complete decomposition. Some parts are very durable and you don't want to keep seeing them over and over. 8)

Kidding of course! :lol:
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toxcrusadr wrote:Attorneys are fully compostable, although they are a very strong Green for several reasons, and they should be run through a chipper-shredder to ensure complete decomposition. Some parts are very durable and you don't want to keep seeing them over and over. 8)

Kidding of course! :lol:
One must be very careful of methane gas buiuld up. And yes, a shredder or repeated passes with a riding lawn mower may be necessary.

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Yikes, The movie Fargo!

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toxcrusadr wrote: ... although they are a very strong Green for several reasons, ...

Kidding of course! :lol:
Another reason I prefer that other word for manure. When you use that other word, you really know what you're dealing with. Such an awful thing: that Latin oppression of the Anglo-Saxon.

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I've been using toilet and paper towel tubes to wrangle cable and charger cords for years. They work great, are free and you never run out.

When I figure out patio composting, I'll make sure to toss the extras in!
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